What I’ve learned about stuff

fridge magnet collection
Easy to pack up and put away when space is tight; fun to display when there’s room to spread out. Fridge magnets are great collapsible lifestyle souvenirs.

In my collapsible life, I’ve gone from living in a 4,000-square-foot house on an acre of land to a 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom city apartment to a 240-square-foot, Class-C RV.

And driven more than 40,000 miles (or about 65,000) kms around Canada, the USA and Mexico in the past five years.

On the way, I’ve learned a lot about cleaning up, clearing out, shifting gears, living small, minimizing and mindfulness.

Here’s are some of the key things I now know:

  • You need less stuff than you think you do. (And you won’t miss it when it’s gone.)

  • Stuff expands to fill the space allotted to it.

  • Your loved ones love you, not your stuff.

I intend to use this space to reflect on this kinda stuff, to participate in the community living to #havelessdomore, and to share what wisdom I think I’ve gleaned over the past 10 years.

Looking forward to it,




  1. Yes my brilliant friend; keen insight, fantastic photos, and information with sharing. You inspire me, and not simply to clean up. But let’s start there.


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