When I first moved to Kentucky, the contents of my house were in safely residing in storage, until I found a house to purchase. While I stayed with my daughter initially during the search, my sweetie and I found a 400 square foot apartment in a great area for cheap as a "temporary" measure. Temporary turned into 9 months and countless hunting, but I bought a house and said goodbye to my minimalistic digs.
Although the tiny apartment was...well tiny...I knew where everything was and had very little spare space to bring anything except food into my dwelling. It was pretty simple, and I never lost my keys, or wallet or cellphone in that space. And while my intention was to buy a cottage or bungalow, I ended purchasing a 3-story brick Victorian with 2800 square feet out of foreclosure.
Great price and tons of space. . .and I filled the space I have - but now I want to live more simply in this space - which translates to doing more with less.
So I am starting in one room, to determine what items I love and use. And when I donate or discard those items that no longer resonate with me, I will move onto the next space that is filled and needs "lightning". Because as I have discovered personally and through my clients...TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS STILL TOO MUCH!