Do your friends and family joke that you're a hoarder? Are you struggling to get rid of your stuff? This is the episode for you because Jennifer Fuist is a former hoarder who sold over 4,000 items on Facebook after falling in love with tiny houses. Jennifer made the journey from hoarder to tiny house dweller, and in this conversation, Jennifer shares how she approaches owning things in her new reality. Plus, her tips on how to learn to let go of your stuff.
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In This Episode:
- Therapy helped Jennifer stop hoarding.
- How she sold her things on Facebook for fair prices
- Where did she start with downsizing?
- Tips for staying de-cluttered
- How to lower the price for your campground parking spot
- Tips for staying warm in winter without breaking the bank
- Making videos about really living in a tiny house
- Living tiny with cats: Jennifer's cat set-up
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Jennifer Fuist used to be a hoarder but was so tired of her belongings controlling her that she decided to change her life once and for all. She sold over 4000 items on Facebook and in the end, was finally free to live more simply. Fast forward 1.5 years and Jen's been sharing her tiny house journey & lifestyle with the world on her YouTube Channel, Tiny Dreamer. She lives with her 3 cats and runs a small herbal & natural remedy business out of her tiny home called Goddess of Herbs! Here is her story!
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Windows are in!
Covering the trailer wheels
Jennifer's tiny house
The first walls up on the shed
A welcoming welcome mat
Storage for her products
Human bed and cat scratching post
More of Jennifer's products stored
Even her drawers are organized
Loft (and cat)
Inside the tiny house
View from the loft
Storage above the Separett composting toilet