Coles Whalen Carangian is the Marketing Director for Simple Life [], a tiny home community development company that believes you should live large and carry less. Coles enjoys helping people discover the value of living life over maintaining things. Coles can be contacted at

Latest Posts By Coles Carangian

1 month ago

Does Owning and Caring for Less Stuff Mean Less Stress?

I’ve always been somewhat of a minimalist myself, so my own experiences probably aren’t a good representation of the whole. After all, me being more comfortable and less agitated when my living space is small and devoid of clutter…

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2 months ago

How to Convince Your Spouse to Downsize

If you knew Gayle and Marc, you would think that it was entirely Marc’s idea for them to move into a cottage home. For years, Marc led a fairly frugal life. He carried the same briefcase to work. He had the same lunch with leftovers from the previous night…

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3 months ago

The Best Dual-Purpose Furniture for Your Living Space

I love IKEA. I have loved it since I first heard the store name on an old episode of Trading Spaces on the TLC channel. When I say I love it though, I am not talking about the meatballs in the cafeteria or the cute, little, blue, shopping bags…

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4 months ago

Top 10 Inspiring Tiny House Porch Ideas

I have always loved a good front porch (though I love a nice back porch as well). There is just nothing as enjoyable as starting the day sitting on my porch, sipping on a cup of coffee, and watching the sun fill the sky with the promises of another day…

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5 months ago

How to Find Acceptance in Friends and Family When Deciding to Downsize

As someone working with people in transition, I meet a lot of interesting women. Amanda is one of them. A wonderful, professional woman approaching 60, Amanda had her mind made up. After spending several months carefully considering…

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6 months ago

5 Home Maintenance Repairs You Can Do Yourself

DIY home maintenance can be intimidating. Especially if you’re like me and don’t consider yourself a particularly “handy” person. But the truth is, some home maintenance tasks are actually pretty simple and with practice you can perform…

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