"From time to time, Dee Williams does a possession count. The last tally was 305.
In many homes, that may amount to the stuff found in the kitchen cupboards, or the contents of one walk-in closet. For Ms. Williams, it included all of her worldly belongings, from her bedroom suite (a mattress and a quilt) to her home entertainment equipment (a laptop) to her jewelry collection (four pieces in all: two necklaces and two pairs of earrings).
“That’s everything,” she said, adding that she recently ordered a book on house design, a big splurge. 'I’m constantly going through my stuff, figuring out what I should get rid of. Creep happens.'
When your house is 84 square feet, life gets pared down.…"
Dee Williams has just published The Big Tiny.
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For this article, written by Steven Kurutz, which appeared in today's New York Times, click here.