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Level Up Your Adulting:

Focus on just one thing at a time.

You got this.

A short, actionable, self-paced class, from bestselling author Tsh Oxenreider,

to help you win your 7 basic life tasks. 👇

(You know, the things you keep meaning to learn how to do, but aren’t sure where to start.)
(Or are too embarrassed to ask how.)

Let’s face it—you already mostly know what to do—you just need to do it.


It’s not that you don’t care, or actually want clutter, or love not knowing where your money goes.

You want control over those things… There’s just too much, all at once.

I’m so happy Tsh is in my life. It’s a gift to be able to deliver tough love with a kind heart, and I’m grateful to have just such a person to answer my questions and walk me through quandaries, about simple living, or anything else. Anne Bogel

Modern Mrs. Darcy & author of Reading People

The Essentials gives you the know-how so you can focus on just ONE thing at a time:

Find the motivation you’re craving

Let this system be your compass so you can focus

Finally find your tools for adulting

What You Get:

The Essentials is a compass that guides you through one bedrock basic task at a time — these are the things that helps everything else in life run smoother. Start taking care of these, and you’ll find more time to focus on things you care about.

📦 Project 1: Get rid of 100 things.

☀️ Project 2: Design your morning and evening routines.

🍳 Project 3: Find your best menu planning formula.

💵 Project 4: Create a zero-based monthly budget.

🗃 Project 5: Conquer the paper monster.

📷 Project 6: Organize your avalanche of photos.

📆 Project 7: Establish a do-able calendar system.

The class format includes 9 short videos (+the audio versions if you prefer to listen as you work) and a 35-page workbook as the primary tool to help you accomplish your projects.

✔︎ Multimedia format  ✔︎ Learn on any device  ✔︎ Move at your own pace

Tsh has been pivotal in how I’m intentional about my life. Her wealth of generous encouragement over the past decade means taking this course is a no-brainer. Myquillyn Smith

The Nester and author of The Nesting Place

Plus, These Bonuses! 

Bonus #1:

The Essentials in digital book format — read along as you take the class, or enjoy it afterwards as a refresher.

Bonus #2:

Spend Your Days: How to Control Time With Rocks, Bullets, Chisels, & a Boat, Tsh’s digital guide on making the most of your finite time.

The Essentials is for you if:


You feel overwhelmed by the basic tasks you already know you should do.


You need motivation to focus on only one project at a time until it’s DONE.


You want to move on beyond the basics — but not until you’ve tackled your essentials.


You like using pen & paper to plan details...


...But you’re open to trying simple digital tools to help streamline your systems.

It’s not for you if:


You’ve decluttered your space, you’ve established a budget that works, and your digital photos are thoughtfully curated.


You don’t struggle with overwhelm.


You typically start and end your days just how you want.


You’re looking for specific, personalized advice from Tsh.

How It Works:

The Essentials is a self-paced, online video class — you control when you start and finish. After you enroll, you’ll have access to work through the sessions at your own pace from your computer or mobile device.

You’ll be able to visit the content for as long as the course exists — whenever you need a refresher, it’s as simple as retaking the class.

It’s only $47 – half the cost of one life coaching session, and you can reap the benefits again and again!

Enroll now, and finally take control of your life’s essentials.

I’m Tsh Oxenreider, a writer, entrepreneur, wife, and mom. I created The Essentials as a reset button for ME — I needed a refresher on the basics when my own life felt nuts.

In the same way I first created The Art of Simple when I moved overseas and learned how to simplify, I like to design systems that work for me, experiment until they’re just-right, and then share them with you.

I love my work as a writer and podcaster, but I’m still a busy mom with a household full of noise, occasional mess, and tons of heart. The Essentials gives me the permission slip I need to make sure our foundational systems are in working order.

Whenever I need to re-evaluate what I value most, I turn to Tsh Oxenreider. I deeply appreciate her perspective on most everything, from living with intention to creating work that matters. She is always a kind and trustworthy companion for any journey. Emily P. Freeman

podcaster & author of The Next Right Thing

The class is closing for GOOD! Final enrollment opens in:








100% Risk-Free!

The Essentials comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You have instant access to the entire course once you finish your registration, and if you’re not satisfied, write to us within 7 days of your enrollment. We’ll offer you a refund; all we ask is that you let us know why you’re not satisfied so that we can continue to improve.

Space will be limited — be one of the first to know when it opens:


Now’s not a good time for me to take the course. Can I enroll later?

No — this class is closing for good, which means once this final enrollment period ends, you’ll no longer be able to enroll. You can take the class whenever you want, so snag it now, then start when you’re ready.

Wait — really? The class is closing for good?

Yep, really. So if you’d like to ever take it, enroll NOW. It’ll stay available for all existing students, but if you’re not in, you’ll no longer be able to enroll.

Do I have to take the class within a set time?

Not at all. Take The Essentials whenever you want—start and stop however it fits in your life. It’s completely self-paced.

How is it delivered?

Tsh teaches you through video, but you can also download the audio and take it with you, like a podcast. Each lesson is also transcribed into a downloadable, printable, if you prefer to read. So you can literally watch, listen to, and read the class!

How long will it take for me to finish the class?

Because it’s self-paced, and because you get instant access to the full class from the beginning, The Essentials can literally be as fast or as slow as you want. The real investment lies in accomplishing your projects in real life. You could devote a couple hours and complete one project per week, finishing in about seven weeks. Or, you could take an empty week to take The Essentials and fully dive into the seven projects over seven days (some naturally take longer in real-time, like establishing a morning rhythm). The videos are around five minutes each, so they’re easy to watch in small bites.

One horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

42. It’s so obvious.