LIVING A SMALL LIFE

Why A Small Life is a Better Life

Living “A Smaller Life” involves minimizing, organizing, learning how to DIY and how to be a bit more self sufficient. When you reduce the clutter and have a place for all your essential items, you don’t spend valuable time searching for your stuff. Your level of frustration with any undertaking is reduced and the pleasure you find in all pursuits increases.

A place for everything and everything in its place is more than just keeping things neat, it improves your quality of life. A Smaller Life is a better life.

Living small means being more self sufficient. Plan ahead to reduce the need for maintenance, then choose the best tools and do what you can yourself. It will make your life easier and help you stay in control of costs, stress and the quality of the work.

Find ways to minimize the physical, visual and mental clutter in your life, so you can enjoy what matters — and let go of what doesn’t.

August 20, 2014
Eliminate everything that's not essential

Don’t Add, Subtract!

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July 26, 2014
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Is Your Life Too Busy?

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April 17, 2014
How to tame your inbox

Simplify Your Inbox: Simple Sorting for Gmail

In a previous lifetime — oh, about two weeks ago — I had an inbox that had over 275 filters attached to it. If you had […]
September 26, 2013
Plateaus during progress stages of the minimal living voyage

When You Hit a Clutter-Busting Plateau

Plateaus are difficult to handle no matter what you are trying to do… train for a race, lose weight, or eliminate clutter. It USED to feel […]
September 7, 2013
How to remove yourself from the Internet

Take a Powder from the Internet Trackers

Have you ever considered “dropping out” of the Internet. Not just shutting of your computer, tablet and smartphone — but actually removing your footprint on the […]
May 17, 2013

Don’t Buy Things To Help You Organize

Today we are inundated with advice on the best things to buy to help us organize our lives. It used to be things like those 10-pound “day-timer” monstrosities. […]
April 1, 2013
The domino effect of a simple wardrobe

Simple Wardrobe: The Domino Effect

I was over on BecomingMinimalist.com today and saw a great article on the “Domino Effect” of making simplifying choices in your life. I wanted to share […]
March 3, 2013
Toys and clutter and stuff... oh my!

What I Learned About Life by Cleaning the Kids’ Room

When my boys were little, the hardest thing for them to do was to keep their room clean. It was my fault. As a young mother, […]
December 31, 2012
Gold Ribbon

My Mother’s Gift Wrap Station And My Own Simple Version

I’ve always been enthralled with my mother’s handling of the art of wrapping presents. She’s a master. Getting one of her gifts is quite an impressive […]
October 23, 2012
lipstick, etc - Keeping a list of great products

Lipstick Saga: Do You Keep a List of Great Products?

There are products you find along the way that are so amazing… they are the ones that cost a song, serve a multitude of purposes, make […]
October 16, 2012
A way to remember everything from your life

Getting Organized: Evernote

If you haven’t discovered Evernote yet, it’s time. It’s the best note-organizing software I’ve found since my love affair with OneNote back before I eschewed all […]
September 27, 2012
Technology with a tail: USB drive for tablets

My Nexus 7 Has A Tail: Streaming From A USB Drive

My little Nexus 7 has a tail. It’s a USB 2.0 Female to Micro USB Male OTG On-The-Go Cable Adapter and it cost me a whopping 79 […]