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Little Things to Help Simplify Your Life

Some little ways to help bring simplicity into your life.

If you are looking for more time and/or a less complicated lifestyle- here are a few tips that might be helpful:

*Let go of the idea that everything has to be perfect. 

*Pay your bills online.

*Keep a stash of blank notecards on hand - these can work for any occasion and save you a trip to the store.

*A mid-week cleanup of bathrooms is easy if you keep an all-purpose cleaner and paper towels underneath each sink in your house. 

*Enclose necessary coupons, gift cards, etc in an envelope and use the front of the envelope as your shopping list.

*Sort through your mail on daily basis.

*Reclaim some kitchen cabinet or counter space by getting rid of those rarely, if ever used gadgets like the bread machine, food sealer, pasta maker, etc.

*Limit your decorative knick knacks to help make dusting the house much easier.

*Cancel subscriptions to catalogs that you can view online.

*If you are using an item occasionally, consider borrowing it instead of buying it.

*Every season, go through clothes and shoes and donate when possible.

*Wipe down shelves in the fridge before you grocery shop. This makes it easier to make a shopping list.

*When planning your day, try to avoid scheduling in every minute.  

*When you use something, put it back where it belongs. 

*Schedule time for yourself.  Get it on the calendar or it will not happen.

*Pack non-perishables into your kid's lunch boxes the night before.  This saves a few minutes in the morning.

*Stop unnecessary volunteering and don't feel guilty about it.

*Create a "to do" list everyday.  This can help keep you from getting distracted.

*Learn to delegate.

 

Getting your Life in Order!

- S

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sunny May 16, 2012 at 04:39 PM
To simplify your home and make it clutter-free, have a place for things you use every day and a storage area for everything else. Always keep extras or spares elsewhere; no one needs all six rolls of tape in the desk drawer.When storing items, be sure you don't overfill containers. Also, use clear storage bins so it is easier to see and use items.

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