In February I ran a fairly successful decluttering experiment, with the goal of removing one object per day from my kitchen or dining room. In March the plan was to shift my focus to decluttering my bookshelves, one book each day. The result? A complete failure.
Am I the only one bewildered by the mass of (sometimes contradictory) information about what I should eat? A recent browse of a health magazine turned up one article promising the secret to maintainable weight loss was to eat a low-carb, high protein diet every other day. The very next article promised the same results by eating vegan until 5…
At the beginning of February I decided to try a simple decluttering technique: I would cull one item every day for a month. Now that February is over, I thought you might be interested in the results.
Most of us yearn for a life that is less hectic than the one we currently live. A simple life. But what does a simple life look like? Each of us will have a different answer. Because we are in different stages of life. Because we have different priorities. Because different kinds of things bring us joy or stress us…
Clutter happens. Because we accumulate stuff. Lots of it. Scarves, hobby supplies, paperclips, empty ice cream tubs, DVDs, holiday decorations… And if we don’t get rid of some along the way, it will eventually become a problem. In an ideal world, we would regularly take a day and go through the house culling all the stuff we no longer need….
Back in my day, we counted down the days to Christmas with an advent calendar. These days kids can download an app or visit a site like the Christmas Clock that ticks off the seconds. However we count them, there are only 25 days left until Christmas. How will you spend them? Here are seven fun takes on the advent…