Organization & Decluttering Archives

Use a shoe holder to contain the little things that clutter up cupboards and shelves. The one pictured above is hanging inside a laundry closet and is being used to store cleaning supplies. We have one in our tiny bathroom in our travel trailer. We use it to store personal hygiene and first aid supplies—hairbrushes, shampoo, My Little Pony bandages—all the goodies! We’ve used them…

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Three simple steps to take today in case you lose your wallet tomorrow.

Photo Credit We have some serious computer geniuses in the extended family–I mean serious. As technology advances, so do they. This means they have veritable computer graveyards, known in the biz as e-waste. It’s impressive, really, how they can extract a skeleton and some guts from their graveyard and create the computer world’s rendition of Frankenstein’s monster. Go bro! Most of us have our own…

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Simplifying is not confined to the brick and mortar world. A simplified life can be sabotaged by how we spend our online time. To free up time and e-space, it may be time to evaluate the online subscriptions cluttering up your inbox and RSS reader. The last time I estimated, there were about 8 kazillion websites competing for subscribers. (That’s a number I made up because…

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My email inbox used to be OOC–out of control. I didn’t think I had many subscriptions, but with our on-again, off-again internet access as we travel the country, I couldn’t consistently check, answer, and delete. The emails were multiplying like rabbits, even though I was manually unsubscribing and deleting as fast as I could. Like rabbits, people! That’s when I discovered Unroll Me. (It’s FREE,…

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This post contains affiliate links. They don’t bite, so don’t be afraid of them. If you purchase something through my affiliate link, I receive a portion of the proceeds at no additional cost to you. It’s kinda like a great big thank you for my time. Just as real books in the real world can cause a real big mess real fast, ebooks in the…

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Do Ten Things: A simple strategy for keeping life under control, from The Simple Homemaker

Sometimes life is overwhelming and everything just seems…complicated, which is the opposite of simple. I’m totally not on board with complicated. Away from me, Complicated! When my life is feeling complicated and I don’t know where to start, I turn to my little bag of simple tricks. One of my favorites is my ridiculously simple, but highly effective “Ten Things” Strategy. It goes like this….

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