I helped a lovely friend of mine reclaim her kitchen. She lives in a 100 year old house in Brooklyn that is beautiful but a constant project. She has hopes to completely remodel the kitchen in the future but in the mean time she was unhappy with the space she had. She loves to cook so being frustrated with her kitchen was a daily downer. I am a big believer of being happy with what you have NOW even if it is not your longterm goal. Not to sound too cheesy but, life is a journ
"Life is just too short to carry abournd a while bunch of things you don't need" Saw this great picture quote from Becoming Minimalist and HAD to share it! Check out their great website full of mind blowing articles!
Wearing a variety of sizes is a place that most women find themselves in at one point or another. What are you supposed to do with all the clothes that don’t fit right now? I say: Only keep items that you love, make you feel beautiful, and FIT! You should be able to pull anything out of your closet and just wear it. Get rid of clothing that are too big or too small. Keeping clothes that are too big causes you to live in fear, worrying when you are going to gain the weight bac
When organizing, It can be overwhelming to even begin because there are so many different areas you want to attack. Pick ONE and get started. And by one I don’t mean “my bedroom” I mean “my bedside table”. Take a lesson from Pac-Man and choose small, manageable bites. You’ll be surprised how easy it is and once you start, you might just want to try another little bite ;)
First off, go paperless as much as possible. Sign up for online billing, banking and automatic payment. It will save time, cut down on physical papers clutter and it’s better for the environment. Invest in a scanner such as Scan Snap or RoadWarrior 3 and save documents in Evernote or Dropbox. If you feel overwhelmed by your piles of backlog archives just start with your new papers and throw out the old files as the years pass. Here are two charts that tell you what to keep an