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One more simple decluttering rule

One more simple decluttering rule

As I continue on my journey to simplify my life, it is often a simple idea or statement that gets me thinking and stick with me in unexpected ways long after I first encounter it. This simple rule to consider while decluttering is one of […]

How we get out of the house on time OR how a simple change in the routine made all the difference

How we get out of the house on time OR how a simple change in the routine made all the difference

Unfortunately, unlike the title implies, we are late more frequently than I would like to admit.  At least these days I can blame it on the kids 🙂 But of course there are times when being late is not just rude, but also causes stress […]

Why we only buy groceries once a week

Why we only buy groceries once a week

Saving time was the main reason that moved us towards a Once-A-Week-Grocery habit. But now that we have, I’m finding there are many more benefits. We buy the majority of our groceries at two stores: Trader Joe’s and Costco. And both stores are about 20 […]

Living a Simpler Life

Living a Simpler Life

It seems like everyone is decluttering or minimizing. From Pinterest boards with inspirational quotes about minimalism to books that claim to . Everyone and everything seems geared towards less. And while I admire those that have been able to successfully minimize, I find that for […]

How a $40 item is saving us thousands of dollars

How a $40 item is saving us thousands of dollars

Having young children, we have come to realize that the hardest part about it is that you always seem to be sleep-deprived. Complicating the situation for us was the fact that our mattress was old and lumpy. We resigned ourselves to sleeping on a sub-par […]

My Simple Hack for Additional Freezer Shelf-space

My Simple Hack for Additional Freezer Shelf-space

If you’re like me, then you probably try to fit more into your freezer than it can easily fit. When I open the door, I’m frequently assaulted by bags of frozen peas or loaves of bread. One day it dawned on me that my freezer […]

Meal Planning in an Uncertain World

Meal Planning in an Uncertain World

As I mentioned in my earlier post, meal planning has been a difficult skill for me to incorporate into our routine. However, now that I have figured out that it is ok to build flexibility into our plan, we’ve had a lot of success. The […]

Conquering Meal Planning

Conquering Meal Planning

Meal plans – everywhere I looked, I kept reading about the wonders of meal planning and how it could save me both time and money. But I couldn’t get it together and make it work. At the surface, it seems like such an easy concept, […]