I knew it was a risk. All early adoption is. I just didn’t expect it to blow up quite as fast as it did.
We fall prey to advertisements promising fabulous lives, so we head to the mall. But there’s nothing fabulous or interesting about hanging out at the mall. It’s mundane.
With three showers being planned, I knew I needed to do something for people who want to help, but I wasn’t quite sure what. How do you reconcile people wanting to help you by buying you stuff when you’re trying to downsize?
What I found when I planned our meals was I spent less; we ate healthier; and I had more time because I wasn’t heading to the store after work every day, nor was I wasting brain power trying to come up with a new meal each evening.
Learn from my mistakes, and you can have a capsule wardrobe (maternity or otherwise) that fulfills its promise of cutting down on decision-making, leaving you looking and feeling good, and giving you more time and brain energy to do the things you love to do.
Basically, Occam was advocating simplicity, and while his idea is mainly applied to scientific explanations — simpler theories are more testable — it's relevant to everyday life.
On non-work days, I love my clothes; getting ready is easy; and it’s all puppies and rainbows in my closet. Getting ready for work is another story.
You could be losing valuable time to things that don’t really matter. Here are three time sucks to recognize and limit whenever possible, so you can make the most out of your life
When you're ready to make whatever leap you'll be making, you'll be more prepared than you thought.
Having kids doesn’t mean you have to have clutter.
On the simplifying journey, support from those we love is something we need the most, but sometimes, it’s the hardest place to get it.
I took the plunge in a way that suits me right now, loosely following the rules, and with the hope that someday, I'll be able to do a big-girl capsule wardrobe.
This is a bit of a science experiment, and my hypothesis is that if I lessen the fairly unimportant decisions, I'll have more brain energy to spend doing what I love.
A realistic plan can help you avoid the spending mistakes that can torpedo your holiday season
You don't have to spend a lot to make your holiday fun and festive. These projects are a starting point for inspiration using a few easy-to-acquire items.