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by Maria Gracia | Updated on January 16, 2024 Join our newsletter to be notified when new content is added to our website. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Simplify, Simplify.” Here are my top 10 ways to organize and simplify your life. 1. Less is More: Prioritize quality over quantity. Keep a collection of things that bring you joy and donate/discard items that no longer serve a purpose in your life. Whether it's clothing, furniture, knick-knacks, or other possessions, focus on what truly matters. 2. Consolidate Credit Cards: Simplify your financial life by reducing the number of credit cards you use. Stick to one or two major credit cards accepted by most stores. Ensure you only make purchases within your means and strive to pay off balances monthly. If you have existing balances, prioritize paying more than the minimum to expedite the payoff. 3. Cook Smart: Optimize your meal preparation by cooking in batches. Instead of preparing just one meal, cook enough for at least two. Store the extra portion in the refrigerator or freezer for a hassle-free meal on another day. 4. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Refrain from letting minor issues disrupt your peace of mind. Deal with inconveniences swiftly, like cleaning up spilled milk, and shift your focus to more significant matters. 5. Get Help: Acknowledge that you can't do everything alone. Share household responsibilities with family members, delegate tasks at work, and consider outsourcing projects or repairs to streamline your workload. 6. Don’t Try to Remember Everything: Relieve your mind by jotting down important information. Keep all notes in one designated place to easily retrieve them when needed. This simple practice prevents mental clutter and promotes efficient organization. 7. Watch TV on Your Own Terms: Take control of your TV viewing experience. Use a DVR to record your favorite programs and watch them at your convenience. This way, you can enjoy your shows without being tied to a specific broadcast time. 8. Don’t Over-schedule Your Children: Recognize the importance of balance in your children's lives. Avoid overwhelming them with too many activities, allowing for downtime and a healthier overall lifestyle. 9. Plan Each Day: Dedicate 10 minutes each night to plan the following day. This small investment of time ensures you wake up focused and prepared to tackle whatever comes your way each morning. 10. Embrace Minimalism: Henry David Thoreau's philosophy of simplicity echoes in the concept of minimalism. Consider adopting a minimalist lifestyle by decluttering your living spaces and focusing on what truly adds value to your life. Remember, the key to a simplified life is making intentional choices that align with your values and priorities. Back to Simplify Life Index

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by Maria Gracia Updated on January 16, 2024 Join our newsletter to be notified when new content is added to our website. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, “Simplify, Simplify.” Here are my top 10 ways to organize and simplify your life. 1. Less is More: Prioritize quality over quantity. Keep a collection of things that bring you joy and donate/discard items that no longer serve a purpose in your life. Whether it's clothing, furniture, knick-knacks, or other possessions, focus on what truly matters. 2. Consolidate Credit Cards: Simplify your financial life by reducing the number of credit cards you use. Stick to one or two major credit cards accepted by most stores. Ensure you only make purchases within your means and strive to pay off balances monthly. If you have existing balances, prioritize paying more than the minimum to expedite the payoff. 3. Cook Smart: Optimize your meal preparation by cooking in batches. Instead of preparing just one meal, cook enough for at least two. Store the extra portion in the refrigerator or freezer for a hassle-free meal on another day. 4. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Refrain from letting minor issues disrupt your peace of mind. Deal with inconveniences swiftly, like cleaning up spilled milk, and shift your focus to more significant matters. 5. Get Help: Acknowledge that you can't do everything alone. Share household responsibilities with family members, delegate tasks at work, and consider outsourcing projects or repairs to streamline your workload. 6. Don’t Try to Remember Everything:  Relieve your mind by jotting down important information. Keep all notes in one designated place to easily retrieve them when needed. This simple practice prevents mental clutter and promotes efficient organization. 7. Watch TV on Your Own Terms: Take control of your TV viewing experience. Use a DVR to record your favorite programs and watch them at your convenience. This way, you can enjoy your shows without being tied to a specific broadcast time. 8. Don’t Over-schedule Your Children:  Recognize the importance of balance in your children's lives. Avoid overwhelming them with too many activities, allowing for downtime and a healthier overall lifestyle. 9. Plan Each Day: Dedicate 10 minutes each night to plan the following day. This small investment of time ensures you wake up focused and prepared to tackle whatever comes your way each morning. 10. Embrace Minimalism: Henry David Thoreau's philosophy of simplicity echoes in the concept of minimalism. Consider adopting a minimalist lifestyle by decluttering your living spaces and focusing on what truly adds value to your life. Remember, the key to a simplified life is making intentional choices that align with your values and priorities. Back to Simplify Life Index
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