A few months ago, I lost my job of 14 years. It was devastating not because of the financial loss, as I did receive a severance that helped me get by, but because suddenly I was free... and I had absolutely no idea what to do. The first week I wandered around. I had nothing … Continue reading The Value of Your Free Time
You know, I really didn't I could get rid of anymore clothes in big chunk. I know that every so often I would get rid of a shirt or two and maybe a few pairs of pants. But not several bags of clothes! But a couple of months ago I took an afternoon and decided … Continue reading Decluttering More Clothes!
Recently I got tired of the old platform bed that I had made a couple of years ago. It was comfortable enough, and I had definitely made it sturdy enough, but ultimately I realized it was time for something a little nicer. It's actually two platform sections side-by-side, it's somewhat "portable" and easy to move … Continue reading New Platform Bed
I really hated all the cases of DVDs I had piling up around the house. In all, we have about 300 movies and TV sets, plus several dozen video game cases. We don't have a lot shelving in the house and the cheap media storage stand we bought only lasted a year before all the … Continue reading Simple DIY Storage for DVDs
I've had some major backsliding going on lately. My new job duties have stressed me out tremendously, and I've had trouble sleeping. My fitness has declined in just one month, as I've been more inclined to drink a few beers to unwind rather than go for a run. I'm not really proud of that, because … Continue reading How to Improve Your Mood
Have you ever watched one of those shows on hoarding? There's Hoarding: Buried Alive, and Hoarders, and probably more; I've only watched the two. The programs showcase an individual with the disorder of hoarding, or maybe a whole family that hoards. The first episode I saw, I was shocked. I couldn't believe people could live … Continue reading Want to Go Minimalist? Start Simple.
Believe it or not, some people actually like to clean and organize things. I'm somewhere in-between, I think. I love the end result of when a goal is accomplished; when I've successfully rid myself of unneeded items and now that space is reclaimed. Clothing has been pretty easy for me to weed through and donate, … Continue reading Decluttering the Hall Closet