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July 12, 2009


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Great work! I wouldn't say that I have a "simple life" per se - but I do try to lead an organized one :) For me if I don't have a "spot" for something, or I can't visualize exactly where I would keep it, I don't buy it. If I get something new, I try to get wrid of something old.


Wow... good job.

First, omg that's my fave flavor! Uhoh, now I have a craving!

Second, one thing with magazines that I do is buy a big binder and some of those plastic inserts and just cut out the pages I like. Then I organize them by subject. I usually do this with exercise magazines so my categories are like strength-abs, and cardio- gym, etc.

I live in a teeny (overpriced) studio so I feel you on the small spaces. Another thing I do is to pick up/clean/etc. 10 things every day. That could be as simple as organizing 10 of the books on my shelf. Then one night a week I look around and get rid of whatever I don't need. Sunday's paper on Tuesday, gone! It helps to just do small things all the time because getting motivated to clean the whole thing can be hard!

Hope that helps!


my hubs and Iare constantly "thinning" things out... I stay away from "stuff-marts" completely..and I am pretty much a "needs only" kinda shopper. we give a LOT away to charities... that kinda thing

It takes time and practice...but worth all the efforts to simplify your surroundings..AND it's a lifestyle, not a one time task! I guess its about prioritizing what you really WANT/STUFF vs. STUFF!

(right now we are thinning out books we havn't looked at for a while and plan on giving them to our local library)

Happy Monday


Your craft room reminds me of how my "office" (aka second bedroom) used to look. Just like your Martha Stewart magazines (didn't even know she had one, but I now will check it out!) I had piles and piles of Psychology Todays, Glamour and SELF mags taking up three shelves in the office! I recycled them, and felt better immediately. I lead a pretty simple life, clutter really bothers me, especially in the kitchen (my kitchen is ALWAYS clean) but I just take it day by day :) Mmmm I love ice cream!


Doesn't it feel amazing though to clean and organize? Or is it just me? LOL.

I had the same collection of Martha Stewart magazines. When I decided to purge, I went through each magazine and ripped out the projects/articles/photos/recipes that inspired me and put them in a binder.

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