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4 Simple Ways to DeClutter Your Space

We all have been there at one time or another in our lives. Life gets busy, the job gets demanding, the social life gets full, and before you know it there’s a pile of clothes here, a paper laden countertop there. 651 more words


It's Just STUFF, Right?

Yesterday, I helped my best friend move her stuff out of the storage unit that she’d rented for several years. She was one of a dozen or so victims of a “suspicious” fire at the storage facility that turned their belongings into piles of charred and smoke-damaged rubble. 297 more words


And The Budget Begins ...

It took me a lot longer to create a working budget I felt comfortable with than I thought it would.  I foolishly underestimated how difficult it would be to switch from never balancing my bank statement to accounting for every penny.   1,216 more words


Cleaning Up the Books: Phase 1

If there was an award for the worst bookkeeper ever … it would be me.  Standing ovation bad.

I never look at my balance.  I don’t bother to open the bills (they’re all on auto-pay so what’s the point?!).  720 more words


24. ...and then everything changed

When I last posted, we were in the midst of some big life changes. We had decided to downsize, to move to the city to minimize Mike’s commute, and to otherwise simplify life.   95 more words


Simple Holidays – Memories Last Longer than Gifts

Joy of being HOME


Being frugal


Holidays are about family, making gifts, food, and light.

Just a few things I found myself pondering today. 347 more words

Simple Living


Since we left our northern Virginia home last March, my 14-year old son Sean has lived with his father. They moved to the city of Charlottesville this past summer, and Sean started high school in the fall. 171 more words

Simple Living