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Simple Example

When it comes to seeking simplicity in life, where do you find inspiration? Whose example influences you? A person, a group, a movement, an aesthetic? Spread the inspiration below! 9 more words

Deborah Makarios

Get rid of all the things - Part II

In my post “Get rid of all the things” I started to talk about my decision to get small. After selling a few things I am looking at what is not sellable (I think I just created that word). 376 more words


Euro Velo 17: and beyond

The Mediterranean has been a recurring feature for much of our trip. We‘ve crossed it (at the juncture of Europe and Africa), cycled next to it, swam in it, and camped by it. 359 more words


A Time to Work

A friend asked me recently how my laundry room project was going.  I had to laugh.  “It’s functional,” I answered, “so I’ve stopped.”  That means that much has been painted, all the hooks are hung, and the washer and dryer are back in their proper places and in working order.  362 more words


New Routines

Part of my inspiration for this post was discovering the My Morning Routine blog, so check it out if you find this topic interesting.

Last fall was a season of upheaval for me. 1,520 more words


Book Review: Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul, by Ruth Soukup

Perhaps the most honest, down-to-earth, practical text I’ve read on removing clutter and simplifying multiple areas of one’s life, Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul… 290 more words

Book Reviews

Mindful De-Cluttering

Recently I’ve been organising the flat, and a large part of the process has been de-cluttering everything, everywhere*. On the surface, our home actually appears neat and tidy, but it hides a chaotic mass of accumulated possessions which rarely (if ever) see the light of day. 2,291 more words