Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 1 for 4 1/2 months of no shopping;-).

Well, the contract is posted on the refrigerator. Greg and I both signed;-). No shopping other than food/toiletries until Jan. 1 2011. I'm excited about the extra time and money savings this will offer. Hopefully, it will help speed up all the other goals. Hope everyone is enjoying this lovely August day!

This is an article from Mary Hunt that my Mom sent me a clipping from, so I don't have a link. It's entitled: Simplifying makes life simply fabulous.

Anyone with a lick of fashion sense knows that the secret of style is found in accessories. Men have it easy....but women? We have to deal with earrings, watches, bracelets, rings, necklaces, belts, chains, broaches, scarves, glasses, stockings, socks, hats, headbands, briefcases and shoes of every style, height, and color. Being properly accessorized is anything but cheap.

Years ago, I made a rash decision. In retrospect, I see it as a stroke of genius. Having owned and lost dozens of earrings in my life, I decided that from then on, I would own just one all-purpose lovely pair of earrings. I would wear that one pair all the time. Why not? I had worn the same ring day after day, year after year and had not been arrested for taking unacceptable fashion risks.

I made this decision for one reason: to stop spending money on earrings. It came with a fringe benefit I didn't expect. I gained time and peace. I don't waste effort trying to decide which earrings to wear. I don't waste time trying to find earrings that match. I always know where my earrings are, so I haven't lost an earring in many years. To my surprise, this one decision noticeably simplified my lie. And it became my catalyst to discover more ways to simplify.

Gradually converting to all white linens and towels has simplified doing the laundry. Sorting is a breeze. Everything matches automatically. I never deal with faded towels or mismatched pillow cases. White goes with everything and it never goes out of style.

I have learned that simplifying, even in small ways, makes my life more enjoyable. Want to simplify your life? Start small and see what happens. ...From Mary Hunt, founder of

1 comment:

  1. I had the same issue with losing earrings, though I always seemed to lose just one of them. Now I, too, wear the same pair every day. It really is so much easier and cheaper.