15 Minutes a Day

Do you have a monumental task to accomplish, like building a new website, packing for a cross-country move, or applying for a new job? Big projects like these always overwhelm me. I was never much of a big-picture kind of person. I feel much more comfortable breaking things down into short, manageable tasks. You’ve probably…

The Best Holiday Gifts When You’re Strapped for Cash

Feeling kinda broke this holiday season? Try some of these ideas and you’ll be gifting like a boss! When you’re low on funds, the thought of holiday gift-buying can be stress-inducing. About 60% of Americans find gift buying the most stressful financial activity of the year, even more so than taxes. It can be challenging if you…

I Stopped Spending Money On These Things, and So Should You

My personal journey toward freedom, mobility, and more fulfilling work has been transformative in many ways. For example, moving into a smaller home means having less space to heat, cool, insure, and clean. Getting rid of extra clutter reduces my worry about misplacing something or finding room for it. As I continue to downsize and…

How to Practice Minimalism without Being Annoying

Minimalism. I’m not sure how that word makes me feel. It’s true that since I’ve started purging clutter, my life has become more manageable and less stressful. But, sheesh! I want to pull my hair out when I hear someone call themselves a minimalist when they take 25 minutes to explain their perfect system for…

How Clutter Is Making You Miserable

Decluttering seems to be fashionable these days, especially for people who are sheltering in place because of the you-know-what-virus. When I get around to it, decluttering does wonders for my life, leaving room for more important things. Unfortunately, clutter afflicts many of us, and it’s making us miserable. The average household in the U.S. holds…