By getting rid of stuff you don't need, budgeting your income and expenses, there will be many more possibilities to choose from. Living with less and cutting your costs can enable you to take sabbaticals, or mini-retirements as they're called nowadays, to travel, study or be at home with your kids. With less gadgets and … Continue reading Possibilities
People have a lot of habits. Have you ever thought why you are repeating the same habits every day? Are the habits smart? When was the last time you reviewed your habits? By repeating the same habits all over again it seems to be what is considered “normal” for us. What happens if you change … Continue reading The Model: How to Improve Your Financial Situation. From the “Old Normal” to a “New Normal”.
Requirements: No drilling, No Assembly! I recently asked my daughter to take a look at the clothes she owns. She likes to go shopping and buy fashionable clothes. I wanted her to realize how much she already has. As I was going through my own clothes I similarly put all of my daughter’s clothes … Continue reading A Teenager Organizing Her Room – New Storage Ideas
Generally speaking for anyone who wants to declutter I would recommend the following: Anything you want to get rid of, get it out of your house now! Don’t put stuff in bags waiting for the right moment you have time arrange a garage sale. Just get rid of it ASAP! Only try to sell stuff … Continue reading Efficient Decluttering
I’m not sure exactly how many pieces of clothing I own, but I don’t find it very interesting as I know it’s not that many. What makes things more challenging with a minimalist or capsule wardrobe is that in my country we have four seasons with large variations in temperature. Merino wool was the key … Continue reading I Guess I Can Call This a Minimalist Wardrobe
There are many different materials a futon can be made of. Some of the mattresses are thicker, some are thinner. I wouldn’t recommend to buy one before trying it in a shop. If you want to roll up the futon during the day, some materials are easier to roll than others. The futon I have … Continue reading Some Things to Consider Before Buying a Futon Mattress
It took about two years to finish the decluttering project. I didn’t use any specific method (e.g. KonMari) and the aim wasn’t to do everything at once. Some items were more difficult than others and that’s why it took time. It wasn’t always easy to decide whether to try to sell something or give … Continue reading Decluttering Completed!
When I was looking for information about futon mattresses I found websites where people were telling they sleep on the floor (without a mattress) and that they feel it’s better for the back, blood circulation and has various other positive health effects. Some people claimed that they never feel tired in the morning when sleeping … Continue reading Sleeping on the Floor – Pros and Cons
To make New Year’s promises is a common tradition. But are we fooling ourselves by making promises we will not keep? Why would a promise at the beginning of a year lead to results if we have not been able to achieve results already during the previous years? I think many people tend to forget … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions – Are You Willing to Make Changes?
Some time ago I read an article about a Japanese guy who lived in an extremely minimalist apartment. He hardly owned any furniture or kitchen appliances. His wardrobe didn’t contain many pieces of clothing. At this point I was thinking yes, one could sleep on a mattress and only own one chair – but, … Continue reading Who Needs More Than Two Pairs of Socks?
For decades, organizations have used different methodologies for process improvement in order to reduce costs and to enhance customer satisfaction. If these methodologies can be used across different business areas and industries, they can most certainly be applied for private purposes as well. Imagine the processes of an office: filling out Excel sheets, updating customer … Continue reading Lean and Kaizen at Home