Don’t let your to-do list overwhelm you. Limit your list to your Key 3 (must do today) items, plus a few more. Do them, mark them off, then you can add more. Limiting your list will actually improve your productivity. #tiptuesday
Day 12/30 : Spare change
How many nooks and crannies of your house are hiding spare change? Today's challenge is simple: gather the change hanging around in random places and put it in a single jar.
My puppy Pinecone and I went around our house finding all the change we had just sitting around and found enough for a coffee and a treat for him, score! We'll keep saving the random change I collect in a mason jar and when it's full, roll it and bring it to he bank. -
Day 11/30 : Time to clear out singles of pairs.
Which is kind of a weird way to say today's challenge but basically we're looking for anything that normally comes in pairs where you've lost half of the pair. So:
Socks- pair them up in odd colours to make as many pairs as you can. The odd one out can be used as a dusting glove (just dampen it and slip it in your hand then go ham). If they're higher socks, you can use them as a makeshift lingerie washing bag. Pour potpourri in a clean sock and tie off the top for a deodorizing baggie. Or keep them in a basket in the laundry room until you have another lonely sock you can make a pair with.
Earrings- you can repurpose the singles into craft supplies, cut off the backs and glue them onto clip on earring blanks for your little ones to play with, or cut off the backs and glue them onto a blank ring to wear.
Shoes- I don't actually know anything you can do with a single shoe so let's be honest and just toss the lonely shoes. -
How many other single pairs can you think of sitting in your home? Have fun getting rid of some of the extra shenanigans!
Fresh eats// One sheet meal!
I got off work this morning hungry and realizing I hadn’t prepped any food for the week except a couple hard boiled eggs. If I hate even showering after work; cooking is even farther down the list of things I want to do when I’m dead tired.
All I did was cut some broccoli, kabocha, and unpackage some frozen wild caught salmon I had on hand. Threw it on one cookie sheet, drizzled with some olive oil and baked it at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
Today was a great day full of #fallweather . While working on the feet for the fuming chamber, #shopprincess stopped by so we had to frame some pictures! Afterwards, I installed the feet on the chamber, as well as some handles(all in addition to the hanging hardware installed yesterday). Finally, #shopsortsunday found some @husky_tools containers being filled with random hardware, allowing the former ear plug container to be thrown out. Hope you all had a great weekend! #shermanscornerok
Day 10/30 : How many apps do you have?
We're freeing up mental space again today: take a few minutes to go through your phone and delete any old apps you don't use anymore. Sort the ones that remain into folders for easy access.
Day 9/30: The Ol' Coffee Cupboard
My family tends to buy coffee cups when we go on vacations instead of silly trinkets (it's nice to have something you can use in your day to day life which reminds you of the vacation all the time)
But this leads to a bit of a problem in trying to live a minimalist lifestyle.
We went through the coffee cups today and made a pile each for my two sisters and myself for our homes (to help reduce my moms collection), a pile to keep, and a pile to donate (for all the ones that don't mean much to us). This reduced the store at my moms house by about 2/3, and brought the memories of our family vacations to myself and my sisters for years to come. -
Now it's your turn to cull your coffee cup collections! I'm curious to hear what you do with all your mugs. Give them away to your kids? Turn them into presents for friends and family? Donate to charity? Ritualistic ceramic smashing ceremony?
Day 8/30: Old VHS tapes
Things I have: VHS tapes
Things I don't have: a VHS player.
I'm gonna go ahead and guess a few of you might be sharing my shoes. So I'm going to put my old VHS tapes onto eBay and see if anyone wants them. The ones that don't sell after a month, I'll see if I can donate. If I can't, I'll have to toss them I guess. (Anyone know how to recycle VHS?)
Do you have a collection of old technology that you can't use anymore? Floppy discs? Records? CDs? Blue ray discs?
Roast lamb, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and boiled broccolis for Friday dinner ~ Happy Friday all! What are your plans for tonight and the weekend? I roasted these lamb and veggies in a continental brand oven bag product with seasoning for classic roast lamb. I love using the oven bag because 1. I don't have to clean up the bake tray (all the mess is in the bag) and 2. The juice in the bag is perfect for gravy! If you haven't tried oven bags I highly recommend it. You simply just put the meat and root veggies in the bag with the seasoning, tie it up and roast it.
Have a lovely weekend friends and family 💖😘 #roast#roastlamb#roastlambdinner#roastveggies#potatoes#sweetpotatoes#carrots#lamb#broccoli#happyfriday#fridaydinner#dinner#ovenbag#continental#lessmess
Did you know that I have a new blog in English? With focus on minimalism. Tonight I published the second post on that blog... You are all welcome to visit that blog, if you want 😊 http://lessmess.blogg.se is the adress 😃
🔶ME WEEKEND 🔶 it's been a long time since I've had a weekend all to myself, between moving and traveling and settling into Manhattan! So I'm pampering myself allllllll weekend long (and Monday since I have a day off 🎉) One part of my self-love: this Facial Resurfacer ~ with REAL Vanuatu Volcanic Ash in it! 🌋🌋 .
I've been applying this facial scrub 1-2 times a week (throw it on before my shower and wash off inside #lessmess ) and I've been DIGGING the way my skin is feeling afterwards. After a longggg summer of too many cocktails 🍹 and not enough sleep 😴 , this facial resurfacer is getting this fair skin ready for colder temps ahead ❄️! .
Facial Resurfacer contains grains of Vanuatu Volcanic Ash to help you achieve a glowing, smooth skin surface. A little goes a long way with this powerful facial buffer that works to rid skin of impurities and reveal soft, revitalized skin. .
💋Help slough off dry, dead skin for a natural healthy glow.
💋Assists in speeding up cell turnover to reveal new skin
💋Slows down the aging process.
Facial Resurfacer: $50
Menskopp passar dig om du:
- har problem med torra slemhinnor och flytningar
- vill spara pengar
- vill minska på sopberget
- har problem med svettiga bindor
- ofta glömmer att byta tampong i tid
- är rädd för läckage när du sover
Har du provat menskopp någon gång? Vilken är din favorit? Vår är @organicup 👆🏽länk till organicup i bio
🇬🇧 ever tried menstrual cup before? It'll save you a lot of money, no more sweaty pads and leakage while you sleep... .
Day 6/30 Old Technology -
What do you do when you get a new phone? My unfortunate habit is to keep it. I always think to myself as I add it to the pile of old technology "well what if?"
What if what?! It's a broken phone! If it still worked I'd still be using it!
So today I want to challenge you to go through your old technology. Old phones, iPods, cameras, printers, computers, memory sticks, charging cords, computer mice, writeable CDs and DVDs, tv boxes, VHS players, DVD players, TVs, monitors, cables, radios......
There's so much we keep in our houses, go through it all. Fire halls usually take dangerous goods that are hard to recycle, so depending on where you live, they might be where you take it. Or you may need to take it to a special area in your local dump. To be sure, google "electronics recycling" or "electronic waste disposal" and your city or town name to find out for sure where to put it. -
How much clutter are you getting rid of with your old electronics?
Day 5/30: The Pantry
Despite what I often think to myself, I would not last long in a zombie apocalypse. For a number of reasons but let's focus on food here for a sec.
I have a ton of stuff in my pantry that makes it seem like I have a ton of food in my house. But what I really have is a bunch of nonsense that I don't eat and have no plans to do anything with (prime example: turkey gravy. I'm vegan, why is this here?)
So today's challenge is to go through your pantry, and sort everything into piles of keep, donate, and turf. Keep the food you eat. Donate food not past it's expiry date. Toss the rest. Then going forward, make a point to not buy the random useless stuff again. If you're walking through the grocery store and see a new product and think hmm should I try this? Ask yourself: if I don't like it, am I willing to eat the whole thing or will it end up in the trash? And as always, if you do decide to try the thing, make sure it has recyclable packaging or comes in bulk.