A New Year can be a time when people are super pumped and motivated to be a new version of themselves that they envision. Unfortunately, so many of us get so “gung ho” that we burn ourselves out after 2 weeks. My biggest belief is that the best way to stick to your New Years’ resolution is by finding simple steps to create lasting change. Take it from a girl who did the whole daily scale, never skinny enough bit. There are better ways and I’ve narrowed them down to my top 10.
So, I talk a lot about minimalism and living a more simple life. Some people take this to mean that I live with one fork, shun all clothing and consume dry beans. I mean, seriously, sometimes that’s the picture get when people think of minimalists. What do I think? Most of us are already minimalists just hiding in normal
I don’t know about you, but my kids are disgusting. After dropping them off at Grandma’s for a week, I finally snapped when walking into their bathroom. Because they share their bathroom with all of the guests that enter our home, I knew I needed to make some changes. Not only was the bathroom looking outdated, but our son had ensured that everything smelled like ammonia as well. That’s just what you want for a guest bathroom, right? No. I knew this small bathroom makeover would be a challenge in trying to make it both guest and child-friendly, but something had to be done!
So something starting irking me a few months ago. People would talk to me and say things like, “I know you’re super cheap, like me.” And I just had to silently pause and evaluate my life. Is this really how people see me? Does talking about money and downsizing instantly make me seem like a cheapskate? Am I a cheapskate? The thing is, there is a common misconception here, but at the same time, this theory can be right on the money. So let’s break it down, the difference between being a minimalist and being a cheapskate — or why you might be both.
Do you feel productive and motivated when you’re sitting in your home office?
If your answer is anything but a firm Yes, you are in the right place. Most importantly, there are ways (and not just one, but 10) ways to create a clutter-free home office that can help you feel more productive.
Confession: the main reason I decorated our master bedroom the way I did was that I wanted it to look like a Loews Hotel room. Tom and I have worked to have more weekend getaways without the kids and there is something so relaxing about a well-designed hotel room. The thing is, I believe that we can easily create an inexpensive hotel room right here in the comfort of our home. I’ve compiled 13 simple and inexpensive changes you can make to your room to make it feel more like a hotel suite.