Monthly Archives: July 2016

quote: make room for what you value

When you think about downsizing, you might think about moving to a smaller space. Downsizing isn’t limited to people who are looking for smaller homes, though. You can downsize your commitments. You can downsize your collections. You can downsize your … Continue reading

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recall notification

Instead of mailing in product warranty cards for recall notices (which most people don’t bother to complete)*, you can subscribe to email notifications from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can register to receive the emails at http://www.cpsc.gov.  This way … Continue reading

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what’s in your basement?

If it’s outrageously hot where you live, you might find relief in your basement, where it’s typically much cooler. Or you might be avoiding your basement, because it’s chaotic. In my experience, people use their basements as a graveyard for … Continue reading

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product review – chore chart

It’s summer and the livin’ is supposed to be easy, right? A lot of families loosen their rules during the non-school months, then find that it’s difficult to get back into a routine once school starts in the fall. It’s … Continue reading

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reader question – what do I do with all my recipes?

If you love to cook (or enjoy looking at recipes), you might have a large collection of recipes cut from newspapers and magazines or written  on the backs of envelopes or on notecards. A reader asked for a suggestion for … Continue reading

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productivity backlash

Along with the avalanche of articles about productivity, there has been an increase in articles that denounce the focus on productivity. Are we becoming hyper-productive automatons, without the ability to enjoy life? I don’t think so. My focus on productivity … Continue reading

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