The Guide to Simplifying Your Life

The Guide to Simplifying Your Life

[At the Office]

Go Paperless
Telecommute (if you can)
One-touch system into three steps
Clean up your computer desktop and bookmarks
Use computer shortcuts
Watch out for time sucks
Set a 3-a-day rule

[Kitchen & Eating Routines]

Cook in advance to save energy and time
Shop with a plan
Make extras and eat your leftovers
Re-assess what you need to eat with
Re-assess your cooking needs
Eating healthier

[Wardrobe & Closet]

Buy enough for 2 cycles of laundry
Keep “Tidy”
Organize your clothes in a logical manner
Choose the right clothes for yourself
Wear different jewellery as a substitute for having more clothes
Keep a smaller collection of makeup
Contain all the small things


Keep your hair simple
Simplify your makeup
Use up what you’ve got
Simplify your routines

[Time Management]

Learn to say no
Don’t do it all by yourself
Don’t be so hard on yourself
Think before you speak
A stitch in time, saves nine
Consolidate tasks and errands

[House and Home]

Digitize your life
Take back your time
Get rid of the big things
Clean up & Pile up as you go
De-clutter slowly


Automate your bills
Consolidate bank accounts
Simple budgeting and expense tracking
Keep 1-2 credit cards and use them wisely
Use cash or debit only
Stay organized with your tax receipts

About the Author

I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.