Are you someone who saves the programs from various plays, concerts, and exhibits you attend? With live events on hold, I decided to tackle my own large collection.
Do you clip newspaper and magazine articles and recipes? Do you ever refer to these items? I share examples from my own clipping habit and how I'm training myself to think in a new way.
2018 was a slower downsizing year than normal, but I did develop some new habits of mind that I hope I will carry forward into 2019.
In addition to our grander downsizing goals, we must deal with the daily influx of new clutter into our lives.
Time management principles work for downsizers, too. Prioritize it, break it down into small chunks, and get these chunks on your schedule!
Here are six things I've learned so far in my journey re the value of things and time, goal-setting, documentation, going public, and the uniqueness of each person's experience.
In 2017, I, the Slow Downsizer, accomplished more than I thought in my efforts to simplify my life.
For me, lists have been important for my slow-downsize to maintain a record and to keep me from losing my way. I provide some tips for list-makers, with the caveat that they shouldn't take the place of doing the actual work.