Simplification = Life Multiplied

15 Apr

“Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away”

 – Antione De Saint-Exupery

I’ve been giving alot of thought to simplifying my life recently.  Being unemployed and feeling so overwhelmed with things.  Things to do, things to buy, things to trip over.  I went through my closet last week as I do on probably a semi yearly basis to clean things out….but for some reason this time it doesn’t seem like enough.  I can’t wait to have a minute to get in there again.  More gone. More gone.  I’ve also done a re-evaluation of things that I really need or use.  Since I’m not using the couch….it’s up on craigslist.  Other things have come off the walls and out of closets in preparation for photographing and listing as well.  The second computer, and the tv will probably go too since they are doing little more than taking up space. 

The biggest challenge then is my office clutter.  I need one massive organizing, shredding session.  I already was able to reduce the amount of files I need to keep by half.  That means the cats can stop playing jungle gym on the hanging file display, that’s outta here too. 

We’ll see what else get’s jostled in the game of less Simplifyis more.  A couple of sites that have helped me look at things a lot differently are:

Unclutterer  (Tips on less is more, productivity, etc.  Pretty much addicted to this right now!)

LifeHacker (An oldy, but a goody…you may not use all the tips and it’s more productivity based, but when they get it right, they really get it right!

43 Folders (I used to be much more of a loyal follower of this blog….but only time to follow so many.  Great for the basics and organizing it all.)

Real Simple (The magazine that makes life simple has a website that does the same!)

Multiple computer crashes have also prompted me to move more and more to online based EVERYTHING!  (Writing this from the library right now where I will then look up budget laptops to replace the one that’s in peices all over M’s apartment. (sigh) There goes that extra cash from the couch!

Anyway…if you know of any great sites, books or tips for uncluttering and simplifying I’d love to hear them.

-R

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