Browsing category: Voluntary Simplicity

Does the Electric Company Really Need My Social Security Number?

When I first told the representative that I had a question about my bill, she told me that before she could talk to me, I needed to give her my Social Security number and my date of birth. Well…

Organizing, Decluttering, And Purging

Don’t let anyone else’s purging guidelines determine how you organize your life. Purge only the material things that you don’t need or want… reorder your emotional life to be as stress-free as possible…

A Panic-Free Crisis

On a Monday evening, we owned two elderly but very dependable vehicles… a small car and truck that we had bought new and paid cash for. Our plan was to keep both vehicles for as long as possible…

Getting Out Of Debt: Know Why You Buy

Three people I know very well do a LOT of shopping. They each have vastly different buying habits, but the one thing they all have in common is that they all consider shopping to be a recreational activity, or something they do when they’re bored.

Our Journey To A Debt Free Life

On our wedding day, my husband and I were both just out of school. Neither of us had any savings or anything of any value to bring to our marriage, but I don’t remember ever worrying about finances then.

Decluttering and Purging

Like most other concepts, voluntary simplicity means different things to different people, but I have to agree that for a lot of people, simplicity seems to be centered around purging and decluttering, and these people do advise going through your house and ruthlessly gettin

Waking Up to a Clean Kitchen

I HATE a messy kitchen! So I try to take immediate care of any messes as they happen… especially keeping dishes caught up. If I have lots of dishes to wash, I work on cleaning other areas of the kitchen while the dishes soak. I always use hot water.

6 Quick Steps to a Clean Living Room

Although cleaning a messy living room can seem like an overwhelming task, you can actually make even the messiest room look presentable and clean in just a few minutes by following these six simple steps.