365 Ways to Simplify Your Life

In our last swap, my partner Dee sent me a little calendar with a simple hint on each page. Here are a few of my favourites:

1. When you're finished with something, put it back where it belongs.

2. Work out what cards you need throughout the year and make them, or buy them, in advance

3. Keep receipts in one place

4. Walk away from gossip

5. Buy clothing you can mix and match

6. Keep a list of odd jobs to be done

7. Lay your clothes out the night before

8. Have everyone have their own bath towel and beach towel

9. Shop for Christmas all year round

10. Keep your car clean and full of fuel

11. Sort your groceries as you put them in your trolley and as you put them through the checkout to make unpacking easier

12. It's easier to stay healthy than to try and reclaim your health once you are ill

13. Buy extra when things are on sale

14. Plan ahead

15. Use a family calendar

16. Establish a plan for emergencies

17. Re- wear your clothes if they are not dirty

18. Teach your children to manage their own money

19. Have a gift wrap box

20. Have an annual retreat to renew your soul


Anonymous said...

What an interesting calendar. Practical everyday things to help. When each new year starts I write onto our main calendar all birthdays (and ages) etc to remember (on the appropriate day). I find this helps me see at a glance when cards and gifts are required.

The following new year I transfer from the old calendar to the new, adding any new dates to celebrate as I go.

I also keep a "Gifts" book where I note down all gift dates in advance and jot beside them in pencil ideas as I buy items on special/see just he right thing/ideas to make. This way I see which gifts I have already covered and which I need to keep an eye out for. In the same book I write down gifts we have each received for birthdays etc. If we were given cash I can then note what we bought with the gift money. I find this system very helpful and can avoid the embarrasment of giving a similar gift twice etc.

brad said...

That's an interesting list of suggestions.

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