My college experience was probably very different than the typical college student’s. For the majority of my time in school, I lived at my parents’ house and commuted. There are some definite pros and cons to living at home during college, and I wanted to share my experience to help any soon-to-be college students that are trying to figure out if living at home might be the right decision for them. College was really hard and I’m really glad I found websites with college thesis papers for sale. These really helped me out and furthered my learning. [Read more…]
We just recently passed the 3 year anniversary of when we purchased our first (and current) home, and it’s crazy to think how quickly that time has passed by. It got me thinking about the experience we had purchasing our home as young adults and how we managed to pull it off while also planning our wedding at the same time.
Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner! Even in Chicago we’ve been enjoying some
warm above freezing temperatures the past few days, and it’s been absolutely wonderful. Seeing as most of you are probably starting to get into spring cleaning mode, I thought this would be the perfect time to share some tips I use for simplifying the process of cleaning my own home. I’ll be breaking this Simplified Cleaning Series down into 4 parts throughout the course of the next 4 weeks.
The first and most essential part that we’ll be discussing today is decluttering. Why is this the most essential part? Well, the less clutter and stuff you have in your home, the less there is to clean. Who doesn’t want less to clean? I’ve talked about the mindset behind simplifying and downsizing, but now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of how to actually go about decluttering your home and simplifying your possessions. [Read more…]
I’m really excited to share some fun, non-clutter Easter basket ideas I’ve rounded up. I truly had a blast putting this together! [Read more…]
There is a big difference between being frugal and being cheap. In my opinion, a line has been crossed when you go from trying to be thrifty and saving your family a bit of money, to being a complete and total cheapskate.
I’ve come up with a list of frugal and fun date ideas to inspire your next date night/day! Depending on the weather, I’ve separated the ideas by whether they can take place indoors or outdoors. [Read more…]
You can desire to make all the changes in the world, but if your mindset isn’t aligned with the actions you need to take in order to actually reach your goal, it’s going to be hard to turn your aspirations for a simpler life into reality.
It can be hard to change habits that have been created over a lifetime. While it is certainly no easy feat, I’m sharing some tips to hopefully assist you in developing the right mindset that will help you in your quest to downsize and simplify. [Read more…]
Wrong. So very wrong. There are many dangers that can come from the desire to be busy all of the time. I should know, as I learned firsthand and am still in that learning process of what the right amount of busy is for me in my own life.
I’m sharing what I’ve personally learned to be the dangers that can come from busyness and having a cluttered, out of control schedule. [Read more…]
I mentioned this when I discussed my money-wasting habits, but I find the entire process pretty cumbersome and tend to get so caught up in the “deals” that I find myself clipping coupons for items I normally wouldn’t even buy. The area I live in doesn’t have any stores that will double them either, so the opportunities to save money by couponing are pretty limited to begin with.
Have no fear though, as I’ve discovered plenty of ways to save money on groceries without using coupons, and I’m excited to share them with you!