For many years I believed it was impossible for our family to live off one income. Or at least impossible to do well. I have grappled a lot with what "doing it well" means for our family. If this is something you have been considering, but have held back, you might want to check out the rest of Becker's work too. While he can't take into consideration your specific numbers, needs, and values, he does lay out some excellent principles and steps they took to plan to become a one income family. I have found the principles realistic and challenging in a good way.
You're cleaning and organizing and you come across some "stuff" that you are unsure what to do with: old electronics, paint cans, medicines, building supplies, motor oil, etc. Maybe you are looking for environmentally safe ways to dispose of items such as these.
Gretchen Rubin's fantastic and short article is perfect for you if you are about to start a cleaning or organizing project. Her first command is, "Don't Get Organized." Whaaaat?! Check it out here.
Having too many options for outfits in the morning has always been tough for me. True, I'm no fashion guru! But I also realized several years ago that I really only wear a few things most of the time. There's a principle you may have heard of....the Pareto Principle? It's the 80/20 Rule. Apply this to clothing. I wear 20% of my clothing, shoes, accessories, etc 80% of the time. I don't know about you, but this is totally true for me!
I get asked a lot what the secret to a tidy home is. Now, I think first you have to decide what tidy means to you. Everyone has a different version of what tidy means. And I'll tell you this right off the bat. It doesn't mean perfect. So, breathe a sigh of relief and check out this short article found on The Nester, and figure out YOUR "tidy."