“F” Re-Post: The “F” Word – Food, Frugalista, Fat Cats, Fit, Focus.

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March along with us in March for a fast daily review of the 26 week Marathon/Alphabet guides to SimpleSizing. Click here for original “F” post. Just the highlights below: Food – We need fine fresh food. Fine to you might mean costly steak; we vegans will take healthy beans instead. Fat & Fast & Fish & Farm  – The farm-to-table movement is trying to get fast food to slow down and be fresher. …

“E” Re-Post: Elegance, Edit, and Endurance

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2014 SimpleSize series is being re-posted with just the highlights in March ’15 Click here for original “E” Just the highlights: Elegant – Little black dress. Elegance in any fabric or style takes it from beach to ball.  In math, computing, or science, elegance means a solution that is ingenious and simple.  Elegance edits complication. Edit – Consider daily activities: dress, eat, …

“D” Re-Post: Perfection…when there is nothing left to take away

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www.simplesizeme.net Click here for original “D” post. Just highlights below. Dog Days – What project can you tackle in inclement weather? Dylan – “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.” Every day you’re technically older. Slow it by shedding stuff. Detritus – Sometimes thoughts are rubbish or stuff is rubbish if it overruns your drawers and …

“C” Re-Post: Contain Yourself? Cast-Off Instead

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March ’15 re-post highlights from the 26 SimpleSizeMe Marathon alphabet ’14 series. www.simplesizeme.net Click here for original “C” post. Consumption: Consumption consumes us. Challenge – Dare any entry into your life to have beauty and value for you. Convenience – Is convenience worth the cost? Complication/Complexity – What can you un-complicate? Clutter -Your mind always knows there’s clutter and stalls over it. Clothes & Closets …

“B” Re-Post: Busted! “Busyness” too close to “Business”

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March ’15 re-post highlights from the 26 SimpleSizeMe Marathon alphabet ’14 series. Click here for original “B” post. www.simplesizeme.net Just the Highlights Below: – Busy-ness too close to Business? Examine your routines and ruts at work. What can you stop doing? – Brevity – Keep things brief and make everyone happy! – Busted – Put drawers, briefcase, handbag, closet, cabinets under surveillance.  Don’t get busted with …

“A” Re-Post Highlights: Rethink Acquisition, Accumulation, Abundance

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March ’15 re-posts highlights from the 26 SimpleSizeMe Marathon alphabet blog of 2014. Click here for original “A” posting. www.simplesizeme.net Just the Highlights Below: “Life is too glorious and too sadly random for any self-improvement to-do list to conquer.”  Wendy Wasserstein – Acquisition: When in doubt, leave it out – Accumulation: Quality is not in… the material – but in the quality of the space. …

Sweep! A Roundup of the Marathon Series

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Readers, decluttering is on the rise. Moving, changing jobs, down-sizing, renovating. You have to edit your stuff to get out from under it! Here begins digest-style postings of the series that began July 4 (linked to each original) and honors requests of readers. This is a prelude for the next series that starts in April. Ready. Set. Go! Click here for …

A drawer is a manageable thing

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simplesizeme.net If you can clean out a simple drawer, you can clean out your life. Writer Anna Quindlen once said, “A sentence is a manageable thing” as she spoke of the craft of writing. Simplicity is a craft. You can uncomplicate your life learning the craft of simplicity using best practices.  SimpleSizeMe will teach you those practices. You can become a simplesizer and create …

Let it snow…let it go

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Hello Cocooners! As you hear the quiet of snowfall or the drone of snow plows, grab the chance to simplesize. This blog found its legs when I read how the medical world had decided a yearly GYN exam was unnecessary (July 4 post). Hooray! I decided if that’s unnecessary, we’d better examine other silly practices that we do out of …

Finish Line Post: “Z” – Zap What’s Crap (thanks to this Seinfeld bit!) Zoom to Your Zenith.

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We end with “Z”, Blog Followers, in this finish line of the 26-week – 26-letter SimpleSizeMe Marathon.  CONGRATULATIONS…You’re becoming a SimpleSizer! NOTE: Scroll down to July 4 for the start. This series will be repeated digest-style coming soon. I’ll let you know! Thanks to Jerry Seinfeld for this hilarious 5 minute stand-up on Jimmy Fallon about trashification and how our homes are in a continuous state of becoming …