Post #2: 26-Week Marathon to Clear the Decks and Find Space to Breathe

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I hope you declared your independence from clutter and complication at work, home, and in health  last week on July 4 when this blog launched a 26-week marathon to help you question what encumbers you. The late and wonderful Wendy Wasserstein wrote, “Life is too glorious and too sadly random for any self-improvement to-do list to conquer.”  What wisdom from a …

This is a TWOG

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“TWOG” is something I introduced last year ago as a cross between a tweet and a blog. http://packabagsimplicity.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/blog-2-pack-a-bag-with-ee-edit-and-eliminate/ If anyone else claims the word, we can share the coinage. Keep it simple. So on this Memorial Day, I hope many will observe the remembrance of those who died in military service . Edit today. Spend simple time with wonderful people. …

Pack a bag and lighten up

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GROWING UP on an Indiana farm gave me space and time. But growing up meant consumption quickly took over. I became stuffed as those marketers intended, acquiring and buying as my budget allowed – and often when it didn’t allow! OUR CRISS-CROSS ANNIVERSARY TRIP  7 years ago for 12 days in 6 hotels meant 1 rolling bag each.  At first …

Simple recycling for poor to rich: charitable thrifts

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A SIMPLE WAY to un-stuff  yourself is to donate to charitable thrifts – such as the 37-year-old Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores. Walk into any of these delightful places and you’re in a store that builds homes. Proceeds help build homes for selected future deserving home owners by teams of volunteers – making it possible in neighborhoods around the country to …