A Simpler Life
With our fast-paced, fast-food environment, it doesn’t take much to get caught up in all of the stresses and demands of life. I didn’t realize how much this complicated lifestyle was whipping me out until we moved to Germany – a nation where people work, on average, 400 hours less than Americans every year. Bicycling is a natural form of transportation – even to the grocery store. And on Sundays, everything from IKEA to the grocery stores closes, and people take a day to relax.
The list below covers well-liked posts on Making This Home that offer quick ways that you can simplify your home and your life.
If you’re in the mood for a little more browsing, swing over to our Amazon Store for items that have made life simpler and easier at our house (like eco-products, vegetarian cookbooks, appliances, furniture, and accessories). Happy simplifying!
|Donate old contacts & glasses||Make (free) wrapping paper|
Organizing & Eliminating
|Part with sentimental treasures||Downsize without feeling loss|
|Spend Sunday like a European||Create German cell phone habits|
Creating & Decorating
|Care for fresh flowers like Europeans||Avoid a smelly washing machine|
|Make natural face scrub with 3 ingredients||Pamper yourself at home|
|Pick greener laundry soap||Detox your house like Europeans|
|Serve a nerd’s dinner||Find eco-friendly birthday cake decorations|
|Get gifts in your shoes from St. Nick||Document the season|
|Darn your own socks||Lower utility bills|
|Learn something new each day||Keep a holiday journal|