Simplify Your Week, 5 Ways to Get Started Today

The first week of August is national Simplify Your Life week.  As a Professional Organizer, this is music to my ears!  Since most of us could probably afford to simplify our lives, here are some suggestions to try out.  Even if you just do it for that week, wouldn’t it be a fun experiment?  Maybe you’ll find something that you can do for the long run.

– Is there a chore or task that you could eliminate from your schedule?  Perhaps something you have been doing for so long that you don’t need to do any more?

– If you can’t eliminate it, could you outsource it?  I used to work for a company that offered onsite dry-cleaning pickup/return (of course, I had simplified my life to exclude any clothes that required dry cleaning, haha!).  Maybe it’s time to hire that housekeeper every two weeks so you can enjoy time with your kids before they are grown.

– Is social media distracting you from more important things?  Consider reducing screen time or deleting one social media app, even just for the week.

– Is there a commitment in your life that is no longer working for you?  Can you extricate yourself from it, or at least consider delegating it to someone else?

– I often subscribe to news feeds etc. that I don’t ever end up reading, and have made an effort to unsubscribe when I’ve deleted the newsletter for the umpteenth time without reading it.  I also stopped getting magazines for this reason.

What have you done to simplify your life?  Please share in the comments!

Simplify Life 5 Ways

About Melissa Belliard

Melissa is committed to helping her clients find the organizing system that works for them, with compassion and creativity. She has been helping her friends and family get organized for years, and loves decluttering closets and cabinets, especially for empty nesters and folks who are downsizing. Melissa brings her 16 years of experience as a Human Resources professional to her work, including compassionate listening, leadership, and creative problem-solving skills. Melissa is also a part-time massage therapist, and has raised two great kids. She loves being out in nature, listening to music and dancing, as well as bringing women together in community.

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