Less Is More


We are scaling back.  Recuperating from the summer dubbed Leaving It All On The Farm, Grandpa and I still shake our heads and wonder how we made it all work out. Nostalgic feelings aside, it felt good to sort, sell, give, and turn the key on 3 acres of "stuff!"

Our 2018 "word" is SIMPLIFY. 

As most of you, who read here know, our eating habits are extremely simplistic. Besides my two protein shakes a day, we are a huge fan of Blue Apron's three organic meals for two, delivered to our door with everything included except olive oil and salt and pepper. Our pantry is lean and clean and since coming to Florida this season ... we've dropped stuff at Goodwill more times than we've shopped at Aldi.

We've discovered the joy of 'less is more' in our snowbird adventure. Besides curbing our potluck plates, we've tamed our budget, our political discussions, our schedule, and our leisure time. 

Let these three words take center stage today. Apply "Less Is More" to every area of your life.

Hint: Try turning all your hangers backwards in your closet. When you wear something, turn the hanger around correctly. After a month or so, get rid of anything still hanging on a backwards hanger. 

Hint: Start in one room, heck even in one corner or one dresser...think.... "Put it away ~ Give it away ~ Throw it away". (If you're going to eventually sell it... "put it away" means placing it in a storage container or box... mark it with a date and contents... and then plan your garage sale, or eBay schedule.

Hint: Instead of keeping every drawing her child makes in school, my daughter takes a photo of it and tosses it in the recycle bin. Grandpa had over 25 "Table Tennis" trophies we did the exact same with!

Go thru it all. 

  • Pantry
  • Tchotchkes
  • Memorabilia
  • Photos
  • Books and Magazines
  • Housewares
  • Knickknacks and doodads
  • Whatnot's
  • Facebook friends and Instagram follows
  • Junk food
  • Mail and medicines

 It's easier to think straight when the clutter is gone. 

Less IS more.