New Year, Clean Slate & What’s New?

These are just a few of the comments I received in my email over the last two and a half months. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. At a time when “get organized” feels like it is so overstated, the latest buzzword or trend, on everyone’s mind and, quite frankly, many social media posts, I feel very thankful that so many took the time to buy my guide, try some of my suggestions, and take the time to email me their comments. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I’m so organized this year!

Taxes done!

I wish I’d downloaded this sooner.

It’s easy and basic but loaded with tips.

I love it. I bought one for my sister too!

This guide is loaded with good information and inspiration.

Thank you.

The best $5.00 I’ve ever spent

Let me say first that I am not one for self-help books, guides, planners, or blog posts about organizing. I agree that most give you a basic outline to follow, and if you do, you can work yourself from total chaos to some form of order. Often, though, the things taught just don’t catch on in your lifestyle, and you’re back to square one next year. My guide is different in that there are no shiny bells and whistles because almost all of it is just easy, common-sense shortcuts to less clutter, chaos, and disorganized living. I would have gladly given the guide away this time, as I did with my first guide, but I spent a lot of time on this one and wanted to get something back for my time. By paying $5.00, you will can receive the personal touch of being able to reach out to me with a question, ask my opinion on a project, share ideas and get feedback, and the best part, I can and will cheer you on!



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Until next time, be safe and be well!

Pantry Stock up & Month to Month Get Organized PDF Guide

If you need this guide in your preferred language please contact me before you purchase and I will create one for you. Purchase your guide here livingsmply@gmail.com

Details about the guide:

  • It’s 22 pages
  • It’s current and up to date.
  • The pantry prep is typically for two people but works for bigger families too.
  • The font is 14 Garamond and easy to read.
  • There are 12 months of gentle simple living and decluttering tips.
  • In the pantry prep I include details about size, brand, oz. etc. so that you can be fairly confident your pantry is well stocked without waste.
  • There are a lot of tips throughout the guide that will save you money all year long.

Example of monthly decluttering tips:

September

September is the month that I start preparing for the holidays. I know, I know–summer is just turning into fall and all that pumpkin spice! This is the time to start thinking about holiday prep, holiday baking, holiday stock-up, and if you exchange gifts or? Then how that is going to work this year–lists, amounts per family member, teacher’s gift etc.

Sales for so many things happen throughout the year and I pick things up for gifts right after the holidays. If you are into Bath and Body Works, they have two big sales a year (Feb/July). If you are planning on having anything custom made, now is the time. Also, due to shortages, delays, back orders galore–order now if you can. I just now received a shipping confirmation from something ordinary, not terribly special or rare, that I ordered from Anthropologie in March.  Special things you might want to purchase from Etsy are things you may want to consider buying very soon. I hear there is going to be a toy shortage this year. Start consulting family members about what your grand kids, nieces, nephews, friend’s kids and so on want. When you have a list and the money necessary–start ordering. Expect delays.

Example of Pantry prep:

White Sugar- if it is baking season (winter) or hummingbird feeder season (may-sept) I have on hand 15# pounds of sugar. Otherwise 10# is sufficient for 3 months (lasts more than this in our house).

Brown Sugar (2) 2# bags. We have a 2# of light and a 2# of dark on hand throughout the year for baking. 1- 2# bag is sufficient to get you through 3 months if you like to bake, eat oatmeal, and make your own bbq sauce.

Yeast- unless I have a specific use for yeast I don’t buy the packets, but will buy the jar and refrigerate it. Check out Fleischmann’s active dry.