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December 22, 2019

The meaning of ‘I don't have time‘

‘I have no time for this‘. We‘ve probably all heard and said this sentence before. In fact, with our busy lifestyles we don‘t seem to have time for things like spending more time with family and friends, for our hobby or for excercise....

December 8, 2019

My anti-minimalistic areas

First and foremost: I am no minimalist. I like to see where I can reduce the amount of stuff I have. However, I still have a lot of extras and more than I need. There are even some areas where I am the absolute opposite of minimalistic. And yo...

November 24, 2019

How to handle stressful times

We all know those weeks or even months were there is always something going on. New projects, catastrophes, unexpected events and they stress us out. But you don‘t have to be a victim to the things happening around and to you. There are qui...

November 3, 2019

My daily, frugal luxuries

I enjoy living a frugal life. Frugal does not mean, however, to chastise yourself and stay away from anything lovely. In fact, there are quite some personal luxuries I shamlessly indulge on as they are pretty frugal despite their luxury charact...

September 29, 2019

Unexpected advantages of being organized

There are many advantages of being organized (look here). Sure, you save time, effort and money; you can easily invite people over and you seem like you got your life together. But there are some advantages I never expected from...

September 8, 2019

5 advantages of having routines

Yep, I know, routines... it sounds like it is impossible for any life to be more boring than with routines. But think of it this way: routines save you time and energy for the things that spark joy in you and make you feel anything but bo...

August 25, 2019

What you see is all there is

I sometimes get the impression that some people believe that people who live organized lives don’t have any (serious) problems. Why else could they be occupied with such unimportant things such as organization, right? But don’t be tricked...

August 18, 2019

How to do it all at once

You know the kind of person. They have so many projects, so much going on and you wonder how they manage it all. How do they multitask? How do they get it all done at once? The short answer is: They don’t!
Yes, you heard me right. In orde...

May 12, 2019

Losing weight on a budget

In the past year, I lost about 30kg (66lbs; update: now it's about 40Kg/ 88lbs). While this wasn’t and isn’t always easy, it surely wasn’t and isn’t expensive. So ‘I can’t afford x and y to lose weight’ goes right out the window. In fact, my...