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In my quest for a saner and simpler life, I have come across ten blogs that I believe are must-reads for anyone interested in simplifying their lives. Here they are, in alphabetical order:
Clutter Control Blog
Stacks and Stacks Clutter Control is a blog written by many organizers (including some of the ones I have listed as separate blogs!). It has some great ideas, but its strength for me lies in the comments that follow each post.
IKEA Hacker is all about extending the products at IKEA. I am an IKEA addict, even though the nearest store is over 3 hours away. I love their solutions that encourage simplification. Great design, European-level consumption all lead to simplification.
Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News
Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News is another professional organizer’s blog. I like her take on things
My Simpler Life
My Simpler Life not only offers a blog chock-full of tips for simplification, Beth Dargis will also send you a monthly decluttering calendar to give you daily goals for getting the stuff out of your house.
Neat & Simple Living
Neat & Simple Living, Ariane Benefit’s blog, gives the great experience of a professional organizer, along with some off-the-wall things to make life a little bit neater and simpler.
The Simple Dollar
The Simple Dollar is about simplifying your expenses and getting out of debt, while still having a good life. What I have found is that although this is not about life simplification, spending less naturally leads to a simpler life because there is less “stuff” around to care for or pay for. The articles on this blog are clear, easy to read, and give good information. There are frequent book summaries as well, which means I can let someone else do the reading for me.
Unclutterer is not just about “getting and staying organized”, even though the blog states that up front. I have found that Unclutterer is about what its title says: uncluttering, or getting rid of the junk that pollutes life. It also tackles storage and small spaces, with a great creative spirit. I love the Unitasker Wednesdays, where Unclutterer picks a gadget that are hilarious (for example, the recent electric paper plane launcher).
Wisebread is another multiple author blog, and focuses on money, but with some great lifehacks thrown in.
Your Life. Organized
Your Life. Organized. is Monica Ricci’s personal blog. A professional organizer, her blog covers not only organization, but simplification and added sanity. She recently tackled clutter free gift giving, and limiting children’s toys at the holidays.
Zen Habits, Leo Babuta’s first major blog, is all about simplification in the name of a fuller life. His posts are long, but well worth reading, full of great and useful information.
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