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20 Powerful Everyday Hacks To Simplify Your Life

Get rid of your Smartphone

Many things you are using your smartphone for are time fillers. You can read emails at home or at work. You need to plan for banking and google maps, most things you can live without. 

Go back to basics and buy yourself a simple phone. Try it for one month and see how you go.

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20 Powerful Everyday Hacks To Simplify Your Life

20 Powerful Everyday Hacks To Simplify Your Life

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Clear your wardrobe

Take everything out of your wardrobe and pile it on the bed. 
  • Create 3 piles; things to go to charity, to sell or to the bin. 
  • Anything you haven’t worn in the past 6 months goes straight to one of the piles. 
  • Work your way through each item and see its necessity.
  • The rest goes back into the wardrobe, sectioned off into each type of clothing. 

Trim your wallet

Take out all the cards in your wallet and go through what is needed on a regular basis. 

Get rid of your coffee loyalty cards, and any cards that are rarely needed put in in a safe place. The result is you have less to carry and getting to the card you need is easier.

Get rid of your Smartphone

Many things you are using your smartphone for are time fillers. You can read emails at home or at work. You need to plan for banking and google maps, most things you can live without. 

Go back to basics and buy yourself a simple phone. Try it for one month and see how you go.

Unsubscribe to emails

Only subscribe to things that are going to add value to your life. Be tough on this, as your email address will be sold on. One subscription could mean lots of unsolicited emails.

Less Social Media

If you’re taking a break from your smartphone, you can take a break from social media. 

Trial a week or so without social media and see how you feel. You’ll be surprised how much you don’t miss it!

Change your commute

Think about your morning commute. Can you improve the way you travel? This doesn’t mean a faster route, it could mean a nicer route or a more comfortable way to travel. 

Don’t battle the time it takes to get to work, make it enjoyable and use it wisely. Take the time to read, meditate, listen to music or a podcast. 

No sugar in your coffee

Try your coffee without sugar and after about 3 days you'll start to enjoy the real coffee. Without the sugar craving, you'll also drink less coffee.

Clear your countertop & desk

Get rid of trinkets and clear it up before heading to bed.

Make sure to keep your desk clear at work if you can. Fewer distractions mean fewer things to think about.

Reduce your goals & to-do list

Do one big and important thing at a time. Only start a new one when you have completed the last one. Be sure to say ‘no’ to things which might make your to-do list unmanageable.

Eat Less & eat better

Eat a big breakfast, a small lunch and a tiny dinner. 

Everyone’s different but if you eat more than you burn you’ll struggle as the years go by. Too much processed and sugary foods will make you sluggish.

Sit less

Get a stand-up desk or get up from your desk every hour or so. Set a reminder, then after a week, you’ll have created a habit. Get out of the office at lunch and walkabout. 

The human body is not designed to sit for 8 hours a day. Move around, stretch and get away from your computer screen.

Shop less, buy online

Shop less and buy online for regular purchases. Support local suppliers that can deliver online at a competitive rate.

Finding companies that do this can save you lots of time and energy. You can automate payments and deliveries, reducing things you need to do.

Slow down and breath

Be conscious of your surroundings and enjoy the moment. Get out of the office at work, go for a stroll, read a book in a coffee shop for 20 mins. When things get on top of you concentrate on your breathing, this will focus your mind and calm you.

Less plastic bags

Use fewer plastic bags. Carry a couple of tote bags in your work bag or car. Reducing waste and helping the environment is something to consider.

Less debt

If you owe lots of people money, there is pressure to pay it all back. 

Buy a simpler car with cash, rather than a fancy one with debt. Get rid of credit cards. Shop more sensibly. Make a budget. This is a hustle but worth it.

Four-day work week

This is the way we should all be heading. If you can supplement your 5th day of work from more earning or savings then it can be done.

Think out of the box to change up your workweek, life is for living.

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Rules for de-cluttering life

  • Don't buy the stuff you can't afford.
  • Live below your means
  • Get rid of things when they take up the space you need. Donate or recycle them.

Clean Out Your Closet

Clean Out Your Closet
  • Sort and organize your apparel, separating items into three distinct piles: Donations, Disposal, and Clothes to Keep.
  • Keep only the garments you love dearly and plan to wear often.

Discover Your Style 

It’s essential to feel confident and comfortable in the clothing you wear. Ditch the seasonal trends and style labels, discover your style and create unique looks you love.

An authentic and timeless wardrobe should reflect your personality and make you feel most like yourself. Ask yourself what your clothing conveys and what fabrics, colors, patterns and fits are you most comfortable wearing.

Save For Staple Items

Quality apparel has a higher price than fast fashion clothing because they use sustainable, lasting fabrics and pay workers fair benefits and wages. Despite the initial cost, over time, you might save money and time as you won’t have to replace clothes too often.

To lessen the financial impact you can shop secondhand (thrift stores also have quality clothing), start small, shop deals and save for the expensive items, such as a winter coat or high-end denim, months in advance.

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Minimalism

It's the idea that by owning less, we free up the time, energy, and money to get the most out of life. The more intentional we are about what we keep, the freer we are to seek fulfillment.

Reasons For A Minimalist Closet

  • Tidier closet: you won’t have to dig through items you don’t wear
  • Increased confidence: if all your clothes are your best, you feel good no matter what you put on
  • More time and money: being satisfied with your wardrobe means shopping less so you can use your time and cash on more important things
  • Positive environmental impact: by investing in long-wear clothing, instead of fast fashion, you help prevent waste.

Minimalist Vs Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule wardrobes are a subsection of minimalist wardrobes that limit how many items of clothing you buy each season. Most capsule wardrobes have 30 items or less.

Minimalist wardrobes are more flexible. There is no set number of items as long as you wear all of them – and they bring you joy. 

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