Simplify Archives - Aging in Place


simplify-your-life-logo-225xThe older we get, the more we tend to look for ways to simplify our lives and make it easier. With Simplify, I help you explore a more simple life, discover ways you can maximize your satisfaction and minimize all the “stuff”.

How I Finally Got Rid of Our Self Storage Unit

Has a self storage unit become a pain for you to keep up? I rid us of ours for good. Learn how I took charge of this silly waste of money & freed myself. Sentimental value. It’s the downfall of so many of our homes and absolutely fills our minds with clutter we just don’t need. Sentimental value is what has me holding on to dolls, toys, books and projects from when I … [Read more...]

Magazine Clutter. Keep the Inspiration Without the Mess

Magazine clutter ... you've finally met your match. I said I would try to find ways to clean up the clutter in our homes. I finally got around to a project that has been in the making for years – and I mean years! Magazine clutter. An evil and common culprit of dust and junk in our homes. I’ve collected many magazines over the years. I don’t really anymore, but I used to … [Read more...]

DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent. Who Knew?

Want to simplify your laundry? I didn’t know I did. If someone would have told me 6 months ago I'd be making DIY liquid laundry detergent, I would have laughed. I mean really ... who does that? I really didn’t know we were throwing money away on laundry soap. I never thought that there had to be simpler way; an alternative to the laundry detergent we use. I just begrudgingly … [Read more...]

The One Touch Rule Will Help Declutter Your Life & Home

It’s hard to argue with the “one touch rule.” I’ve tried to reason why it won’t work for me and, so, I’ve never truly applied it. Recently, I was having a mommy lunch with a friend (no kids allowed – for the 1st time in 4 years) and we had the opportunity to talk about all kinds of things that we usually don’t. Sadly, cleaning was one of them. Her home is gorgeous and … [Read more...]

Good Morning Muffins. A Simple Way to Start Your Day

  I’ve simplified both our mornings (and some dinners) with this simple recipe for Good Morning muffins. It’s a combination of several recipes that inspired me to tackle a new muffin that I could freeze and have available at the drop of a hat – or a couple of minutes in the microwave. Good Morning muffins are an easy thing to freeze, and they are great for any meal or … [Read more...]