Weekly Simplicity Tips


Welcome to this week’s issue of Weekly Simplicity Tips. Looks like this will be the last week for the Lovely Declutter Calendar for this years.

The 24th is the 2 year anniversary of my son’s death. So I will be taking it easy this week.

Warmly, Beth

Weekly Tips

  1. When you find yourself spending more time deciding what to do, then doing, just pick something and move on it. Action brings more clarity to what is next.
  2. If you are in the midst of a change/transition, how can you make this easier and more comfortable for yourself?
  3. Go clothes shopping quarterly at maximum instead of whenever you feel the urge.
  4. Speak respectfully to everyone – including yourself.
  5. Delete duplicate or old contacts in your phone.
  6. Don’t wait on free time, good weather, feeling like it or the perfect circumstances to start simplifying.
  7. Use a timer or alarm to remind you when you need to leave for an appointment (preferably 10 minutes earlier than you really need to.)

Attention: Hurried, overwhelmed individuals with too much too do and not enough time to do it

Ask yourself: do you want to live your life in a constant state of hurry and worry?

When it comes to time, have you tried system after system but nothing works?

Or do you keep all your to dos in your head hoping you don’t forget anything?

Or worse, have a time system that takes so much time to manage you wonder if it’s even worth it?

We all want to feel more ease, spaciousness and less stress, but how do you do it?


Starts March 5, 2013


  • Hi Beth,

    Unless one has walked your path it is arrogant to say, I understand. However, I do feel a mother’s love. I send my wishes for a peaceful week.

    Sending you good thoughts.

    Just so you know, your weekly email brightens up my week and gets me ready for another race around the wheel!



  • Danielle says:

    Hi Beth,

    I found your blog through a friend; signed up for the decluttering calendar, which I love, and I appreciate the weekly email reminders and encouragement. Breaking the deluttering down into small tasks helps to keep me in check and on track (I tend to overshoot what I can actually accomplish with a toddler underfoot).

    I’ll be praying for you this week. From reading your links, your son looks like he was an amazing young man.


  • Debi Johnson says:

    My heart aches for your pain, as I know the same pain as you are feeling. My oldest son died at the age of 19. Every year at the time of his birthday and the time of his death, I tend to become a bit more sparce with my time spent with others. This July will be 8 years since his passing. The sharp stabbing pain is no longer there (most days), it has become a bit more easy to face life without him. I hope and pray in time you will find the pain ease up for you.

  • Beth says:

    Thank you so much everyone!

    I am sorry you had to go through your loss experience as well Debi.

  • Rebecca Ladd says:

    My thoughts are with you. This is 3rd anniversary of my son’s death. I wish you weren’t sharing that same pain.

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