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Organizing for a Disaster

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No one wants to think about the possibility of a disaster, but taking a simple step now can make coping with the aftermath of the unexpected far less stressful. The Grab and Go Box can literally be a life saver.


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Depending on where you live, your 'grab and go' occasion could be a wildfire, house fire, tornado, ice storm or flood. Be ready before you need to be by getting your vitals in one, safe place.

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Ways to declutter, organize and streamline life at home and work. Each one can be a a tool to go from a too busy life, to one that reflects what you really care about.
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4 Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Make You a More Successful Entrepreneur | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
Tune in and calm down so you don't burn out.

 

"Our minds are our most precious resource; they are the source of happiness or depression, creativity or self-destruction, problem-solving or problem-making."

Our minds are our most precious resource; they are the source of happiness or depression, creativity or self-destruction, problem-solving or problem-making.
Read more at http://women2.com/4-ways-mindfulness-can-make-successful-entrepreneur/#tbZ8BU4kh8ZCgfg2.99"


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Making Room for Exercise

Making Room for Exercise | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
For many of us, the new year brings resolutions to exercise more often.  Studies have shown that those people who exercise in the mornings are more likely to exercise with regularity.  Here are a f...
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You know many of the whys--here are some surefire HOWS!

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Mindfulness Practitioners Predict 2014 as the Year for Mindfulness

Mindfulness Practitioners Predict 2014 as the Year for Mindfulness | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it

"This year and in years to come, it is safe to guess that the pace of our lives will only increase. Most people reading this probably remember a time before email, when phone calls on land lines were the quickest way to connect and messages were left on machines using audio tapes."

This year and in years to come, it is safe to guess that the pace of our lives will only increase. Most people reading this probably remember a time before email, when phone calls on land lines were the quickest way to connect and messages were left on machines using audio tapes. - See more at: http://thinknewco.com/blog/2014/01/10/mindfulness-practitioners-predict-2014-as-the-year-for-mindfulness/#sthash.Mr8ctr1s.dpuf"
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It's free, easy and something we might already be working on...Pass it on!

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Going Green(er): 30 Small Ways To Be Environmentally Friendly

The Lazy Girl’s Guide To Going Green(er): 30 Small Ways To Be Environmentally Friendly | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
30 easy tips that make a big difference.

 

"The good news is that—even if your New Years resolution was to try and be a little more environmentally friendly—there are plenty of easy, practical habits you can adopt that’ll make a serious impact on the planet without drastically changing your lifestyle."


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The Ripple Effect of Decluttering

The Ripple Effect of Decluttering | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
January is "Get Organized" month, and those of us in the Professional Organizing business find ourselves extra busy helping people develop plans for tackling their life clutter. There is an interes...
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Twitter / BathFitter: Use a utensil tray to organize ...

Twitter / BathFitter: Use a utensil tray to organize ... | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
Use a utensil tray to organize toothbrushes, bathroom supplies, or makeup. #BathroomTips #recycle #upcycle http://t.co/qUTGtnkw6p
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How One Woman Saved Enough To Quit Her Job And Move To Paris - Business Insider

How One Woman Saved Enough To Quit Her Job And Move To Paris - Business Insider | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
Business Insider How One Woman Saved Enough To Quit Her Job And Move To Paris Business Insider She decided to drastically change her money habits and look for ways to save, minimize expenses, and sell off what she could.
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Paris? Budapest? The beach? Here are some easy ways to save $ and get to your dream life.
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Resolve at Your Own Pace...or Not at All!

Resolve at Your Own Pace...or Not at All! | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
This year, ask yourself if your "resolutions" are ones that really make sense for you. It's easy to announce decisions to lose weight, get fit, get organized, find love, make more money, etc. But w...
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Start small and with steps toward change that make sense for you.

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Physical Benefits of a Simpler Life

Physical Benefits of a Simpler Life | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
Practical simplicity means learning to live with enough.  It means doing things on your own instead of paying others to do them for you.  It means finding happiness and pleasure outside of buying a...
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Getting basic can mean doing more and eating better.

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Less Is More

Less Is More | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
I'm a lifelong neat freak who prefers to live in a tidy space.  But it wasn't until after my divorce a couple of years ago that I learned that, for me, less is more. When I moved into my cute littl...
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Becoming choosy about what you allow into your home  helps keep the clutter at bay.

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7 Easy Steps To Decluttering -- And Profiting From It

7 Easy Steps To Decluttering -- And Profiting From It | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
As you move forward into the New Year and your resolutions, let go of what's holding you back. Here's how to get rid of your clutter -- and profit from it.
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An inspiring story and great tips from a couple who turned decluttering into a way of life.

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5 Easy Ways to Simplify Grocery Shopping

Unless you are one of those freaks (like myself) who actually enjoys going to the grocery store, the task of shopping for food can seem like a real chore.  And if you have young kids to load up and...
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Planning your shopping will save you time and money.

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Simple Lemon, Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Chicken

Simple Lemon, Rosemary & Garlic Roasted Chicken | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
When the weather turns chilly, there's nothing like a roast chicken to warm up your kitchen. This favorite recipe is so delicious, your fellow diners will never guess how it easy it is! Normal 0 fa...
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Nothing beats the savory goodness of a roast chicken!

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Laughter Produces Brain Waves Similar to Meditation

Laughter Produces Brain Waves Similar to Meditation | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
By Traci Pedersen

Seeking out something to laugh about on a daily basis—such as watching your favorite comedian online—may be just what you need to create a more relaxed, zen-like state of mind. A new study by Loma Linda University Health reveals that joyful laughter produces an abundance of

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The High Cost of Multitasking | infographic

The High Cost of Multitasking | infographic | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
Multitasking is a fact of our modern, connected life. However, research shows it makes us less effective, increases mistakes and stress, and costs the

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Funny how the downsides now seem obvious!

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After dozens of well respected studies showing that mulitasking leads to getting less quality work down people still swear they are the exception to the rule. Go figure...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:24 PM

Multi-tasking takes away from creativity and effectiveness. In a classroom, it takes away from learning. The problem is we have adults in schools who are serial multi-taskers and who influence children with that behaviour. Now, some of it is a product of the work we do, but some of it is denial.

Sabrina Li's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:47 AM

A really nice infographic talking about multitasking in the workplace. It summarizes data including task-switching, multitasking effects on errors/speed, etc. while also boasting some affordances of using video web conferencing. 

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The Movement to Live More Simply Is Older Than You Think

The Movement to Live More Simply Is Older Than You Think | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
What might history teach us about living more simple, less consumerist lifestyles?

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Really good ideas never go out of date.

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12 Unusual Uses For Olive Oil That Can Simplify Your Life | Off The Grid News

12 Unusual Uses For Olive Oil That Can Simplify Your Life | Off The Grid News | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it

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Nothing beats learning new things to do with a product you already have!
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10 Ways To Organize Your Home With Evernote

10 Ways To Organize Your Home With Evernote | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
10 easy ways to organize your home with Evernote. (10 Ways To Organize Your Home With Evernote http://t.co/EFqKQyZKFv / via @lifehackorg)
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Perfectly Practical #189 - 52 Baby Steps to Frugality

A New Year so often starts with good intentions to tighten your belt both literally (losing weight) and figuratively (saving money.)A couple of years ago I posted 10 Baby Steps to Frugality and thought maybe 10 steps just weren't enough.I realize ...
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5 Ways You've Been Saving Money Wrong - Yahoo Finance (blog)

5 Ways You've Been Saving Money Wrong - Yahoo Finance (blog) | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
5 Ways You've Been Saving Money Wrong Yahoo Finance (blog) We've saved less and less almost every year since the early 1980s, tumbling like a rock from a nearly 11% savings rate in 1981 to an embarrassing low of 1.5% in 2005.
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Where Should I Store This?

Where Should I Store This? | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
  One of the most common hurdles that my organizing clients face is deciding the "right" place to store things as they sort through their stuff.  Fear of putting something in the wrong place c...
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'A place for everything and everything in its place' is no joke!

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Vegetable Stir-Fry with Coconut Broth & Farro

Vegetable Stir-Fry with Coconut Broth & Farro | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
I recently rediscovered how satisfying a meal of stir-fried vegetables is. And because I've been on a general tour of health habits (my own) from years gone by, I was inspired by re-entry into my a...
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Don't underestimate the power of a vegetable stir-fry!

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You and Your Stuff: An Introduction

You and Your Stuff: An Introduction | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
What is it about humans and their relationship to the inanimate? From monuments to religious fetishes, we have the frantic desire to imbue things with greater power than we grant ourselves. As if w...
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Trying to hold on to it all is impossible and bad for you.

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2014 // a year of frugality & simplification. « A Geek Tragedy

2014 // a year of frugality & simplification. « A Geek Tragedy | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
2014 // a year of frugality & simplification. I used to write about minimalism and simplicity all the time in this space. Then I went to Korea. Living overseas, we had a freedom of income that neither of us had ever experienced ...
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These are good ideas for any and every year!

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Getting Your Family's Buy-In to Simplify

Getting Your Family's Buy-In to Simplify | Practical Simplicity Zine | Scoop.it
Making the decision to simplify doesn't usually happen overnight. It involves a process of soul-searching that leads you to new best practices for your life—usually by physical or spiritual necessi...
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Decluttering your home life might require negotiating with family members.

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