This year has been an adventure in decluttering. I find that as a family of five, we have accumulated so many things and they are starting to take over our lives. In an effort to save money and put a stop to purchasing, I have been practicing what my mother told me. “Just stay out of the stores and you will not be tempted to buy things.” She is a wise woman but now I find that the internet has a way of creeping into our lives with retargeting ads and algorithms constantly putting tempting sales in front of our screens and I have to say that I have been enticed by a few things and have succumbed. I am just glad that I don’t have cable so that I am not tempted to turn on the shopping channel.New shoes are fun, but really how many pairs do we really need? Consumerism is all around and now, I just try to take pleasure in grocery shopping where I can take advantage of sales on good produce and in cooking real food for my family.
I have also been researching happiness in the last little while and what truly brings us sustainable happiness. Kristen wrote a very inspiring post last week on Self-Care 101 and I thought that I should add a few ideas for us Moms to celebrate our self-control, reward us for decluttering and treat ourselves without breaking the bank or adding to the clutter in our homes.
Here are some simple ideas to add to your agenda for a little extra self-care and some fun:Read more