Minimalism Journey: Decluttering

July was the month when I finally kick-started the “Minimalism Journey” I had been intending for months.  Over the past few months, I have started to accumulate a list of “Decluttering To-Do’s,” but as with most of my cleaning-based tasks, nothing really got done, and the mess just kept on expanding. Last month, I finally was able to tackle two of the bigger ones: Clothing and Living Room Closet.  Just today, […]

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1 Paycheck Challenge

For the month of August, I am going to try out the 1 Paycheck Challenge. Basically, it’s what it sounds like.  Since I get paid twice a month, I am going to attempt to pay all of my bills with just one of my paychecks, and save or invest the other paycheck. Give it a try, even if just for the sake of crunching some numbers.  You might be surprised […]

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Rules, Habits, and Routines: Being an Obliger

According to Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies Quiz, I am an Obliger.  When I read the description of the term for the first time last month, it immediately clicked for me. And, as it turns out, I lost 20 lbs last year by playing to my “Obliger” tendencies.  All without even knowing it. Who is an “Obliger?” I thrive on Rules, To-Do Lists, and Planning Ahead.  If you know me […]

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June Recap

It’s July! Which means June passed by (super quickly, might I add!), and the year is more than half way over already. A lot happened last month, but at the same time, it seems like nothing has changed.  My birthday was in June, and I spent the day jet-lagged after my 2 week trip to Japan, loathing returning to work the next day. I came home from my trip in […]

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