small change toward a rich life

Tag: simplifying

  1. Our year of radical change

    6 July 2013

    Okay, I went AWOL on Pocketmint again. I’m sorry, but I’m hoping when you hear why, you’ll forgive me. Around the time of my last post, my whole life took an abrupt left turn … and then just kept going. Here are (some of) the major developments from the last three months: 1. Jak got […]

  2. Miswanting, and two strategies to counter it

    6 August 2012

    As part of my attempt to downsize our life, I’m culling my collection of clothes and shoes. As I ransack my closet and dresser drawers, I’m struck by the occasional item that was a complete misfire. There aren’t many of them, because I know myself pretty well, but I’ve run across a few things that […]

  3. Unpackrat

    23 June 2012

    Here’s some of what I’ve been doing since getting back from our various trips: Cleaned out the refrigerator, including the usually-ignored door shelves. Discarded a crazy amount of half-used condiments, some dating all the way back to 2008. Reorganized the freezer and deep freezer. Pulled up the oldest items and forced myself to incorporate them […]

  4. Unshopping

    18 February 2012

    Here at House Pocketmint we are not just buying fewer things, we are also busy jettisoning much of what we already own. Why not just keep all the stuff we’ve already paid for? Because we’ve finally figured out that there’s an ongoing cost to owning something that goes far beyond the money spent to buy […]

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