• Decluttering

    Out With the Old

    One of the traits I share with the wealthy is the fact that I like to wear things completely out before I discard them. I see no point in buying new when what I already own continues to serve its purpose. Occasionally I allow myself to go beyond standard thrift and wear things well beyond their usable lifespan. I become…

  • Success,  Wardrobe

    The Difference a Shirt Can Make

    One of the hangups I have with my goal is the fact that I cannot conceive of possessing a lot of money. The thought of spending or gaining a lot of money makes me choke. That’s what happens when you’ve always been poor. And that’s okay. I’m aware of my limitation. The burning question is how do I overcome it?…

  • Frugality

    Clothing

    I have a confession to make. With the exception of my panties, every single piece of clothing that I am currently wearing was either gifted to me secondhand or thrifted. My tee shirt was a handmedown from my daughter Katie when she became sick of it. The button-down shirt I’ve layered on top of it was purchased at the local…

  • Frugality

    Drying Clothes on the Cheap

    Last night I decided to wash towels despite the fact that it was storming outside.  I ran a line in my hallway where the previous occupant had placed one, hanging them in a double line along the hall. When I awoke this morning it was to discover dry towels neatly hanging in my hallway! I was so pleased to discover…

  • Frugality,  Simplicity

    Laundry Day

    It is a bright sun-shiny day today, so I decided to do laundry and hang out my first wash of the season. It has been very rainy so far this year and frankly I’ve not been as attuned to the sunshine as I should have been, for I have missed a couple of really pretty washing days but such is…

  • Decluttering,  Organization

    Corraling the Closet

    I did it:  I managed to reduce the amount of clothing I possess to just enough to be contained in a single side of the closet! Hooray!  No more clothes hangers draped off of the shelves! I turned the hangers around backwards to better determine what I actually wear and what I don’t of the remaining clothing.  By this time…