• Decluttering,  Minimalism

    Minimalist Experimentation

    Many years ago I took my readers along on my personal journey through Minimalism. I was overwhelmed at the time so once I discovered that owning less not only helped my finances but made my practical day-to-day life easier I jumped in with both feet. I followed the advice of the experts of the day, eliminating not only the things…

  • Future Me,  self-improvement

    Playing Pretend

    Ever since my successful experiment I’ve been playing a game with myself. At random times as I go through my day I ask myself “what would Future Me do?” The results have been fascinating. Future Me has slightly different tastes than I do. I have found myself selecting different outfits for work and digging through my small stash of costume…

  • Frugality

    Ivory Soap For Washing Dishes

    I decided to try an experiment over the last several days.  On the theory that back in the old days soap was soap, I attempted to wash my dishes with Ivory Soap. I tried it using the bar soap.  I found that while it lathered and cleaned okay, it left a film on the dishes that was easily seen on…