There’s something about a rainy morning that can make you feel one of two ways. Either you’re ready to just pull up the covers, and stay in bed for the duration (a very popular feeling), or you can use the wet weather as an opportunity to do a little cleaning and organizing around your home. Rainy days are often productive days for things like that, because you’re not really drawn outside to the great outdoors when those great outdoors are chilly, wet, and foggy, right?
Now of course most of us don’t have the whole day stretching out luxuriously ahead of us. We all have commitments and responsibilities that can get in the way when we want to be productive in other ways. But, in keeping with our Spring Cleaning theme for this week, consider this rainy day your opportunity to get started on at least the planning portion of the endeavour, even if you can’t actually get started. And, to be fair, we all need a little time to work up to something this big, don’t we?
If part of your springtime organization plan includes taking a long hard look at the clutter in your home, and perhaps paring down that “crazy busy” life, we have just the website for you.
Be More With Less is a site dedicated to simplifying and organizing your life. The founder of the site, Courtney Carver, describes it in this way:
“Be more with less is about simplifying your life and really living. Living with less creates time and space to discover what really matters. Through decluttering, and focusing on the best things instead of all the things, you can create a life with more savings and less no debt, more health and less stress, more space and less stuff, and more joy with less obligation.”
Sounds right up our alley, doesn’t it?
And it really is. The site takes a gentle approach to help readers find their path to a simpler life. Unlike a lot of self-help resources, and “change your life” books and tools that can often be a bit heavy-handed, Be More With Less and its sister project, Project 333 (more about that later!) offer kind, and helpful articles and tips on taking the time to move toward a simpler, and potentially less stressful, more meaningful life.
If it sounds heavenly, it really is. Carver understands that change takes time, and through Be More With Less, she tells her own story of wanting and needing to make the move to a simpler life, and she does it without preaching, without demanding, without issuing ultimatums. The site is warm, inviting, and allows you to make your own decisions, knowing there is more than one way to simplify.
So scroll through the archives, I think you will be captivated by Carver’s candid style, and her excellent tips on finding what can work for you. Sign up for the the email list, which brings simple life inspiration to your inbox on a regular basis.
And if you do decide to read ahead for next week’s lesson (ie dig into Project 333) then you’ll be all set for the next instalment of our Spring Cleaning series – how to get by with a capsule wardrobe. Intrigued? Join us back here on Tuesday for the big reveal!
Have a lovely weekend, friends.