I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author. We're all looking for ways to live a simpler life. Having less in our life is one way of making things easier. The difficult part is culling the items we don't necessarily need. In the book '50 Things To Know To Downsize Your Life' Lisa Rusczyk points us in the right direction. She lists fifty things you can do to nudge yourself closer to downsizing and she does it logically by leading you from room to room in your home. She begins in the bedroom, then the kitchen, closets, bathroom, and ultimately the kids rooms! Things I Have Been Doing
- Don't carry credit card debt
- store small toys in bay wipe containers
- 3 'see through' drawers (in my daughter's closets)
- Hanging shelves (in my daughter's closets)
- Shoe racks
- Don't have a guest room
Things I Want To Do/Have Been Wanting To Do
Digitize cookbooks or enter recipes into cooking software I own. This is a project. One I've been avoiding for a long, long time.
Kitchen cabinet reorganization. Most of our kitchen cabinets are the way we want them since we had our kitchen remodeled 4 years ago. But theres two cabinets that are a royal pain in the rear and I would love to have them organized properly.
The silverware drawers. Too much siverware in my opinion. Not according to my husband though.
Meal Planning. Yes, another one of those things that needs to happen, but just hasn't.
Jewelry organization. This is going to happen for me real soon! I bought some ice cube trays from the dollar store to organize sets of earrings and necklaces to put in the top drawer of my dresser. Yay Me!
Things I'm Not Going To Do
- Owning one set of sheets per bed
- Owning two towels per person
- Shower Necessities (we like our girly 'goop' s my hubby calls it)
About The Author (from Amazon.com)
Lisa Rusczyk is the creator of the popular blog Charlie The Cavalier and 50 Things to Know Books. Lisa is passionate about helping others in life. She also enjoys Cavalier King Charles Spaniels a breed that she have loved for years. Lisa is currently a stay-at-home Mom, but has been an instructional designer, software trainer, and technical writer in the past. She was recently featured on CNN's HLN for a fire pit project.
Lisa is a Doctoral student in Educational Leadership who happened to start writing her first book 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby after her little girl was born. Her book sold over 1,000 copies in the first year on Amazon. Today, she has over 15 books and helps others self-publish. Further, she shares this information with the public via this blog, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, and recently on a local Pennsylvania television station. Lisa knows that like her, there are a lot of people who would like concise information on a topic in one digital location. Lisa is known for her simple and effective tips.
Please check out Lisa's other books here.
So now that I've read the book I feel like I need to get my butt in gear and do even more Spring cleaning than I thought was ahead of me!
It's nice to have a plan and it will feel even better once the tasks are complete! Happy Simplifying everyone!