Yesterday when I heard that Tsh of SimpleMom.net had released an ebook, I snatched it up immediately.
Having been a fan of her blog for years and enjoying her print book: Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living, I knew it would be excellent.
And at $5?! It’s a no-brainer.
I printed out the entire thing.
I’m about one third of the way through the ebook and enjoying it very much. As an action-oriented person, I appreciate the way the projects, all designed to help you live more simply, are arranged in bite sized format. Trying to simplify can seem complicated at first, because chaos tends to come before (and during!) organization. Having someone break down the essential action steps is very helpful.
There are several things that are suggested that I’m already doing (such as establishing an evening routine, meal planning, simplifying banking, having weekly couples meetings).
There are also several projects I need to work on. Such as getting up before the kids and boosting my reserves, making a “just in case” essential papers file, creating a family purpose statement, and others.
I found myself taking notes on almost every project and adding a few tasks to my to-do list, some of which I implemented immediately.
The 52 Bites projects are organized into several categories:
- Living Green
- Organizing Your Space
- Taking Care of Yourself
- Time Stewardship
- Living Well
- Money Management
- Organizing Your Mind
We all know that having things together in these areas is essential to a happy, simple life.
I only have one teensy complaint about the ebook, which is: I don’t like how much space was dedicated to the “notes” at the end of each section (an entire page). It seems like it would have been a better use of space and paper to encourage the reader to take notes in margins or on another notebook. But, that’s a small thing, and again – for the price, it’s a steal.
Go check out 52 Bites and start simplifying along with me. I’ll be posting regularly on my progress with the projects. Join me?