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17 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

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5. Celebrate your victories!

In the rush of our lives, too often we allow our “mountaintop moments” to pass unnoticed. When you reach a milestone, even if it’s minor in the greater scheme of things, take time to savor it.

6. Carpool

This old idea is worth revisiting. It not only saves fuel and wear and tear on your car, it also gives you the chance to connect with others and build friendships along the way. What’s more, on those days when you’re the passenger, you can kick back and enjoy the ride.

7. Pay in cash

Identify a personal-spending trouble spot and shift to a cash-only policy. For instance, if you overspend on lattes, or clothing and shoes, allocate a reasonable allowance each month and pay in cash. Withdraw the cash needed for this category and see how far you can make your money stretch. Paying with cash forces you to see — right there in your billfold — exactly how much you have, preventing you from losing sight of your real-dollar outflow.

8. Save your loose change

Another easy habit to adopt around a “cash diet” is saving your petty change. Here’s how it works: If you buy a bottle of wine that comes to $9.19, pay with a $10 bill. At day’s end, put the 81 cents in change directly into your piggy bank or an old glass jar. This savings plan is relatively painless, keeps the jangling coins out of your purse or pocket, and can deliver a bonus of several hundred dollars at year’s end.

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2:02AM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

Thank you :)

7:39AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Fantastic ideas! Thank you for sharing.

10:06AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

I find all of these suggestions so helpful, thanks, sharing!

6:36AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

Thanks

11:07AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Thanx for the ideas could almost certainly use some of them

3:18AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Thanks

2:20PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

love

6:50PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

Thanks you.

10:39AM PST on Nov 30, 2012

One of the best and easiest things I did was to disconnect from Facebook - it's amazing how much time and stress I eliminated with that simple move! At the end of their life, I'm pretty sure nobody ever said, "I really wish I looked at more pictures of my 9th-grade softball team member's toddler" or "played more Farmville."

7:24PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Those are some good tips. I have already done some like: take out the trash and recycle, compost, spend time in nature (i always go outdoors in my backyard and compost everyday), and hang clothes outside to dry.

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