7 Ways to Make Life Easier

Ease Up Your Inbox

Set three 15-minute slots in the day to answer your emails. Piled up mail adds to stress, so keep clear the backlog and free your mind!

Clear the Kitchen Counter

Remove all the extra containers from there, and place a stack of cookbooks, small flower vases or decorative bottles instead.

Declutter Your Desk

Ask yourself: is it beautiful? Is it useful? If the answer is: ‘Neither,’ toss it away.

Pay your bills on time.

Late fee on credit card and utility bills add up and take their toll on your finances. Pay more than the minimum due on credit-card bills so you can cut both the time you spend paying off the debt as well as interest payments.

Tag Your Bag

Click pictures of your luggage with your digital camera before you leave home. If, by chance, your bags land up in Timbucktoo instead of Toronto, you’ll find it much easier to show the airport authorities those photos instead of saying, ‘Well, it was big and black with a blue lock..’

Cut your Waiting Time At the Clinic

Ask for the earliest appointment of the day, whether you are going to the dentist or the hairstylist. The later you go, the more chances of your having to cool your heels at the reception.

Read ‘Real Simple’

This is a gem of a magazine that offers scores of ways to keep life easy and stress-free. For a handy bunch of tips, you can simply browse their beautiful website www.realsimple.com.


Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Patricia G.
Patricia G6 years ago


Abbe A.
Azaima A6 years ago


Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.6 years ago

Most of it is common sense

Kirsten B.
Past Member 6 years ago

Nice tips - and thanks for the link.

Marianna B M.

common sense thanks anyway

Rachel Beckford
Rachel Beckford6 years ago

Good tip on the luggage - what an easy thing to do to ease some worry from a trip!

Ellen Mccabe
Ellen m6 years ago

I've loved real simple for years...i wish our local PBS would return it to their programming.

Kathy K.
Kathy K6 years ago


Sheri P.
Sheri P6 years ago

yep...email is the monster for me too! and piles of stuff to go through...