Downsizing Fun

We changed our life completely when we moved to France, downsizing our worldly possessions to fit into 3 suitcases. It opened my eyes to a simple living. How much freer life seems without a lot of material items or even with out much money. It also makes me appreciate more the things I do have, the memories attached, the multitude of use and the free time it has given me.

I offer my thoughts on downsizing from time to time; what I did and do to downsize the trappings of my life, from the material to simply a way of thinking, and why I feel it make me, at least, a better person.

Choose two kitchen utensils at Pumpjack Piddlewick

I was cooking last night and it occurred to me (not sure why) that I use two particular utensils much, much more than others. This then had me thinking, in a general minimalist downsizing train of thought, if I could only have 2 kitchen utensils, which ones would they be?Read More →

Closet Change Day Featured Blog Post at PumpjackPiddlewick

As springs pushes toward summer, there is something I really look forward to, my own special Closet Change Day. It is something I have been doing for goodness knows how long, and still it is a true treat.  Such a treat in fact that I think it should be nominatedRead More →

zen and the art of the busted computer blog post at PumpjackPiddlewick

Near the end of June an ant got into my computer and the next thing I knew I did not have use of the A C F N and X keys. Not to mention a few numbers and symbols. Life on a busted computer ground to a snails pace. EmailsRead More →

3 easy tips to help you save money on your food shopping bill at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are so many ways to save money, but I find one of the easiest areas is food. There is no need to starve, in fact we live incredibly healthy on 50€ (substitute your currency here) a week without feeling deprived at all. Of course you could simply eat lessRead More →