Living Well

Tips for Living the Good Life with Less!

10 of the Best Bathroom Cleaning Hacks!

The self-cleaning bathroom! It’s a dream I have. If you hate cleaning the bathroom like I do it may be a dream of yours as well.  That’s why I’m sharing 10 of the best bathroom cleaning hacks that will keep your bathroom clean with as little work as possible.   You don’t need to spend $370+ dollars on a self-cleaning toilet (although seriously I may have to get one of these someday!).  Or remodel your entire bathroom so you can just spray it down with a powerful hose when the family’s done using it! (Also, a thought I have had.)  There are quick and easy ways to keep your bathroom clean with a minimal amount of work on your part.   At the end of this post there is a link to a set of printables with the recipes for my 6 favorite homemade cleaning…

Declutter Your Work-Life & Improve Your Productivity!

It’s time to focus on decluttering your work-life and improving your productivity! Here at Easy Simplicity we focus a lot on decluttering and simplifying your home life. But most of us spend many hours of our day at work. It would be silly to ignore that aspect of our lives in our quest for simplifying and living the good life for less!    So how’s your office or workspace looking?    Would it benefit from 10 minutes of decluttering? Is one of your desk drawers starting to look like that dreaded kitchen junk drawer – holding a bunch of odds and ends that you will probably never use – or things that you would use if you remembered they were there and could find them?    Do you have 15 used pens sitting in a drawer – 5 of which don’t even work?    Spending 10 minutes decluttering your workspace could…

31 Things to Declutter in 10 Minutes or Less!

Decluttering doesn’t have to be painstaking and arduous when you have this awesome list of 31 things to declutter in 10 minutes or less.   Like any other task, decluttering is a lot easier if you break it into chunks.  And for me, when it comes to cleaning and decluttering, the easier the better!  I’m going to list 31 things to declutter in 10 minutes or less with tips and encouragement to help you simplify the process. If you’d like a free checklist that you can print out, work through and check off as you go, there’s a link to it at the bottom of this post. As you work your way through the list you’ll either need to put away, throw away, or give away the items that are cluttering up that space (with one exception explained below in the living room section).  A…

3 Cheat Sheets to Make Every Day a Good Day!

Getting off to a good start – 3 Simple Cheat Sheets to Make a Good Day!  Note: If you don’t have time to read the post right now and want to just grab the cheat sheets, you can get them here: Ever have a day that just got off to a rotten start and then went downhill from there? Maybe you couldn’t get to sleep the night before and then when you finally drifted off the alarm went off seemingly 20 minutes later. Or your kids wouldn’t get up and get going fast enough. Or you got a text that your workplace needed you to show up early for a meeting.   Then the coffee maker poured coffee all over the floor because in the haste and confusion to get ready you forgot to put a cup under it. (True story! It happens!)   Then when you finally…

30 Simple & Fun Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Recipes, Crafts, Gift Ideas & More! 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Yaaayyy! So I’ve put together a list of fun Valentine’s Day recipes, crafts, decorations, gift ideas and more to help you celebrate. I’ve loved Valentine’s Day since grade school when we decorated little white bakery bags with red and pink hearts, taped them onto our school desks and delivered those little individual Valentine’s to all our classmates. (Yep – you had to give one to everyone. This was great because it got around the “popularity contest” aspect of Valentine’s and everyone could feel good. Nice work Mrs. Buchanan!) Unfortunately, I think those little valentines with the cute sayings are probably out of vogue now. But, if you’re looking to do something special yet simple to celebrate Valentine’s Day you’ve definitely come to the right…