Day 173 Simple

Today’s Word of the Day is…


  • Do SIMPLE things to improve your way of life.
  • Keep your spending SIMPLE buy what you need not things that just clutter up your space.
  • Eat a more SIMPLE diet choose fresh ingredients that aren’t enveloped in wasteful packaging. Choose recipes that are SIMPLE to create using ingredients that can be used in subsequent meals so nothing goes to waste.
  • Enjoy SIMPLE pleasures like a walk in the park, a coffee with a friend or a wander through a museum instead of spending all your free time shopping.
  • Keep your decluttering efforts SIMPLE by concentrating on one SIMPLE task at a time so you aren’t overwhelmed.
  • Keep the decision making SIMPLE so you don’t waste time and energy agonising over what stays and what goes. My Declutter Decision Making Guide can help with this.
  • Make housecleaning SIMPLE, the less stuff you own the less work there is involved in maintaining a clean and tidy home.

It is true the SIMPLE things in life are often the best, enjoy them.


Do you think I will ever get finished with the kitchen clutter I am starting to wonder myself.

Enamel Bowl Set

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. I like the word simple. I am working to make my life more and more simple. I have another word I made my word for the year. It is INTENTIONAL. I am trying to be intentional about everything I do.

  2. SIMPLE is becoming one of my most favorite words ever! Colleen I just saw mention of your blog at the We Live Simply blog! I also shared a free eCookbook link on my blog this morning that can make cooking more simple because it has recipes with only 5 ingredients that takes 10 minutes to prepare.

    • Hi Betty Jo,
      I had better go over to your site and check out those recipes they sound right up my alley. Simple is a great word isn’t it.

  3. Great word Colleen! I love simple. 🙂 Right now my decluttering is becoming more and more influenced by the last of your bullet points. Over the weekend, it occurred to me that the baker’s rack in my dining room hold things (cookbooks, dessert dishes, etc) that could now – because of decluttering – be stored elsewhere and that if I were to get rid of the baker’s rack, that would be one huge piece of furniture full of nooks and crannies of swirly wrought iron that I would no longer have to dust. Genius! Now it has to go, the faster the better.

    • Hi Donna,
      this had become one of those natural progression decluttering situations for me. The more I get into this the less furniture I need to store the clutter I no longer have. Our TV unit is almost bare and I have just empties a set of shelves in my daughters room. I had better call my local charity soon or there won’t be any room in the garage for the car.

  4. s i m p l e

    I love this word!

  5. Great reminder! Thank you. 🙂