Today is the first day of August, meaning that I have made it through the "Uber Frugal Month Challenge" as posed by the inspirational blogger, Frugalwoods, who retired young with her husband and now baby. Her challenge was to prepare yourself for a month of frugal spending and then live as frugally as you can. … Continue reading Things I Learned from Doing an “Uber Frugal Month”
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As Christmas and Hanukkah are quickly approaching, less than week is left until gifts are presented to family and loved ones. The holidays often can be fraught with many decisions to make. Those who live in the five boroughs may seem to have it all; therefore, gift giving can be quite the challenge. I'm here … Continue reading Holiday Gift List for the New Yorker Who Has it All
Since my return to the United States, after a year abroad, I have completely transformed my relationship with my belongings by following the KonMari method. The method requires going through your belongings by category (for example, clothes, papers, media, miscellaneous), and keeping only what "sparks joy" when you touch it. For those that aren't familiar … Continue reading Life after KonMari
I have been back in New York two weeks now after living in the Dominican Republic for a year. While re-acclimating to the culture and the pace of life, and catching up with friends and family, it continues to amaze me how easy it is to do things (calling a cab, going to a supermarket etc) and … Continue reading Streamlining my life: Purging the KonMari Way