Twelve Reasons to Live with Less

The holiday season is here, for good and for ill. We welcome the good – time with friends and family and the chance to revisit traditions. And the not so good – frenzied shopping and strained nerves and budgets, can be minimized. This holiday season, consider spending more time with family and friends and less time buying things that masquerade as gifts in December but reveal themselves to be clutter in January. Remember, less is more, no matter the season!

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Twelve Reasons to Live with Less

      1. Laurie Martin – Because ultimately your belongings do not bring you lasting happiness. Be intentional about the decisions you make. Simplify your life and recognize what matters most.
      2. Robin McCoy- Because contrary to popular wisdom, you don’t own your stuff, your stuff owns you.
      3. Julie Miller- Because living with less frees you up to enjoy what you have and spending time doing what you enjoy.
      4. Betsy Blair – Because having less creates time for what matters most-people, and not things.
      5. Anne Steppe – Because when you have less, there is less to clean up.
      6. Andrea Gill – Because memories are more powerful than stuff.
      7. Catie Eller – Because we believe in loving and using anything you have. Make your home an intentional reflection of the things that matter most to you.
      8. Katie Puckett – Because living with less allows more energy for the things that are really important in life…family, friends and fun.
      9. Brett Gardner-Because living with less helps you feel more in control of your life.
      10. JoEl Knight – Because it makes you feel free to have less clutter and “stuff” in your life…. less to clean, less maintenance and less to worry about.
      11. Jaime Cojac –  Because freeing yourself of the clutter and the “weight” that the clutter causes, allows you to open your heart and your mind to create new memories and live a “lighter” life.
      12. Carly Gardner – Because when you have less, you become more appreciative of what you do have.

From all of us on the Simplicity Team Happy Holidays!


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Simple Organizing Tips for the Holidays


Ask yourself: What is most important to you during the holiday season?
How you spend your holiday season, should reflect the answer to that question.


Have a plan. Be intentional about the decisions you make.

Purge and de-clutter. Let GO of the items that you no longer use! There is no better time than NOW to get organized. Get your children involved in de-cluttering their spaces before more gifts arrive.

Use appropriate containers. Clear plastic containers are a great way to store holiday decorations. LABEL!

Remember less is more. The more you have, the more complicated life gets. What you own, ends up owning you.

Enjoy the present moment. It is the simple things that truly make the holidays special! During the rush of shopping, wrapping and planning for holiday parties, family gatherings, and travel – make time to be in the moment.


Take time to enjoy the holiday season.
Remind yourself again what is most important to during this season.
If you are overwhelmed after the holidays, consider using our ‘Organizing after the Holidays’ service.

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Organizing Your Holidays & Parties


The holidays and festivities are behind you but the enormous task of undoing and packing all the decorations and party accouterments still awaits you. All the eager helpers on the front end have mysteriously vanished and you’re wondering how you’ll ever get your house back to normal. Well wonder no more. With Simplicity’s help, it will be home sweet home before you know it. Depending on the size of the job, one or more Simplicity associates will undo all the decorations just as carefully as they were “done”. Everything will be packed using your containers or ones we provide, then labeled and stored for easy access next year.