Keeping Life Simple: 7 Guiding Principles, 500 Tips and Ideas

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Discover what really gives you satisfaction and fulfillment -- then toss out the other junk and learn to live! Family expert Karen Levine helps you to identify what brings you contentment and pleasure and shows you how to reject the tasks, the mindsets, and the possessions that drag you down.

In Keeping Life Simple you'll discover:

-- How to analyze the way you use time and resources

-- Hundreds of practical tips to take control of time and money, and reduce life's "clutter"

--...

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Overview


Discover what really gives you satisfaction and fulfillment -- then toss out the other junk and learn to live! Family expert Karen Levine helps you to identify what brings you contentment and pleasure and shows you how to reject the tasks, the mindsets, and the possessions that drag you down.

In Keeping Life Simple you'll discover:

-- How to analyze the way you use time and resources

-- Hundreds of practical tips to take control of time and money, and reduce life's "clutter"

-- How to simplify and organize your home, housekeeping, cars, and even the kids

-- How to create more meaningful, stress-free family celebrations and holidays

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882669434
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author


In addition to her popular Storey book, Keeping Life Simple, Karen Levine has also written and ghostwritten six books, including When Women Stop Having Their Bodies, Overcoming Overeating, Too Smart for Her Own Good: The Impact of Success on the Intimate Lives of Women, and It Can Happen to You: A Practical Guide to Romantic Love. Not only is she a contributing editor to Parents magazine, but Karen has also written feature stories for Parents, Redbook, New Woman, Working Woman, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Family Circle magazines. She lives in East Chatham, New York.
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Table of Contents


I. Introduction

Seven Guiding Principles

II. Logging In for a Simpler Life

When Am I Doing It?

What Am I Doing?

How Satisfying/Pleasurable Is It?

How Efficient Am I?

What Role Am I In?

End-of-the-Day Analysis

III. Simple Satisfactions

Rest and Relaxation

Gardening

Taking Care of Yourself

Person to Person

Pleasurable Pastimes for Grownups

Family Pleasures

Edible Delights

IV. Celebrating Life

Making Traditions

Breaking Traditions

The Holiday Table

Birthdays

Other Family Celebrations

Holiday Celebrations

Preserving Memories

V. Less is More

Managing Time

Managing Money

Clutter Control

VI. Organizing for Simplicity

Kitchen Hints

Quick Tips for Food

Meal Planning and Food Shopping

Organizing Your House

Housecleaning

Laundry

Home Maintenance and Repair

Safety

Cars

Family Living

Travel

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