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Do more with less

April 5, 2017
Do more with less

It’s not just about being small, It’s to do more with less

We are stuck in the cycle of MORE- More internet, more cars, more clothes, more alcohol, more television, more news, more negativity, more social media, More work, more pressure

and

hence left with LESS- Less time, Less peace of mind, Less rest, Less freedom, Less patience, Less tolerance

There is no end to this until we practice consciously living with fewer possessions and using those possessions fully to achieve more. We can always do more with less in every aspect of our lives:

WARDROBE

Always select quality over quantity. Prefer having few evergreen clothes rather than having a pile of them without anything worth wearing for.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Today, every hand adores a smartphone but are we using our device smartly enough or just possess them for show off and follow the crowd? We keep an eye on latest tech gadgets and before we explore our already owned devices, we dump them for making space for newer ones.
  • Keep things which serves you multiple purposes rather than having different things for each-
    • Emergency light with USB option
    • Pen combined with storage device
    • Food processor rather than individual dicer, slider and blender

 

KIDS TOYS-

  • Less toys help them learn to be more creative and imaginative.
  • Less toys means longer attention spans.
  • Less toys means more time for them to spend outdoors . They are also more likely to be involved in physical exercise which results in healthier and happier bodies.
  • Less toys will develop a greater love for reading, writing, and art

 

COOKING-

  • Eat Fresh
  • Store leftovers properly
  • Take advantage of steam
  • Plan & prep ingredients ahead

 

CLEANING-

Advertising companies are successful in fooling us around by selling separate detergents/cleaning agents for every purpose
  • Use Homemade cleaning products rather than buying chemical based cleaners

 

ENTERTAINMENT-

We all need entertainment but it would be great to entertain more simply.

 

  • Spend time with Family and Friends to have a good laughter dose
  • Turn off the TV
  • Do not spend time and money on expensive meals or luxurious recreational activities, until you are off your debt
  • Indulge into your Hobby

 

STORAGE-

Get rid of those additional storage boxes. You bring the stuff to fill the space and then one day, you are short of the space.
Then you bring storage boxes. Like this, it never ends.

 

Ancient people are known for their recycling techniques- food scraps to organic waste, leftover food to a new dish and up-cycling old things to new purposeful item. Making the most out of your resources will help you not only reduce wastes but also minimize the costs.

 

My next post is about earning Experiences.


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10 Comments

  • Reply Mayuri Nidigallu April 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    This post is humbling. it is always better to live for ourselves than to live to impress others. I love your thoughts , Upasana. Great going!
    Mayuri
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  • Reply Upasna April 11, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Thanks Shalini. I am preparing ready reference posts for myself.

  • Reply AuraOfThoughts-MeenalSonal April 6, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Exhaustive list to be taken care of . Thanks for sharing the tips 🙂

    Cheers
    AuraOfThoughts

    • Reply Upasna April 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

      This List is the output of my experiences. Thanks for hopping here Meenal. Checking yours soon.

  • Reply Tina Basu April 5, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    I second your thoughts – i am taking baby steps on these. I cleared out my wardrobe with donating atleast 40% of it the things that i dont wear often and are lying with me for years now!
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    • Reply Upasna April 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

      40% that’s great Tina..I donate 5-10 every season. Thanks for sharing your way of doing it.

  • Reply Karen | TwoTinyHands April 5, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Great post. We tend to go in on a less route anyway and live off a small budget but totally agree with the ethos! I often patch clothes and very rarely buy new stuff which is frustrating but necessary! Interesting stuff and ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  • Reply Annette, Four Acorns April 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I agree with all your views in this post, and I try every day to simplify our lives and home.
    #FamilyFun

    • Reply Upasna April 11, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Thanks for reading Annette. Will be checking your Blog soon.

  • Reply Shalini R April 5, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Wow! You’ve written about almost every aspect of our daily lives. Some excellent tips there, Upasna!
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