Last Saturday I decided to make a change to my routine to make it easier, and over the week I mulled over this topic, ending up not with hot spiced wine but with a more developed challenge to myself - to make one change a week to simplify my home and my life, focusing particularly on those aspects of the simple life philosophy which I find difficult, such as routine, organisation, decluttering and time management.
I'm calling this challenge the Simples challenge. For week one, I decided to lay out my clothes each evening for the following day. I've tried it before, but always left it too late into the evening. Now I am doing this as soon as I get home from work, when I get changed into jeans and a t-shirt (or civvies, as we used to call them at school).
|My work clothes are laid out over the arm on the left, and my running kit on the seat.|
It particularly helps with early mornings - today I left the house at 6.45, and having all my clothes neatly laid over one arm of the chair meant I could get dressed quickly and silently in the dark, minimising the disturbance to my sleeping boyfriend.