July 14, 2019

Spending Spree, part 3: Sliced Bread and Upgrades

I got my largest paycheck ever and I took on the challenge of spending it all. Instead I discovered that there were other factors limiting how much I could spend.

June 29, 2019

Spending Spree, part 1

The check I deposited this morning is my largest paycheck ever. How quickly can I make it disappear?

June 25, 2019

Using an iPhone as an iPod Shuffle

My old iPhone might not be reliable enough to use as a phone, but it still works as an iPod shuffle.

June 23, 2019

The Hard Problem of Filing

If you want to be organized, you have to have a filing system.

It’s just a matter of numbers. Over the course of a decade, you might have 50 pieces of silverware, 100 pairs of socks . . . but 50,000 papers, cards, letters, receipts, coupons, and other documents. If you were to make a raw count of physically separate items, there is a good chance that more than half of the items you own are papers. It is only by keeping them under control that you avoid being swamped by paper.

April 01, 2019

March of Trash Victory Lap

Clutter, by its nature, doesn’t do anything. It doesn’t go anywhere. You won’t find clutter by sitting and waiting for it to come to you. Yet it is right in front of you all the time. To find it, you have to change your perspective. Change the way you look at your possessions, and your possessions change.

March 30, 2019

The March of Trash Game, Day 30

March of Trash asks you to take action on clutter every day for a month. The 2019 edition takes the shape of a game board. The board gives you a different way to focus on clutter every day. Use these prompts to find and remove clutter.