Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Live with Less

MYO: Deodorant/Antiperspirant

Since we’ve been on a seriously restricted budget, I’ve muddled around several make-your-own recipes and substitutions for various household and personal care items. But this has by far exceeded my expectations, and I will never buy deodorant again (unless I somehow forget to pack this stuff and we’re traveling, then probably, if I don’t just …

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So We Had a Yard Sale…

Whew! I’ll tell you what-┬áthat was an adventure! And let me just say that I do NOT want to do it again any time soon- maybe in a few years. I’d definitely do it again, just not next year or anything (really, if KonMari sticks, I shouldn’t have enough stuff in the house TO do …

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Kon-Whatnow?

I know I’m about a year late to the party on this one, but in my Pinterest adventures, I recently stumbled upon the KonMari method of tidying up, and Oh. My. Gosh. It’s a self-titled method by Marie Kondo, a Japanese decluttering expert (I think we call them professional organizers here, for the most part), …

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Quality over Quantity in the Closet

Part of wanting to do with fewer clothes is making the ones you keep last. And, I have to admit- I’m not all that good at it. Sure, I can physically hold on to a shirt for a decade, but that doesn’t mean it’s still in good shape…

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The Need to Abandon

It’s strange, what a birthday can do to a person. Especially when it’s a milestone birthday. They might not produce any profound changes when we are young and enjoying them- 1, 7, 10, 13, 16…but as we age and, often; mature, they can bring on rather unexpected results. Around this latest, during which I turned …

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