My decluttering is going deeper, and Im reviewing everything that doesnt add to my life. Do I really need a Kindle and an iPad (with the kindle app)? I have taken so many things to the charity shops or sold them and with each item I feel a sense of lightness. Its a very good feeling. Im comparing everything I have to my sister who has moved a few times recently, so she hasnt had 14-15 years of possessions to go through. It would have been easier with less space, although there were still piles of books besides the bookcases.
There is so much to do with downsizing – not just clothes and books, but business materials and general stuff. Today I’ve finally thrown out (Almost) all my Open University Course Materials – 8 years of part time study for my first degree and 5 years for my MBA. I was tempted to hold onto the year course in Research Methods, but it is 20 years old and best to start again. I tried to pass on but no one was interested.
A study which tracked 3,400 civil servants found that short-term memory declined nearly 40 per cent faster once they retired.
I’ve found a great article that explains how to bend properly. and you can read it online here.
This is a series of videos where I get us rethinking about retirement. This time it focuses on work Will you work for the money or is more meaning important to you? Watch to get my ideas on what to consider.
When we start thinking about retirement the first thing we often consider is the money we will need for the lifestyle we want. I cover this in this kitchen conversation.
Have you seen these toilet night lights? I have begun to notice these on sale and wondered what they would be like. I love colour changing lights, and the thought of having these in my loo … I wanted one and my mum wanted one too.
I bought online via Amazon.
I have Amazon Prime and I’m used to getting things delivered the next day; this took a few days but it wasn’t time critical. Well packaged and reasonably clear instructions. As the light comes on via motion sensor you need to place it so it noticed movement – at first I was being too subtle and having it hidden. I’ve got it with a fixed colour – first blue, currently green but haven’t yet got it cycling through the colours.
It was well packaged with a short USB cable to you can recharge.
It’s great, to into the bathroom at night time and there is a light glow coming from the loo – lift up the loo and the room is bathed in coloured light. I’m happy with the setting I chose but it will change to 3 levels of brightness.
About to order one for my mum – an unusual mothers day present!