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A couple of weekends ago I came home from the grocery store with a week’s supply of food. As I went to put the cold things away, the same thing happened that occurs every week. Probably at least half of the produce was soggy, brown, or moldy and had to be tossed. There was a pack of fish we’d thawed but forgotten about behind a stack of leftovers we’d packed up but unfortunately never eaten. Once I took the time to clean out all of the inedible food, over half the fridge was gone!As I layere...

Author: Becci Goodall Several years ago, I decided to switch to a minimalist lifestyle. I went from a cottage packed with a lifetime of knick-knacks to a wicker basket of mementos from my kids, a roll of paintings, and a suitcase of clothes. At the time, I made this choice for economic reasons and to focus on my art (by clearing up clutter.)I flew cross country and settled into a shared space to write. At first, it was odd to live such a spartan existence, but once accustomed, I noticed tha...