It’s something my husband and I are constantly striving for in our lives. In the foods we eat, the items we own and they way we live. Though we’re still far from where we’d like to be, here are a few things we have found that have helped to create simple living:
- Get rid of something old whenever we bring home something new. If I really need a new pair of running shoes, it must mean it’s time to get rid of the last pair. I used to want to hold onto items in case of “what if” scenarios, but really, how many times do you lose a pair of running shoes and are relieved to know you’ve held onto that other pair that no longer supported your soles? This rule not only applies to shoes, but shirts, coats, scarves, accessories, etc.
- After I wear (and wash) an item, I hang it back up on the far left side of the closet. I used to have my closet organized by the type of clothing (sweaters, blouses, etc.), but I find that I would still reach for the same handful of items, so having them close together hasn’t made much of a difference. It has, however, made it much more obvious which items I’m not wearing and can easily say goodbye to (almost the entire right half of my closet!).
- If we’re going to buy something decorative, we try to also makes sure it could serve a purpose. For example, baskets in different shapes and colors look nice, while also helping us stay organized!
One of the ways I strive for simplicity is on the nutrition label of the foods I’m buying. So when I had the chance to try Taste Nirvana I was very excited. The ingredient list on their Real Coconut Water: Natural Coconut Water & Coconut Pulp. Doesn’t get simpler than that!
Every Taste Nirvana product is originally from Thailand and their production process is based in Thailand as well. The coconuts in Thailand grow in the perfect weather and soil condition which makes their products unique. Part of their mission is to “provide the most authentic and real food experiences in which the country of origins intended” and to educate their customers of history and culture of the food they make. Also, Taste Nirvana products are packaged with recyclable glass bottles and BPA free cans. They offer Real Coconut Water, Real Coconut Pulp, Real Coco Aloe and Real Coconut Water with Thai Chili Extract in addition to a coffee line and some other food products.
While I must admit, I’m simply not much of a coconut water fan, I did enjoy the slightly sweet and refreshing taste of the Real Coconut Water.
~What are things you do to live simply?