An Extraordinary Life on An Ordinary Income Pt3 - Minimalism & Simplifying

Minimize, Simplify, Downsize I don’t use a microwave. There are many reasons (or conspiracy theories possible) why I don’t use a microwave. But the biggest reason is space. My microwave takes up too much space. I’d rather heat leftovers (or anything else) on the stove or in the oven. I only have 3 skillets and a saucepan, as well as a few other cookware items. Yes, this means constantly doing more dishes, but I find it worth the tradeoff. Meal prepping and eating the same food several times a week even eliminates the need for a microwave as well. I don’t have a couch as well. Furniture isn’t very important to me. I don’t have tables or chairs, or even a proper dresser. Living in a smaller space, furniture takes up too much space for a necessary function. Multitasking Is for Items, Not People I learned, at least partially, how…

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Person working at computer with meal prep container holding fruit

I stumbled across Accidental Fire’s article “My Financial Independence Diet” and decided to share my FI diet as well. We have very similar viewpoints and commonalities that helped us both lose over 50 lbs. I’ve been seeing a lot of mention of those on the personal finance side of Twitter changing up their diets and wanted to share things that have helped me in my journey to financial independence and a healthier lifestyle. Cost of Food at The Cost of Your Health? I always cringe when I see someone sharing an article of “50 ways to save on groceries.” Well, you can have a “ramen” budget that comes at the cost of a “champagne” healthcare expense budget (most likely). Like Accidental Fire, I “try” not to be dogmatic, but most of us know what is unhealthy but continue to eat it. But this isn’t about shaming those who do. If…

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Extraordinary Life: Coffee

The Difference Between Ordinary And Extraordinary Is That Little Extra Waiting, (training video) That Little “Extra” This quote comes from the movie “Waiting” (or at least where I pulled it from as that is where I first heard it). Yes, the quote is cheesy, but also true. Quality comes from just a bit of extra effort put in. Cooking with just a bit more spice and a watchful eye has elevated my recipes. Find high-quality ingredients. Practice writing and use tools and tips to create quality content. Perform an act of kindness to elevate your day. Extraordinary Life & Cooking My grocery budget has been the same for years but I buy less and less. Buying high-quality ingredients is one thing I value. Tasty food is important, but what I use to fuel my body is more important than great taste. But those things aren’t mutually exclusive. My partner and…

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