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Display Name: Koliti
Member Since: 8/20/13

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Right up a Narcissist's alley!
But narcissists don't need instructions - they give them.

Traveling? Here's How to Annoy Your Host
2/20/14 12:59 PM

The little counter-top by my stove is my dumping ground for mail, papers, calendar, etc. I've recently incorporated part of my large kitchen pantry cabinet for office & paper stuff. I've measured the cabinet door's inside recessed panel dimensions and I'm going to have my galvanized-sheet-metal-fabricator guy cut a piece to fit inside the door - then I'll be able to use it as a magnet board to keep this paper stuff handy and out of sight.

I'll also have my galvanized-sheet-metal-fabricator guy make a shallow tray to fit my kitchen window sill - I want to enjoy plants on the window sill without worrying about water damage.

While I quite understand the beauty of bringing flowers into your home, I'm at the point where "everything you bring into your home demands time and attention" and I'm also aware of where I want to spend my time and attention - meaning, cut flowers = change the water every day + die = ugh! Also I live in the desert. Whereas, plants = water 1 time a week = HAPPY + longer enjoyment! I advocate "choose whatever works for you" :)

Weekend Chores: Flowers, Kitchen Organizing & Cleaning, Make a Meal January Cure: Assignment # 7
1/10/14 01:50 PM

Maybe "minimalism" is an out-dated term and should be replaced with "mindful".

Because whether we choose to surround ourselves with a 100 items or 1000s of items, we could be all "mindful" of our belongings. I like the quote: Only have in your house what you need and what you love.

When the writer mentioned that her boyfriend got rid of items he no longer used or wanted, (and those "packed closets" are probably housing a lot of unused & forgotten items) - I think that is spot on. However, if you choose to title your piece as "When a Minimalist Meets a Pack-Rat" and you are the minimalist, I would expect you to write about how you can merge your two styles, instead of "it's you vs your 'neat' boyfriend who has more possessions than I do". If you have an organizational skill, like how to handle a pile of mail, that could benefit a lot of us - but it does seem you are attacking our boyfriend on many levels. Are you basing the foundation of your relationship with your boyfriend solely on the number of things he has? Wouldn't it be more beneficial to take into account his characters as a human?

When a Minimalist Meets a Pack Rat...
11/1/13 01:57 PM

Hey Julia! I'm sooooo happy for you! I'd bet that the vast majority of us have "SHTUFF" to deal with at some point in our lives - I know I have. I, too, have felt that exquisite lightness after letting go of things that no longer served me. I like how you let the feelings flow through you and that you had chocolate support :) YAY! Moving forward - can't wait to see your new, happy dining room space.

Julia's Style Cure Progress: Cleaning out the IKEA Cabinet of Emotional Clutter Liveblogging the Style Cure
8/24/13 12:16 PM

Hi! I sleep on my side and my head gets HOT. So I've tried A LOT of pillows over the years...down, buckwheat, store brand polyester, micropedic, etc. Except I've never tried a memory foam pillow - heard too many people complain of "too hot and gets stiff over time".

When I tried Tony Little's Micropedic Pillow ( hsn.com ) a few years ago, it was the FIRST pillow I used that made my neck feel rested (I didn't feel the need to "crack" my neck in the morning). However they advertise it as a pillow that "does not get hot" - I strongly disagree with that - sweaty head.

Now in the past year, I've seen the infomercial for My Pillow, I've checked out their website ( mypillow.com ), and when they were at a home show in my city - I checked out their product, and I purchased one. Let me tell you - This is the BEST pillow I've used so far! They have different sizes/lofts depending how you sleep (back, side, stomach) and if you're a male or female (body size). My Pillow does NOT get hot - YAY:) It is gusseted, machine washable, and is guaranteed to last for 10 years. At the home show the cost was $65 + tax. (Do not get the Bed Bath & Beyond version - it is not gusseted.)

Hope that helps :)

Are Expensive Pillows Worth It? Good Questions
8/20/13 08:20 PM