156. Simplify Your Life- and What I did next!

Posted at January 15, 2012 by 11 Comments

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So in the midst of all the insanity of the Holidays and after all the work that went into the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway I started the new year burned out.

(Great timing right?)

At a time of the year when everyone was getting their resolutions together and figuring out all the wonderful things they had planned for 2012, I hit a brick wall.  I had allowed myself to be pulled in so many directions with work, relationships, projects, and a gazillion other obligations, I felt like I had just run a marathon uphill in the sand.

So I took a break.  From the blog. From Twitter. From my job.  And just relaxed.  I spent the last couple of weeks just trying to re-center myself. (You may have noticed the lack of blog posts).

But now I’m back.  With a renewed focus to continue doing the things that I love to do, but to do so in a way that is more sustainable and healthy.

On The Road To Simplifying My Life and a simple service that helped

Funny thing is, what saved my January was hiring a maid service to de-clutter my place, do laundry, clean, and prepare my meals for the entire week.  No I’m not rich, I’ll tell you who I used and how much it cost at the end of this post.  You’ll be surprised.

I was too out of it to take before pictures, but here’s the after shots.

My living room:

Dining room

and here’s a quick shot of the kitchen with food the two-person team prepared for me for the entire week.    Mashed potatoes,  chicken breast, broccoli, and an assortment of other veggies I like.  So in the morning, I can just grab a container and go!

It’s funny how something as simple as having your home cleaned, laundry done, and a week’s worth of food prepared,  can go such a long way to a peace of mind.

I used a fun little cleaning service called MaidsinBlack.com.  I liked them so much I signed on to help them with their online presence.  They came out and

1) Cleaned my place WONDERFULLY

2) Did grocery shopping

3) Cooked and prepared my meals for the entire week

4) Did my  laundry

5) , and even dropped off my dry cleaning.

This came as a bundle from their “Creations Package” and  everything listed here cost me $397.  Well worth it, and they did a wonderful job.  A great start to my year, and freed up hours of my time to work on the things I enjoy.  Can’t beat that!

Here’s the link where you can get all of this stuff.  (Click Link, simplify your life.)

As for this blog, there are a couple of cool things in the works.  Stay tuned!

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11 Responses to “156. Simplify Your Life- and What I did next!”

  1. When you went on your hiatus, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who noticed. You are amazing at what you do & your love for it shows. Everyone needs time out for themselves, but I’m so glad that you’re back 🙂

    • rohan says:

      Thank you so much Angela. Seriously appreciate the kind words. And thanks for being such a great friend! Looking forward to seeing what cool stuff you do next!

  2. Karen Gray says:

    This may be my favorite so far of all your posts. I love the whole idea, the completeness of your “Refresh,” and the specifics about how we can do the same. Maids In Black will hear from me! 🙂

    • rohan says:

      I appreciate your kind words karen, and really appreciate you taking the time to leave a note. Seriously made my day! : -)

  3. Ashaki says:

    I accidentially come across this site. What a great read!! I always told you that you had potential.

    • rohan says:

      If this is the Ashaki I think it is, how are yo? Long time since we chatted, now I’m going to have to hit you up. Thanks a lot for the nice comment.

  4. Simplifying my life is the single most important thing I’ve ever done and is one of the main reasons I’ve been able to live a location independent lifestyle abroad 🙂

  5. marsha says:

    nice…intellegent mind at work

  6. Thank you for your efforts, Excellent site..


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