3 Simple Tips to Try this National Simplify Your Life Week

simplify your lifeThe first week of August is National Simplify Your Life week and this is one holiday we can definitely get on board with—especially considering we were recently featured in Real Simple Magazine. (It doesn’t get simpler than that!)


So, if you, like us, want to take advantage of this holiday and simplify your life, we’ve got some handy tips to help you along the way. Check it out:


Take advantage of technology


There are so many apps and tech services out there that can make life so much easier. The following are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using tech to your advantage:


  • Google Calendar: When used on your smartphone, this app can easily work as a personal assistant as long as you add things to it diligently. It will save your brain a ton of space from having to remember every detail and event. You can even use the Google Suite to combine multiple email accounts and calendars.
  • Tile: Never misplace your wallet, keys, or bag again with Tile. This tracker makes it easy to find whatever it is you’re looking for via easy-to-use location technology.
  • Key Ring: This app is the ultimate shopping companion. It stores all your loyalty cards, helps you find nearby deals, and allows you to create and store lists.
  • ScanMyPhotos: If you want your print photos ready in just a click, then send them to us to scan and digitize today!


Focus on the small things


Please note that we didn’t say to sweat the small things! Instead, focus on the little things in life that make you smile. We often cause our own stress when we obsess over big things—making more money, getting a bigger home, driving a nicer car, etc.—but an easy way to simplify our lives is to stop and appreciate the things we do have, no matter how small they may seem to be.


So, the next time you’re running errands, take a moment to enjoy a deep breath or look around at an often overlooked landscape. Shifting our focus on the small things can help you immediately simplify your life.


Get rid of clutter


We accumulate so much stuff through the course of our lives and it usually results in a lot of anxiety. Considerations like storage space, cleaning, and upkeep are always a by-product of clutter so let’s take this week to get rid of some of that extra stuff. Of course, our specialty here at ScanMyPhotos is to preserve those old print photos you might have taking up space in your attic, basement or closets, but any de-cluttering project you take on is always worth the effort.


Oh, and if you haven’t already, read Marie Kondo’s The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.


Do you have a tip or two on how to live a simpler life? Send as a tweet @ScanMyPhotos and share your tip!


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