Introducing Life Simplified, about finding the balance between owning stuff and living life

I was probably 10 when my brother nicknamed me the “White Tornado”. When he needed help finding the floor in his bedroom, I would hear “Sis, can you help me clean my room?” As the younger sister, I relished the opportunity to be in charge. Even then, this was my strong suit and we both knew it.

What we didn’t know is where this would lead. I want people to love where they live and I have spent a better part of the past 14 years in business doing just that. I want people to be able to relax and recharge, in their tidy, clean, inviting space. It helps make us happy if we love where we live, and happy people make the world a better place.

Finding the balance between owning stuff and living life is where I spend a fair amount of time. I like stuff too, but I like people more. (And if pressed, I will say that my accordion is an exception to this rule. His name is Tommy and I adore him. But that’s a story for another time. )

Bettina M Blanchard

Bettina M Blanchard

The reality is the more we have stuff, the less we have time. The numbers don’t lie. The obvious cost is when we make a purchase. Hidden is the cost of ownership. Every single thing takes up space and needs a place where we can find it again. It may also require some amount of maintenance.

Each week for several years now, I haven written a newsletter for people who share my fascination with space and stuff, homes and houses, cleaning and painting. I know, call me crazy, it’s one of my passions! But I do have others, and they are the fun places I go, people I see, and things I do when I’m not spending my time managing my stuff.

Memories are not made by things we have, they are made by how we live.
I hope you’ll join us on the journey of enjoying Life Simplified, a weekly blog where our passions and people come first.

Bettina Blanchard

About Bettina Blanchard

It’s not what we have, it’s what we do that makes life fun. Professional organizer, business owner, radio show host, accordion player, I love to live and write about finding the balance between having and doing.