Living on Long Island is expensive and because of that can tend to be very stressful. My husband and I live on Long Island and although we both work more than one job each, paying the bills every month can sometimes be a struggle, especially while also trying to save for our retirement. Despite the fact that we do plan to move upstate when we retire, for the time being we are here and we are doing our best to make the most of it.
In order to live a simpler, happier and healthier life here on Long Island we strive to do the following:
· Pay down debt
· Decrease monthly bills
· Put aside money for now and for our future
· Save money shopping
· Garden for food and pleasure
· Raise backyard chickens for eggs
· Use essential oils for home cleaning products, insect repellents and more
· Undertake Do-it-yourself projects and crafts in and around the home
We feel that all of these things, and more not even mentioned, help us to live a happier and healthier life, especially here on Long Island. However, we believe that they can help anyone living anywhere at any time as well.
Many things that we do to help ourselves can already be found on our website: Creatingasimplerlife.com. However, we still have so much more to learn and to try!
That’s where this blog comes in. It is intended to serve three purposes:
Creating a simpler life on Long Island is not always easy, but we are trying and we are truly happier for it!
Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!