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Good housekeeping

From a minimalist/monetary independence extremist perspective atypical books on good housekeeping (in case it is advisable to study it from a e-book 😉 ) simply received’t reduce it. Really on the subject of monetary independence, info focused at “normals” is regularly ineffective(*). Therefore, one should look elsewhere. I get my inspiration, not from run of the mill cash administration books, however from books on system idea, biology, primitive (neolithic) residing, warfare, philosophy, expeditions, … (for investments, I take advantage of no matter the professionals use).

(*) I nonetheless have enjoyable taking to the rep when monetary service firms name me making an attempt to promote me their diversified asset allocation plans as in the event that they by some means found the holy grail.

One such e-book is Good Boatkeeping by Zora Aiken. On a ship water, gasoline (for cooking), and storage are at a premium. Subsequently their use have to be optimized. On land these value cash. If they’re optimized on land as nicely, there’s cash to be saved. The e-book (warning: I received an older one than the one within the hyperlink) has an enormous record of bullet factors with suggestions. Subsequently am I not going to record all of them. Suffice to say I’m amazed of the variety of issues we retailer in our fridge that don’t actually have to be saved within the fridge given some preparation (cheese, eggs, lettuce, …). This implies a smaller fridge and thus decrease operating prices. I’m fairly previous by now (ha!) and I do keep in mind fridges getting progressively bigger and bigger in my lifetime.

There are different tips on easy methods to keep away from bugs when the home windows are open as a consequence of lack of A/C (A/C is evil!). One methodology suggests getting a gecko, however warns that it received’t work when you’ve got a cat or a canine lest you begin your individual personal meals chain. There are additionally recommendations on easy methods to maintain kids entertained (gainfully employed?) given the dearth of TV (TVs are evil!). Tips on how to do laundry (clotheslines and rainwater), and so forth.

This e-book is a keeper, so I’m placing it on my wishlist on (I received it from the library).

And nearly 2 years later, paperbackswap got here by.

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