About Mohamed Tohami

In this blog, you'll find simple living ideas that fall midway between extreme frugality & minimalism and the hoarder’s extreme fear of deprivation. That’s where ordinary folks live and desire to enjoy more with less without being criticized, judged or lectured for not being an ‘extreme’ minimalist. Look at me as a normal person who is frustrated by the radical minimalism tips out there and has decided to document and share his midway simple living ideas and experiments with you. Click here to read more...
Author Archive | Mohamed Tohami

Do These 5 Things Each Night for a Less Stressed Morning

We’ve all been there. It’s the end of another long day, you just finished helping the kids with the last of their homework, dinner was quick and messy and there is still cleanup to do. It’s almost 8pm and your energy is spent; all you want to do is sit on the couch and close […]

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9 Tips for Simplifying Your Life and Waking Up Truly Excited to Start Your Day

Byline: Mark Tong Puzzled? Well, life’s a puzzle, that’s for sure. It’s easy to be confused as to how to fit together all that you’re supposed to do, be and have every day. And your life picture is fragmented. So many awkward pieces that just don’t connect. Despite your very best efforts you can only […]

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How Decluttering Can Make Life Easier for People with Disabilities

Decluttering is difficult at best of times. It can be physically hard work. It is emotionally draining as we detach ourselves from our possessions. It is far more difficult for elderly, hurt or disabled people. I received a letter from our follower Beth who is dealing with some particular challenges. She is trying to declutter […]

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The Recipe For Decluttering: Whatever Works For Us

Decluttering is, like simplifying life, a very personal process. It makes us deal with our past, and our future, and it is often emotional. Most of us try to learn from other people what helped them, what put them on the right path and what technique worked best for them. But, as it so often […]

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How To Conquer Fear of Giving Up Stuff on The Path Towards Simpler Life

“I might need it someday” is one of the most common answers when we are confronted with piles of useless (to others) things and advised to get rid of them. Is it the fear of being poor, of appearing wasteful, of being resourceful and planning on re-purposing, of being procrastinators, of being cheap…? There are […]

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How to Help a Hoarder to Start Decluttering and Simplifying

You are not able to get to the stove because of all the stuff around it? Bathroom so full of stuff that you cannot shower in it? Your bed is so loaded that there is no enough space for you to sleep in? If this sounds familiar, you are living with a hoarder. A hoarder […]

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Five Tips To Simplify Your Life All The Way to Financial Freedom

Have you heard the story about a group of businessmen who visited a fishing village and found a fisherman sleeping in the shade under a tree with a hat over his face? Well, they woke him up to offer him their advice on how to make more money and have more successful life. The first […]

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Nine simple tips to get motivated to declutter

When it comes to motivation, decluttering is right there with going to the dentist: you know you have to do it, but you will find any excuse to delay it, postpone it or justify not doing it at all. Coming up with motivation to clear your house after 34 years of accumulating all that stuff […]

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My Oversimplification Mistake!

Before I got married, I was living with my family in a nice apartment in Heliopolis, Cairo. After marriage, I bought a house in Mokattam, Cairo where I lived with my wife for almost 5 years. A couple of months ago, we relocated to a new house in First Settlement, New Cairo, to be close to […]

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7 Warning Signs That Your Life Is Out of Control

You are surrounded by chaos and stress, so you decided to consider simple living. But you’re worried that by simplifying your life you’re going to lose a lot of valuable things, change a lot habits and offend a lot of people. If you feel so, then here’s an important insight for you … “The opportunity lost by […]

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