Welcome to the ‘Bullet Journal for Absolute Beginners” series! In this series, you are learning the basics of bullet journaling, and more specifically, what you might need to get started. Today is the first official day of the series, where you will learn about the actual supplies you are going to need. While you might want to eventually pick up some other items, the following list provides everything you need to get started. If you are super new to bullet journaling, read here to see how bullet journaling can help you to be more organized!
This is Part 2 of our Instant Pot 101 series. You can find part 1 here.
So you did it. You clicked “buy now” on that Instant Pot on Amazon.com. Your brand new and shiny Instant Pot arrived on your front step and you excitedly brought it inside. You set it on your counter, stood back, looked at it and said,
“WHAT NOW?” What do I do with this? I don’t know how to cook with the machine! I don’t even know any Instant Pot recipes!
Many people out there stop at that very step. The act of opening that box and plugging in the Instant Pot is so daunting, they leave it in the box and walk away for days, weeks, or even months. I’m here to tell you though—OPEN THAT BOX! Get started now, because you are going to fall in love with this appliance!
Let’s talk about clutter. More specifically let’s talk about the psychology of clutter, what causes it, what makes it so hard to declutter, and what all that extra “stuff” in our lives does to our brains and our wellbeing.
Clutter is a hot topic and for good reason. We have more stuff than ever before.
Our houses are bigger, our closets are bigger (except mine–mine are still 1958 sized!); yet every closet, the spare bedroom, and the garage is full of stuff. There is an entire industry that’s grown up around helping us deal with our clutter from stores that sell organizing solutions, to organizing and decluttering consultants, and even storage units that allow us to keep even more stuff we don’t have room for.
I remember when my mom got our first microwave. It was a revolutionary kitchen appliance that promised full meals in minutes- everything from a popcorn snack to a turkey dinner with chocolate cake for dessert. It promised mothers everywhere that their days of slaving away in the kitchen were over. (Granted, those cakes didn’t turn out that great. But, still! You didn’t have to turn on the oven!)
Why am I thinking about revolutionary kitchen appliances? Because we now have one for OUR generation. Forget the Keurig with coffee at the touch of a button. (Wait, don’t forget about that, God bless coffee.) Ninja blenders that make everything known to man into a smoothie? Meh. Let’s talk about the big one. The one EVERYONE is talking about:
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