Simple Living Works!

YES! Magazine’s 7 Ways to UnStuff

Posted on: January 14, 2014

story-of-SOLUTIONS-300x300Recommended Reading: 

The Human Cost of Stuff

Too Much Stuff in Your Life?

7 Ways to Turn it Around

From sharing to repairing, the inspiration you need to lighten your load.

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Besides its famous short videos, Story of Stuff Project also offers Blogs, Podcasts and Teaching Tools.

Most recent video: Story of Solutions


The Good Stuff features interviews with changemakers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and folks just like you who are growing Solutions in their communities.

Teaching Tools

Whether you’re a teacher, a faith leader, or just somebody who is interested in learning more about how we make, use, and throw away Stuff, we offer a diverse set of curricula and resources for all ages.


Our latest take on what’s happening in the world of Stuff — what’s good, what’s not so good, and what people just like you are doing to grow Solutions in their communities.

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What’s Now with SLW!

  • Living More with Less UPDATED – Jan. 1 Podcast – Interview with the editor of the 30th Anniversary Edition of this seminal book for modern faith-based voluntary simplicity. MennoMedia BLOG about SLW! Podcast
  • New Year, New Daily Inspiration: free Simpler Living Alternative Daily Calendar – Jan. 1 Blog
  • 40th Anniversary: Non-Sentimental Journey We celebrated Alternatives’ 40 years of service in modest, curious ways, such as 2003: A Dome OdysseyReader Comment: (addressed to Pete, producer of most of Alternatives’ Iowa electronic resources): Watched the dome odyssey off of the Simple Living Works website. I laughed until I cried. That video is the funniest movie I’ve ever seen. You are so talented! — Elysha

What’s Coming

  • Let’s Get Ready for a Simple, More Meaningful Lent & Easter – Jan. 15 SLW! Podcast
  • Social Media Supplement to Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists Shy or Bold – Feb. 1 SLW! Podcast

What’s Happened

  • Explaining Santa to My Granddaughter – Reader Comment: Great job! I laughed out loud. The story you told about talking to her about Santa was CLASSIC! –E.R.I., Flagstaff, AZ

What Others Are Doing

More Resources

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at or at (then click window #3). Listen through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through or your favorite podcast service.

Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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GRAPHIC: Story of Stuff Project

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

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