Buy it for life tips

Get a Toy Box

Invest in strategic toy storage that keeps legos off the floor and stuffed animals out of the living room. Get a toy box and fill it. Eliminate whatever extra toys don’t fit in the toy box. Each time your child gets a new toy, have them choose an old toy to donate.

Toys, Toys, Toys

Get rid of any toys that the kids don’t play with weekly. Donate or sell anything that is no longer age-appropriate. Set a limit for the number of stuffed animals allowed in your household. Stick to it. If your kids are old enough, let them feel like part of the process by helping you choose items to donate that will make another child happy.

Other Expired Products

This tip also applies to expired items like makeup, medicine, and other self-care products. Do you have a massive tub of facial foundation containing items that date back to your high school prom? You can probably afford to part with some of these things.

Donate Unwanted Food That is Still Fresh

If you have canned goods that have not expired, donate them to others in need via your food bank, soup kitchen, or other local outlets.

Use Storage Containers

Storage containers come in all shapes and sizes, and are great for keeping things out of the way. Perhaps you need a place to keep your summer clothes during the winter, or a compact system for holiday decorations. Don’t keep tons of storage containers – remember, the goal is to simplify and keep a minimal amount of things – but storage containers can help you find a home for things you do need, that won’t interfere with your everyday routines.

Where to Buy Furniture

I’m sure this list will grow but a few places I recommended in the video.

  • Trompe
  • Loft & Aria
  • Mudhoney
  • Fancy Decor
  • Apple Fall
  • Hive
  • Contraption
  • Fourth Wall
  • Pilot
  • Bazar
  • Architect

Where to Buy Houses

This is also another never-ending list.  You can find a lot of stores on marketplace so I recommend shopping around for exactly what you want but here are a few I like.

  • Felgo
  • Trompe
  • Onsu
  • Diamandis
  • Compulsion

Design & Decorating Services

If you want to find a decorator, I recommend shopping around. Find someone who is going to actually listen to your vision, understand what you enjoy in Second Life and have photos and examples for you to see! I use Facebook groups to find people.  Here is one that seems helpful.  Another option is to search blogs for inspiration.  A lot of bloggers list all the items used in their posts and you can shop around!  Here is the Flickr group I use to find decor bloggers.

Gestures to go back and forward

Instead of using buttons, you can use edge-swipe gestures to navigate between webpages. Swipe from the left edge to go back one page and swipe from the right edge to go forward. These gestures are very useful in full screen mode, since you don’t have the buttons immediately available.

Go back to the top

Tap just above the top of the smart search field to go to the top of the page, so you don’t have to spend time swiping down.