Simple Life Together

Simple Life Together

A few weeks ago, I was wandering around my kids’ schoolyard at 6:30 in the morning picking up sticks[1]. I thought to myself, “Thank goodness Dan and Vanessa are keeping me company so I don’t feel like such a crazy person.”

I was listening to the Simple Life Together podcast, and I realized then that I haven’t given it the shout-out that it truly deserves.

Simple Life Together is a weekly[2] podcast by husband and wife team Dan and Vanessa Hayes that, well, I’ll let them describe it:

So, we hope you join us on our journey toward a simple life in the modern world. Listen to the podcast as we share how we try to simplify day to day tasks, organize our lives, edit our possessions and evaluate our priorities. Maybe you’ll discover for yourself what really matters most in your life. If nothing else, you’ll certainly have a laugh or two as we share our experiences, offer some simplifying tactics & strategies, and talk with others who are also on the road to a simple life together.

The way the episodes tend to work is that Vanessa (a Professional Organizer) has a topic that is often, but not always, organization related, and Dan (a… professional geek?) has a topic that is – I don’t really know how to describe his topics other than technology meets lifehacks meets Air Force experience. They also have a “things” segment where they each share a tip or a tool.

They also occasionally have guests on, including the questionable decision to have me as their first guest way back in Episode 6. Don’t hold that against them.

By the way, on a totally unrelated note, check out this completely bananas office that Dan designed and built for them.

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and every time I listen to Simple Life Together I always have a smile on my face and end up with actionable tips at the end. I know from my e-mail that a lot of DocumentSnap readers are SLT fans, but if you haven’t checked it out yet, I encourage you to give it a listen.

You can see visit the main page here, or subscribe in iTunes.

Disclosure: I have met Dan and Vanessa multiple times, and every time I hang out with Dan we inevitably are enjoying an adult beverage. I have also enjoyed a Sazerac and a very questionable Old Fashioned with Vanessa in New Orleans.

  1. Long story.  ↩

  2. Well, except for this week. Slackers.  ↩

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Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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