Occam’s Razor states that when confronted with a problem that has competing solutions the solution that makes least assumptions is probably correct.
Basically, the simplest solution is usually the right solution.
I have found this concept quite helpful over the years. Whether it is a decision made at home or in my company, the simplest, cleanest solution is usually the one that turns out to be the best choice.
Next time you are confronted with a problem and can’t decide which way to go, try applying Occam’s Razor and simplify your life.