October is the month for Nester’s 31 Days series! I always love participating. It’s a lot of fun to write an extended series like this with lots of small pieces all strung together in a short amount of time.
This year’s series is Simple Systems: 31 Small Ways to Reduce Decision Fatigue.
Finding many small changes you can make to simplify average days at home will add up to significantly more calmness and drastically less stress. I think you’ll be surprised if you also try making similar little tweaks that reduce the load of decision making in the day to day.
Simple Home System: Command Clipboard
My clipboard holds my picture of and priorities for my week.
Yes, yes, I was the one who wrote the book on Paperless Home Organization and how to do it. However, sometimes a glance at a physical list is a lot smarter than having an excuse to swipe and check a list on my iPod. So I started keeping my essential reference checklists on a clipboard and it’s been working marvelously.
Pieces of this system
- Clipboard, painted with acrylic paint & covered with mod podge
- Weekly evaluation sheet (template & instructions for customizing are in Simplified Organization )
- Homeschool weekly overview
- Interval plan goals
So my prettified clipboard holds my weekly overview sheet and my index card to-do list, as well as my weekly homeschool checklist, and I can refer to it throughout the day as needed and at a glance. A clipboard is portable, flexible, and means my pages always have a hard surface for writing.
Make This System Useful For You
As part of the Simplified Organization Course, I created a video where I show-and-tell my clipboard and index card to-do list. I’ll share it here with you so you can get a real idea of how this works and how you might tweak it for your own situation.