What is simple? Why is it a good thing?

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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. Let’s dig into what simple means and how to get it. How stressed are we? How can we eliminate stress and also learn better responses to stressful situations? What is simple, … Read More

31 Days of Simple Home Systems: What is a System?

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During the month of October, I’m participating in The Nester’s 31 Days meme. I think it’s fun, and I always find some great new blogs and ideas from browsing the linkups entries. This year’s series is Simple Systems: 31 Small Ways to Simplify Life. From containing projects and other things to creating formulas for getting dressed and folding laundry, I’ll be sharing small, simple ways I reduce decision fatigue in my life at home. A system is a way of … Read More

Tips for a Better Brain Dump

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A complete and thorough brain dump is an integral part of both the Simplified Organization Self-Paced Course, and Work the Plan. Lately I’ve had a lot of people ask questions about it, so I thought I’d answer those questions together in a short video. Starting a brain dump list is the best strategy for combating the feelings of overwhelm and chaotic thoughts. It’s a quick get it out of your head and onto paper trick, not a structured list. When … Read More

Review Required: Weekly

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Regular review is the absolute key to maintaining a sense of organization. You have to look at your lists to make them happen, and that looking over is called a review. We’ve already discussed a morning review and an evening review, but the weekly review is where the magic starts happening. It is a little more involved than the daily reviews, and stuff happens during this time, whereas the daily and evening reviews are really just list-making and list-looking. What … Read More

Tour the Inside of Simplified Organization eCourse!

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I am so excited about how this course has turned out and about the great feedback I’m getting from participates. There are currently over 100 users getting life in hand with this course. The blossoming G+ group and the resources that are available in this course are additional resources that are really going to help this information stick and become motivation in your life. Cease endlessly striving for what you would like to do and learn to love what must … Read More

How Simplified Organization Will Help You

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About a year ago I started writing an ebook that I thought would simply be an expanded and improved GTD for Homemakers. The more I got into it, the more I thought an ebook really wasn’t the best way to present the material. How many ebooks do I have just sitting on my hard drive? eBooks inspire, but they aren’t handy when you want one specific piece of information or encouragement from them. After talking it over with my husband, … Read More

5 Days, 5 Essentials: 5 Ways to Stay Healthy

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Our health is an essential component of our productivity and organization. This week I’ll be sharing 5 lists of 5 small baby steps you can make to up your game this school year and start off on the right foot. When it comes to the affect on the family, the state of the house is much less important than the state of the mother. We must take care of our health if we want to be of service to others. … Read More

5 Days, 5 Essentials: 5 Ways to Keep a Clean House

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This week I’ll be sharing 5 lists of 5 baby steps – small wins – you can make to improve your upcoming school year and start off on the right foot. I don’t know how many lists I’ve made over the years about cleaning routines. I think I’ve tried all the plans out there. Trying them all (and never sticking with any of them) taught me over the years what they all had in common and what I needed to … Read More

Dread the end of summer?

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It’s the Monday of a new month. A fresh week in a fresh month! For many of us, August is a month of either beginning school or getting ready to begin school. It is a month of both vacation and of returning to regular routine. It is, therefore, a month of tension and conflict between these two parts of our lives: summer break & workaday life. If you’re torn between these two, or are mourning to see the season of … Read More

Review Required: Evening

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The habit of an evening review wraps up your day and brings peace. We often spend a lot of upfront time making a plan, getting it just right, getting the ready for it. And then, when the time comes to put it into place we start strong but quickly fizzle out. It’s easy to think that the problem was a bad plan. But often it’s bad habits, not bad planning. If we want to consistently work our plans, we have … Read More

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