October Organizing Progress Report

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If you’ve been trying to get organized with the Simplified Organization Course, I’d love to hear what you’ve been working on specifically this month and where you’ve seen progress. My own progress This month I gave my kitchen a much-needed cleaning out. Things have gotten pretty bad when you use a hand-vac to clean out drawers. cough But the best way to organize a shelf or drawer or cupboard is to empty it completely and then put things back the … Read More

Simple Systems: Library Routine

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I’ve had times with a library system and times without. Guess what? The times I don’t follow my library routine are the times I rack up the fines. A system can prevent accumulating small debts in library fines – if you follow them. 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 … Read More

Simple Systems: Organizing Reusable Grocery Bags

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I like to use reusable bags, but it can be challenging to remember them. Here’s how I make it easier to get them into the car and with us in the store. Basically, the premise of the 31 Days challenge is to make a list of 31 things and then write a short post on each one for a month. I love lists, so I can’t resist. So this month, my topic is Simple Systems: 31 Small Ways to Simplify … Read More

Simple Systems: Our “before we leave the house” list

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Getting a carload of children out the door to appointments or activities can be stressful. Here’s how I’ve made it easier. During the month of October, I’m participating in The Nester’s 31 Days link-up. 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. Delegate responsibilities to get … Read More

Simple Systems: How to Make a Grocery List

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We know heading to the grocery store without a list or a plan is a recipe for overspending, but how can we make the process of making that grocery list less daunting and more simple? During the month of October, I’m participating in The Nester’s 31 Days meme, writing about 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 … Read More

Simple Systems: Where do kids’ jackets go?

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Last winter we had a kid-coat disaster on our hands seemingly all the time. The coats would be strewn over the floor and all over the house, and there was always a mad hunt for everyone’s coat whenever they wanted to go play outside or when we needed to leave the house. We needed a system. I think as stay-at-home moms we often don’t even realize just how many draws there are on our energy, even our mental energy. Decision-making … Read More

Simple Systems: A coat closet the kids can use

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Kids’ hats and gloves all over the floor and never handy when they’re needed? They need a home. Today is one more simple system in October’s series, Simple Systems: 31 Small Ways to Reduce Decision Fatigue. Setting up simple systems will make life run more smoothly. It might even help things get done and put in their homes. That’s the goal anyway. Simple Home System: Coat closet storage for kids Drawers in the coat closet keep kids’ stuff corralled but … Read More

Simple Systems: A Minimalist Purse

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My purse-keeping situation needed serious attention. I was happy to add this system to my series this month so that I would be forced to put into practice some ideas that have been rattling around in my head for awhile. Yes, all month the topic here at Simplified Organization is Simple Systems: 31 Small Ways to Simplify Life. I think as stay-at-home moms we often don’t even realize just how many draws there are on our energy, even our mental … Read More

Simple Systems: Bags, ready-to-go

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Today on Simplified Organization: One easy way to make getting out the door less stressful, easier, and quicker. One topic every single day in October. Fun stuff. This year’s series is Simple Systems: 31 Small Ways to Reduce Decision Fatigue. Setting up simple systems will make life run more smoothly. It might even help things get done and put in their homes. That’s the goal anyway. Simple Home System: Keeping bags packed and ready to go Keeping separate bags already … Read More

Simple Systems: Launchpad

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Is getting out the door as crazy at your house as it often is at mine? Here’s a trick I discovered years ago that helps reduce the time it can take to leave the house with all the children and all that you need. This month’s daily series is Simple Systems: 31 Small Ways to Reduce Decision Fatigue, and today I’ll share one of my favorite organization spaces. Setting up simple systems will make life run more smoothly. It might … Read More

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