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

Simple Systems: Portable Command Central

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Basically, the premise of the 31 Days meme 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 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 energy. Decision-making is exhausting and implementing a system means … Read More

Simple Systems: Kids’ Pay Day Binder

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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. Do you pay your kids for their chores or give them a weekly allowance? It’s so hard to be consistent with pay day! Organizing the weekly allowance process is essential to make … Read More

Simple Systems: Command Central Clipboard

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With my daily tasks limited to the top most important, how to I keep track of the other routine things that need to happen in a week? With my clipboard! 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 … Read More

Simple Systems: Daily Index Card

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An index card will help you keep your daily to-do list short. After years of trying numerous methods and papers for my daily list and never really being happy with them, I’ve finally landed on a way that has stuck, that helps by its very nature, and that I’m happy to share with anyone who will listen. I keep my list on a simple index card. I write a large capital I to make columns and rows. The top row … Read More

Simple Systems: Command Center

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Basically, the premise of the 31 Days meme 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 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 energy. Decision-making is exhausting and implementing a system means … Read More

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