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

31 Days of Simple Home Systems: What is Simple?

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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 … 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

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