Meal Planning, Organising, Productivity, Setting Goals, Storage, Time Management, Weekly Preparation

10 Reasons I am Organising My Life With Evernote

I have been using Evernote for a few years now. Four years to be exact. Mostly, I used it for keeping track of my Master To Do List. Occasionally I would see something on a website and store it there to read later. A list of books to read, recipes to try, TV shows to watch, podcasts to listen to, products to look at. You get the idea.

And whilst I have always loved the idea of having a portable organisation system with me, I really wasn’t putting it to good use.

But back in January, I posted about my Life Goals Vs New Years Resolutions and in this post I talked about how I wasn’t going to make resolutions, I was going to concentrate on some goals that I have set for myself.

One of these goals was to move towards digitising my life. I mean really digitising. My vision is to have next to no paperwork in the house. To be able to access everything on the fly. To be able to pull up the information that I need at the drop of a hat. And let me tell you, I am already on my way.

But today I really wanted to share with you my top 10 reasons why I am organising my life with Evernote and why I am in love with this program.

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Back To School Series Part 3 – Organising School Work – An Organised Home

Well here it is. My last instalment of the Back To School Series. And it is all about how I organise school work.

This little system of ours has been working famously for about 3 years now, and I would love to show you what we have done.

It has been so much fun sharing how both Hailey and I organise everything school related, but all good things must come to an end, so enjoy this last instalment on for our Back to School Series.

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Back to School Series Part 2 – Organising School Clutter – An Organised Home

Well, as my holiday is drawing to a close, my thoughts are slowly moving back to reality.  And while I am glad that I have put quite a few things in place for the coming year, there is still lots to be done as far as dealing wiht school clutter and back to school organisation goes.
Having a high school student definitely has its benefits. He is old enough to unpack his school bag, he knows where his school notes go, and if I can get him to put down his phone long enough, he gets through what little homework he has in a reasonable amount of time.
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Back To School Series Part 2 – How We Organise School Clutter – Organise It All

Welcome back to Part Two of the Back To School Series, which is a collaboration between myself and Hailey at Organise It All. If you missed the first two instalments, jump on back to the blog and check them out. You can find Hailey’s here and mine here.

Today Hailey is going to share with us how she organises her school clutter.

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Back To School Series – Part 1 – Our Family Organisation – An Organised Home

Where on earth did 2016 go? It is nearly time to start school again already!

I swear it still only feels like November, yet here we are in mid way through January already. Right now, while I am writing this, I am off sailing the South Pacific Islands enjoying a well earned holiday. But not before I have put a few things in place. At least then, the back to school transition will run smoothly when we return.

This post is the first of a three part series that I was asked to participate in. I would like to thank Hailey from Organise It All for asking me to take part in her back to school series. And for sharing her first step earlier this week. I really hope that these posts add some value to you.

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Back To School Series Part 1 – Our Family Command Centre – Organise It All

Late last year I received a message from Hailey at Organise It All, asking if I would like to participate in a Back to School 3 Part Series, to share how we take care of everything school related. Well, I am very excited to share the first instalment of this series from Hailey, as she details all the ins and outs of her organisation systems.

Hailey is a wife and mother to two beautiful children and she has a passion for organising, just like me. She recently started her own business and specialises in home organisation for real people and has been blogging about this for around a year.

So let me hand you over now to Hailey and her first instalment of the back to school series.

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Teaching your messy kids to become clean and tidy

Recently I was having a conversation with a work colleague about teaching messy kids to clean. She was frustrated and annoyed that no matter what she did or said, her children would just not keep their rooms tidy. She had tried using lists, and removing devices, threatening punishments and of course the go-to parent fall back, yelling. All to no avail. Which got me thinking. How do we teach our messy kids to have some respect for their belongings and take pride in their surroundings.

I know I have tried many different techniques with Zac over the years. As a younger child, I found lists were very successful. As he got a little older, rewards and praise seemed to work just fine. But as he entered his teenage years, these techniques were no longer working, and we have had to find new methods that both of us can agree on.

Below, I have put together a list of tips and techniques that may help your child towards not only a cleaner room but a space that they can call their own.

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7 Ways to Increase Productivity and Organisation

We all have the same number of hours in our day. But how is it that some people just seem to accomplish so much more with their time than others? How are they increasing their productivity and becoming more organised?

Do they have less to contend with? Not as many responsibilities? No kids to worry about?

Personally, I think it all comes down to how we use each and every one of those hours available to us. Here are 7 things that I do that have made a huge difference in my productivity and have led to a far more organised home.

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