Archie & Oliver, January 2013
Organizing the Nest Survey, Part 2: Food for the Family

Organizing the Nest Survey, Part 1 ~ Plus 2 Giveaways!

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Good Friday morning, my friends! I hope this week's been kind to you. :)

So I've been working on all my planning stuff, trying to pare down the number of "tools" I use to run my life/home/family, etc., and in so doing, I have been questioning just how I keep track of each of those plates I have spinning in the air. 

(I'm sure you know the kind of "plates" I mean: housekeeping, family meals, budgeting, home education, calendar-keeping, faith formation, celebrating seasons, overall health & happiness, ETC.)

So I thought a little research might be helpful - I'm always nosy curious about, and often inspired by, your own thoughts and methods, so I thought I'd turn to my readers!

At first I had this huge post filled with all my questions but I know your time is precious, and I don't want to overwhelm you (or myself!) ... so instead I'll break this all down into a series of 10 or so posts (each post focusing on one of those plates). And at the end of it all, I will enter everyone who commented in a giveaway to win one of two things.

Either ...

Book of Organization

Where Women Create Book of Organization: The Art of Creating Order

or

Where women create book

Where Women Create: Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women

Both of these books are filled with photos of women's studios and workspaces - lots of organizational eye candy! I've had them for some time and would like to pass them on to someone else to enjoy. Each time you comment your name will be entered in the giveaway, and the two winners will be announced on February 1st!

OK, so let's get started! My questions for you today are about writing down "to-do's."

1. Where do you write down what you have to do "today?"

(Example: return a call, make a deposit, pick up dry cleaning)

&

2. Where do you write down things you have to do "someday?"

(Example - book a trip, call the realtor, get an oil change, research a purchase)

(And how do you manage those lists - how often do you update them?)

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Now, have we talked about all this before? Well, yes, I'm sure we have once or twice. ;) But I know many of you are "organization" nuts like me and love to revisit the same issues again (and perhaps again). I think your comments will really help me with my current project and I hope they'll be helpful to others as well ...

So if you have thoughts to share, and the time to share them, please leave a comment below! Thanks so much for your help ~ I really look forward to hearing from you!

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