Good morning! A few weeks ago, I whined mentioned that my email was out of control and my computer was a messed up jumble of inefficient digital chaos. Sarah suggested that I needed a system. Specifically, she encouraged me to look at Paperless Home Organization. And there, I met Mystie Winckler. Now, I want you to meet her, too.
My guest this morning is Mystie Winckler. Mystie is the oldest of seven children, homeschooled from birth through high school, now married for twelve years with five children of her own – ages 10 years to 8 months – whom she homeschools.
She is the author of Simplified Dinner and Paperless Home Organization, two ingenious publications crammed with tips and systems we all could use. Here's my Saturday morning breakfast chat with Mystie. Please join us (there are some goodies for you at the end)!
Organization is being prepared, knowing where things belong, having clear working spaces, and knowing what needs to be done. It is not having color-coded, cutesy bins in all your closets. It is not necessarily pinterest-perfect. Organization means your stuff and your house is ready to use, not that it always looks ordered and impressive. Don't be discouraged if it gets used. Using the stuff and the house is the point, not keeping it constantly just-so.
Gosh, I like Mystie! The italics above are mine, because I think what she said is brilliant and I want it to stand out in my very visual brain.
Now, it's your turn. Leave a comment below and tell me your best organization tip or ask your most pressing organizational question. Comments enter you to win one of two copies of Simplified Dinner (there's a gluten free, dairy free version, too) or one of three copies of Paperless Home Organization. I promise to ponder your questions and Mystie will be back here early next week to chime in, too. And of course, if you can answer someone else's question, we're all the better for it, so please do!
Both eBooks at Mystie's site 30% off for readers here. Just use the code heartofmyhome.
The winner is Patty, who said,
If your children leave something out (food, dirty dish, the lid for the empty container they just threw away) make them come back and put it away even if it would be easier for you to do it. One day they will realize it will be easier for them to just do it now instead of have mom interrupt them later.