Experimenting with paperless home organization

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Experimenting with paperless home organization
Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

This bundle sale has ended, but you can still buy Mystie’s book individually from her site!

Have you made the permanent switch from paper planners, homemaking binders, and calendars to digital ones?

I have to admit – I’m not sure I’m ready to go entirely digital.

One of the things that holds me back from making a complete switch is the time needed to research the right apps and tools and figure out how to implement them.

That’s why I was excited to read the ebook Paperless Home Organization by Mystie Winckler.

I had already read a previous ebook from Mystie about organization, so I knew I would appreciate her uplifting style of writing and practical tips.

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Is it ironic that I took handwritten notes in my journal while reading her book?! (Old habits die hard.)

I have so many gadgets these days and sometimes I feel like I don’t know what they’re all completely capable of–that I’m not using them to their fullest potential.

Mystie helped me see that it’s possible to use to my tools more effectively. And her method is simple, too.

Forget about a huge list of apps to download, she just discusses 3 FREE tools that she uses for all her digital home organization. That’s it!

I appreciated that she includes step-by-step screenshots and details, showing the specifics of how to set up your accounts:

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Other advice Mystie offers:

  • the settings to use in Gmail for maximum productivity
  • how to organize Google calendar effectively
  • how to use Evernote as a filing cabinet and make the most of its search features. I was amazed to read that even scanned-in, handwritten notes are searchable! (Mystie also shares her Evernote templates for you to just copy and paste.)
  • an entire section on using Evernote for homeschooling: keeping records, booklists, scope and sequences and more

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Even though I may not go completely digital right now, Mystie’s ebook got me thinking about steps I can take to head in that direction.


If you find organization a challenge and could use a little extra help, these other resources in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle may also appeal to you:

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 3.03.59 PM“Year-round homeschooling is hard to plan without a year-round specific planner!

Inside this planner you’ll find fifty+ pages of planning sheets, grading charts, calendars and more, all designed with the year-round homeschooler specifically in mind.”

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 3.05.02 PM“This Quick Start Guide eBook, along with the daily/weekly/monthly planners, cleaning schedules, meal planners and more are all designed with you in mind.

The goal of all of these printables is not to have to learn a whole new system but simply to help you streamline your everyday tasks. If we can do it with some cheerful colors and pretty fonts – then that’s just icing on the cake!”


This bundle sale has ended, but you can still buy Mystie’s book individually from her site!

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.

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