I bring y’all a lot of reviews, but this Paperless Home Organization review is probably one of the best bargains I’ve ever shared. I’ve written before about my mom binder, school planning, the paper planner I got earlier this year that I just love, and other such posts that have probably given you the correct idea that I love organizing stuff!
In Paperless Home Organization, author Mystie Winckler shows you how to set up an efficient, paperless organization system based on your home computer and with access across all your wireless devices.
Y’all, I’m not even kidding when I tell you that some of this stuff made me absolutely giddy.
Web-Based Applications for Paperless Home Organization
This review is a little difficult to write in that I can’t gush about the specific applications involved because then y’all might think you could just go, download them all, and do it yourself without reading Mystie’s book. And, then, she’d be all, “Um, thanks for writing a review that made everybody think they didn’t need my book, Kris.”
The fact is, even if you already use some or all of the applications that Mystie uses as the basis for her organizational system, I’m betting that almost all of you will pick up tips or shortcuts that you didn’t know that will make them more effective for you than they are currently.
The tips in Paperless Home Organization led me to completely overhaul my email system and has given me freedom that I never had before when I need to respond from email away from home. With my email client, I could receive email when I was away from home, but I couldn’t send them (except when I was at Chick-Fil-A. Yes, really.). With one of the tips from Paperless Home Organization, I can now send and receive email from all three of my accounts wherever I am.
Honestly, I think Paperless Home Organization is under-priced at just $3.99. A worker deserves her wages and Mystie has put together an amazing system that I am loving.
She uses three, free, web-based applications (two of them have a paid option, but everything she does can be done with the free version) to manage:
- family activities
- blogging calendar
- filing and managing receipts, bills, warranty information and more
- meal planning
- homeschool planning
Basically, anything you would put in a physical home management binder, write on your calendar, or file in your filing cabinet, Mystie shows you how to organize digitally. Paperless Home Organization shows you how to save time and space while also making everything easily accessible, whether you’re on your computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
Setting Up a Digital Planner
While Paperless Home Organization gives readers step-by-step instructions for setting up a full home management binder, I’m more of a simple planner type. I do have a recipe binder that could go digital, but I usually prefer a physical recipe when I’m in the kitchen. (That may change if I ever get a tablet.)
That being said, I’ve found that I function much better when I have a planner with a calendar to write out what’s due when and space for a to-do list. Paperless Home Organization gives me all that – on my computer and my phone! It’s better than my paper planner because I always have my phone handy, even when I don’t have my paper planner or am away from my laptop. With mobile apps for each of the three web-based applications, I can add ideas, appointments, and to-do’s whenever I need to.
Following the step-by-step instructions, I was easily able to move everything – including my daily to-do lists – from my paper planner to my digital planner. I now have my blogging calendar, family appointments and activities, birthdays (with reminders so I don’t forget to send cards), and social media management commitments available on both my laptop and my phone.
The great thing is, Mystie shows readers how to set everything up in a manageable way. So, I can have my to-do list and reminders without constantly being bombarded with emails.
Because everything is laid out for me with the curriculum we use, I haven’t really needed a homeschool binder for the last year and a half. However, those who piece together their own curriculum or have to turn in portfolios to meet their state’s homeschooling requirements are probably going to love Mystie’s tips for creating a digital homeschool binder.
Whether you need a full-scale home management system or just a basic planner-and-to-do-list system, I feel confident in saying that you will pick up some tips you can use from Paperless Home Organization, if not overhaul your entire current system.
Check out Paperless Home Organization. Wouldn’t it be nice to start off your school year with an easy-to-use organization system in place?
I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I also received monetary compensation for the time invested in writing the review and administering the giveaway. The opinions expressed are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details.