Welcome to Simply Organized Life! I am so glad you are here. Make your self a cup of tea and stay awhile. 

All My Best,  Carolyn

Ready for Anything?

Drawer Full of Toilet Paper It's been almost two weeks since Thanksgiving weekend. A weekend with family, food, fun and an unexpected trip to the ER. I suppose trips to the ER are never expected, especially on holiday weekends. Not to worry, we are all fine now.

This change of plans for our weekend got me thinking about why I even care about being organized in the first place. For me, it's all about how I want to feel in my home and in my life, especially when the unexpected happens. I want to feel...ready...maybe even ready for anything.

I like to be on top of things and not feel worried or distracted with the undone. I like my family to have clean clothes (something we started running out of Thanksgiving weekend) and plenty of toilet paper in the house. I like to be able to say, "yes, I know exactly where that is" and find it in a matter of minutes.

I want to enjoy my life's work. I want to live a healthy lifestyle and pay our bills on time. I want to be able to take time to spontaneously linger in conversation with friends or acquaintances.

As we approach the holiday season, the decorations in my home are still sparse. I am not as prepared as I would like. At the same time, we have clean clothes, plenty of toilet paper (see photo above), good food to eat and our health. Yes, our health!

I am not sure I am "Ready for Anything", but I am doing my best to keep up with daily life: both the planned and unplanned. Solid organizational systems are like the glue holding all the bits of our lives together; without them we are all just a sticky, scattered mess.

This holiday season, and always, I wish you good health, peace in your heart and ease as you take care of the stuff of life.

All My Best,


3 Ways to Be Ready for Anything

3 Ways to Be Ready for Anything

Living With Intention

Living With Intention