In view of the articles I'm writing and books on simplicity and organizing I'm reading, I was wondering what ways others have for simplifying and organizing. I'll be first.

One of my all-time, best favorite is making a menu plan and grocery list for the week. I actually did it for a month a few times too. It's my lifesaver. I jot down what we'll have for dinner (supper here in the South), including leftovers and eating out, every night of the week, and then I write down what food I'll need.

I can wake up some mornings in a total fog and stumble to the frig and look at my week's menu to see if I have to thaw anything out or put something in the crock pot. My friends say I'm "anal," but I can't live any other way. I guess I really am anal. smirk