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Welcome to Because I’m Lazy Dot Com

Hello. I’m Melissa, the typist at the keyboard behind becauseimlazy.com where I hope you’ll find lots of valuable tips for organizing your home, your work, and your life.

You’re probably wondering what’s the story with the URL. I know I would be.

No, I’m not glamorizing laziness. In fact, it’s one of the traits I abhor the most.

Because I’m lazy, I’m organized and seek the most efficient means to the end.

Several years ago, when a colleague commented on the work I was putting into a procedural analysis, “Because I’m lazy” was my response. She guffawed at the irony, but I explained that I had no desire to do the work again and I was looking for the easiest and most efficient way to pass on my knowledge to those I worked with and whoever was going to replace me. Ultimately, I was able to convey my message to the multitudes of people who needed to know by doing the work once.

When I left the conventional workforce and became a work/stay-at-home-mom, I labored to the same end. I used all the tools at my disposal to make my job, whatever it was, as easy as it could be. Oftentimes, this meant more initial work but it has saved me hours in the long run and made it possible for me to accomplish my goals.

From tracking our family’s net worth to single-handedly hauling two kids under three on a transatlantic trip (and back), I learned a lot and created some handy tools in the process.

So if you are looking for some tools to help with getting organized or doing the work once, feel free to browse my articles. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Automatically track your spending and household’s net worth with my Money Micromanager

Create tutorials using Steps Recorder and help your colleagues get it right the first time

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Ciao for now!

Melissa

 

“Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” Robert A. Heinlein

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