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.
However, because I’m lazy, organizing is my craft. I look at a problem, whether it’s traveling with kids, getting housework done, or managing our family finances, and I try to find the most efficient way to achieve my desired end state.
Several years ago, when a colleague commented on the amount of work I was putting into a procedural analysis, I replied with “it’s because I’m lazy.” She guffawed, but I explained that I had no desire to do the work again so I was looking for the most efficient way to pass on my knowledge. Ultimately, I was able to convey my message to the multitudes of people who needed to know by doing the work once. I have long applied this method to my work.
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 feel fulfilled and accomplished in many different ways.
From tracking the full spectrum of our family’s finances to single-handedly hauling two kids under the age of three on a transatlantic round-trip, 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, feel free to browse my articles. Here are a couple of my favorites:
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Ciao for now!