Simpler is better

Jul 22 2015

by Carrie Peeples

simplerIf you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: simpler is better. It’s an easy concept to appreciate but not so easy to adopt. It’s in a creative person’s nature to want to improve, enhance,  or make more beautiful whatever their craft or skill is but simple IS beautiful and beauty can be functional.

For example:


Then why is it that people don’t follow through and make their lives easier by being organized? If it feels so good when it happens, why isn’t it maintained?

Being organized is a skill

 Not everyone has that skill

It has to be learned

It takes practice and an awareness of NOT being organized to create a system that works for you. A lot of people would rather work in their business, doing what they love, instead of going through a stack of papers or filing receipts appropriately or spending the time to figure out what’s not working.

I get it, we all have things that we’d rather do. While I love going through a client’s clothes to organize their closet or sorting utensils to properly set up a kitchen, I don’t LOVE tracking and filing my own receipts and expenses. However, I know it has to be done so I created a system that was so easy I couldn’t procrastinate. It is the most simple system, not terribly sophisticated, and utilizes no technology except an excel spreadsheet and an accordion file.

Is it beautiful? Well, yes, because it makes my life easier by being uncomplicated and simple to use. Its simplicity is what makes it work for me. And it gives me more time to do what I love doing: helping people create systems to make their lives easier.

What needs to be simplified in your life? Where do you need a system to make your life easier? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

If you want to learn more about how I can make your life easier by getting organized, please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. See my website and some fun before and after pictures at

Happy organizing!





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Carrie Peeples is a life saver for people who are too busy to get their homes organized. Her specialty is creating beautiful & functional organization systems that makes you feel like you’re in control again.
Through her proven process of evaluating how you function in your home and clearing clutter, she’s here to organize your home and teach you the steps to manage it on your own.

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  1. Shonda

    Thank you for sharing! Recently, I have discovered that I am a paper hoarder. I once considered myself an organized person, however, I happily enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for the past decade and OH BOY…bring on the disorganization! We are packing to move out-of-state and I just have years of paper (junk) I have collected. So, I say, “Thank you” for sharing and making me relize that I must consistently work at being organized!! 🙂

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