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Welcome to Day 1 of my 5 Days of Using Technology to Mange Your Home Series! Before I jump into specific ways to use technology to managing your home, I want to spend today giving you reasons why you should use technology and how to choose technology to manage your home.
Why use technology to manage your home?
Technology can make things faster and easier, but technology can also be a time waster. My personal philosophy is that we should be using technology to simplify our lives, not complicate them. Learn some Getting Things Done techniques and practice inbox zero. You're in control, not the computer!
How to choose technology to manage your home?
I can't possibly tell you every program or system that's out there on the market for free or to purchase. My goal with this series is to share some of my personal favorites for particular areas of managing my home and life. Ask your friends what they like and recommend. Know someone who seems to have a certain area of their household under control? Ask them about their method and system.
Here are some of my criteria for choosing technology to manage your home:
- Is it free or worth the price?
- Is it easy to set up?
- Is is simple to use?
- Are there tutorials available? Video or text?
Do you have a favorite software or system for managing your home? Need help choosing technology to manage your home? Leave a comment!
Continue on to Day 2 of Using Technology to Manage Your Home.
Please be sure to visit all 21 moms who have banded together to bring your the 5 days of of mothering and homemaking series:
- Christy at One Fun Mom – 5 Days of Fun Summer Planning (with printables)
- Jodi at Granola Mom 4 God – 5 Days of Using the Vitamix
- Lauren at Serving From Home – 5 Days to a Healthier Pregnancy
- Anne at Quick & Easy, Cheap & Healthy – 5 Days with Whole Wheat Flour
- Sarah at Sidetracked Sarah – 5 Days of Summer Activities with Children
- Amanda at The Pelsers – 5 Days of Using Technology to Manage Your Home
- Jeri Lynn at Alabaster Box – 5 Days of Incorporating Inspiration into Your Routine
- Trillia at Woman of God Magazine – 5 Days of Saying No
- Kasey at These Five of Mine Plus Two – 5 Days of Getting Organized
- Leigh Ann at Intentional by Grace – 5 Days of 20 Minute Meals
- Chelsey at Joy Reflected – 5 Days of Essential Oils for Mama's, Babies and Children
- Eileen at Edward's Granddaughter – 5 Days to Better Communication
- Kelli at Lady of the Barn – 5 Days of Using Your Grain Mill
- Kelli at Adventurez in Child Rearing – 5 Days of Exploring God's Creation
- Christin at Joyful Mothering – 5 Days of How to Clean House (and involve your children)
- Mary at The Encouraging Home – 5 Days of Using Essential Oils
- Honey at Sunflower Schoolhouse – 5 Days of Organizing Your Homeschool
- Kim at Not Consumed – 5 Days of Husbandless Homemaking
- Nicole at Faith in the Small Things – 5 Days of Virtue Training
- Laurie at Our Abundant Blessings – 5 Days of Children's Birthday Party Ideas
- Stephanie at BowMania – 5 Days of Blessing Your Husband
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