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Cool Idea: Jennifer’s Method

I love seeing the innovative ways that people “get organized” in their day-to-day lives. My friend Jennifer comes up the best, by far.

Last spring we sat in Madison Square Park for a visit. Jennifer is the queen of cool ideas. She seems to always be up on the latest web trend or new mommy trend. And she emails you with relevant info and links within 24 hours.

What’s cool, she is equally into to your ideas as well. When she hears something she wants to remember, she’s got to write it down. Jennifer doesn’t use a smart phone, so she captures info in ways that work for her. Here are two of my recent favorites:

The ‘Sticky-Pad-Embedded-In-Current-Library-Book’ System

Jennifer knows she always has a library book to read with her. Because it’s a “go-to” for every day, she figures if she put her list inside it’s almost like carrying around a little desk. It works!!

We had lunch again before the New Year. Our friend Galit said, “Check out this book.” Bam! In a dash, Jennifer reached into her bag and pulled out a piece of durable paper.



The ‘Jot-A-Note-On-Durable-Paper-From-Your-Bag’ System


Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer!

Maeve Richmond is the founder and head coach of Maeve's Method, a home organization system based in New York City. She specializes in parents & kids, couples, small space solutions, space planning and decorative elements for the home. Contact her at or @MaeveRichmond.

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