I initially was encouraged by my friend Kristin, who has a binder with her menu plans, and recipes etc. it was/is a great binder, and inspiring binder...I thought, I should do that, I kind of planned for it, but it got lost in the list of things I want to do, probably in one of our moves. Next, came Crystal from Moneysavingmom.com, she had often posted about home management when she was figuring out a system that would work for her. At this point, I said to myself...I have got to do this! I am totally, completely, 100% a list person. I love lists, goals, and direction...why wouldn't I do this. At that point in my life, approximately a year ago, I had just moved, had a baby, and was figuring out my "new normal" so there really wasn't a plan to my day yet. From there I got Lydia on a schedule and sleeping through the night, slipped into a rhythm with Bible Study, and then--we moved again. I got the ebook 31 Days to Clean and thought I am still unpacking big time...I can't do this now. Recently, I have been working on figuring out a system that works for me...I've been consulting Crystal's household management forms, and the home keeping schedule at the Time Warp Wife, I was sure I was ready to begin. After all...I really need to get this now...while I only have 3 littles...I can't imagine still dealing with this and trying to still figure this out when I have more.
4 Moms has been doing a series on the book Large Family Logistics and I decided that this was my excuse to buy the book. After all, we already have a larger than average family.
The Large Family Logistics discussion this week is about ordering your week...again I am confronted with my procrastination in this area of my family management. (I thought I was done with this extreme procrastination when I graduated from college.) I am really going to do it! I have a pretty binder that I got through an Eversave Deal, I am printing off a couple of forms and really working on my home management skills and I am ready to go..no more just talking about it.
This is what I plan to include in my binder:
My Homekeeping Schedule
Freezer cooking menus/plans
Recipes, the common ones
A master shopping list
Contact info, addresses, email addresses, etc.
I even plan on putting an area in of fun things to do with my kiddos, crafts, projects, outings, etc., so I can just tear a page out of a magazine or print it of the computer and have an organizational someplace for the mess.
I really do love doing these things for my family, and wouldn't have it any other way. I just need to be better at it! So, here goes nothin! Check in with me in a few weeks...I think I need a little accountability in this area! How do you manage your home?
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Blessings to you,