Since I went back to work 10 years ago, my housework has suffered. It’s just harder to have the time and energy to keep a clean, organized home when you spend most of your day outside of the house. One of my goals this year is to get my house in order, so I have done some digging around the internet and found some great ideas.
The first thing I am doing is setting up a Household Notebook. This will be my go-to for everything. I found a great organizing site called Organized Home that shows you how to set up a Household Notebook to keep you organized. It gives very detailed instructions on setting one up and even has free printables for things such as Menu Planning, Grocery Lists, Daily To-Do Lists, etc… Also, the site Life Your Way has some great printables for a Household Notebook. Here is a few things I purchased to get me started.
I purchased a large binder, 3-hole punched folders with pockets, sheet protectors, business card pages, tab dividers, and stick on tab labels. I also bought a 3 hole punch for all the printables, in case I didn’t want to put them in the sheet protectors.
I confess I haven’t completely finished my notebook, but here is what it looks like so far. I’ve set up tabs and printed out the Printables that I wanted to use. I took pictures of a few for you to see.
I haven’t filled anything out yet…obviously, but I am slowly but surely getting organized. It WILL happen, I assure you!
So how do you keep your home organized? What is the best thing you do to keep on top of all your chores?
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