Organizing a household

So we’ve been trying hard for the last year to get our house decluttered and more organized and I must say (I haven’t thought this for the longest time) but we’re making progress. It’s a very slow and painfull one you see it’s going way to slow for my taste… But even with baby steps we will get there one day.

One of the things that helped us get on track this last year was a menu planner. After using it this past year and me switching to low carb food the planner just wasn’t working as it could so we adapted it, made a dry erase version by putting it in a frame and there you have it our menu planner 2.0. If anyone’s interested I can email it to you so you can adapt to suit it to your lifestyle.

We also made a home management binder ( I was so inspired with the ones I saw on pinterest) in which every bit of info we could need that is at our fingertips (which would normaly be everywhere and nowhere) . Things like emergency contact numbers, finance info, insurance refund forms, stamps, id & library cards, discount coupons, school information, fave take out menu’s, adres list etc.

We also made a new calendar for 2012 ourselves. The family planner that we usually bought changed in format and we didn’t like it one bit. We couldn’t find one that was similar or if it was that fitted our budget (purchase and shipping costs 🙁 were too much) so again we made one ourselves. It’s based on this calendar below (i will show our version as soon as we’ve assembled it) and if you’re interested I can email it to you, again so you can adapt it to suit your lifestyle and family names.

And instead of buying the boys a weekly planner, they will be getting a dry erase version (still in concept) with their chores on it so they can check them off and re-use it the next week. Less paper 🙂 Will share when they are done.

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