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30 Days – Day 30: Complete!

30 Mar

And we’re done! It’s been an amazing 30 days covering everything in the house and getting things under control! A special thank you to Tracey Roberts over at Moms in a Blog for creating this guide to get us through the organization challenge that is our homes!

It’s been a great run! See you soon guys! 🙂

Turn to page 33, the final page! Doesn’t it feel great?

If you’d like to join me on my 30 Day Challenge, pick up a copy of 30 Days to an Organized Home.

P.S. This ebook contains loads of extras such as cleaning checklists and pages for your family binder, which we create on Day 10!

30 Days – Day 29: Home Insurance

29 Mar

I’d personally add this into my same home management binder for ease of access as it’ll be one contained file of everything you need to know!

Turn to page 32 so we can complete the home management binder!

If you’d like to join me on my 30 Day Challenge, pick up a copy of 30 Days to an Organized Home.

P.S. This ebook contains loads of extras such as cleaning checklists and pages for your family binder, which we create on Day 10!

30 Days to an Organized Home – details coming soon!

17 Feb

Sorry I’ve been missing in action but I’ve gotten caught up in the mess that is carnival. Really it’s because I LOVE everything carnival! (I feel I gonna play yes!)

I will write up the details of the 30 Days to an Organized Home giveaway by Sunday at latest so that everyone can start entering for a chance!

Don’t forget we’re going through each room of our house in a 30 Days to an Organized Home Challenge where we will have you living in organizational heaven and happiness once complete!

For those of you interested in purchasing a copy head on over to Moms in a Blog to purchase your copy now!

Chores Chart

16 Dec

Taking a break from Christmas inspired just for a few to post a great idea I found while searching the internet! Thought this was great for all of us since we can start implementing with the kids, and who says it can’t be used for the Dad’s too! 😉

I can’t say I have anything of the sort implemented in the house, but I’ve considered it many many times! I’ve been searching the internet for one that I really liked and for once I can tell you I actually found one!

Over at Cup of Delight a mama has a beautiful tutorial for how to make your own! If I ever was to tackle one this is where I’m going to make one EXACTLY like this!

Fly Lady’s Commandments

12 Dec

I get these weekly FlyLady Digests, which void a smart phone I honestly don’t check as much as I used to. My routine used to be I’d wake up on a morning read the email and that’s that, now they’re just piling up one by one and it’s not productive in the least! I save them and try to go through 1 a day and at least get rid of the pile up but it never ever happens! So recently I deleted a whole ton and said ok I’ll start over in December, well I’m still behind! I’m this morning catching up with the one sent on 3rd December!

Anyway so in this one has a summary of the FlyLady’s Commandments and I’ve written them down in nice colours to post up on my notice board because I need to read and re read this daily for sure! Especially 4. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked by the computer.

I honestly think the computer has become my enemy, I spend WAY too much time in front of it and have made myself very unproductive as a result, as I’m always searching something new! I so need to break this habit as it’s not a good one at all! So that will be my New Years resolution and maybe even my birthday present to myself! Get back a smart phone, check at specific intervals and get back to my life!

Here are the 11 Commandments! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

FlyLady’s Eleven Commandments

1. Keep your sink clean and shiny.

2. Get dressed every morning, even if you don’t feel like it. Don’t
forget your lace-up shoes.

3. Do your morning and before bedtime routine everyday.

4. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked by the computer.

5. Pick up after yourself. If you get it out, put it away.

6. Don’t try to do two projects at once. ONE JOB AT A TIME.

7. Don’t pull out more than you can put back in one hour.

8. Do something for yourself everyday, maybe every morning and night.

9. Work as fast as you can to get the job done. This will give you
more time to play later.

10. Smile even when you don’t feel like it. It is contagious. Make
your mind up to be happy and you will be.

11. Don’t forget to laugh everyday. Pamper yourself, you deserve it.

FlyLady

Family Journal

18 Nov

So I’m googling and going through stuff as always, I have no idea where I found this but I’m SO glad I did because it’s gorgeous! I keep thinking everyday as pregnancy/mummy brain gets unbelievably worse that I need to write stuff down more! I had a whole planner that for the first 4-5 months I wrote everything down with my daughter. But now though I take pictures I really don’t document things properly and I’m starting to get sad because I’m seeing the time flying and she’s getting so big and I don’t remember things from this day to the next!

So in comes this adorable family journal that I see on Naptime Journal and I’m so glad I found it!

The actual instructions for the journal are over at K McKay Designs and she has a free printout available to you to make your own too! I hope someone enjoys this as much as I do! 🙂

*edit* Here is a description of the family planner/journal: It’s basically a family planner – you have each calender month to record important family dates or things a child may have done and then a monthly summary. After the monthly summary you have ‘daily highlights’ which basically takes the place of your ‘individual’ days that you’d have in a planner.

Everything is undated for you to add it in yourself which I think is great because then you can use over the template year after year!

Then to the back you have a cute Kids Say the Funniest Things section as well as Notes section. (I do know of people who keep a little book separate for the funny things kids say, I think this planner is great because it incorporated everything!)

Home Management – The Binder (How is yours going?)

11 Nov

I just found another website called Simplify 101 with a whole other project for a Command Central Binder and decided I’d join the mailing list and take a look at what it has to offer.

I’ve realised this home management binder thing just hasn’t been working for me! I really don’t check it daily, I feel as though I have no reason to honestly, and for me it becomes just another place to store more paper than I do already!

Yes it’s great I can check what I have due now right there in a clear file, but I could do that so easily through my regular expanding file folder so then why bother having two places to keep paperwork?

What I did was anything current I’d keep in my Home Management Binder and then once paid, I’d file it into the expanding file folder, but I realize I keep up to date with – what’s due when – easily by just making a note on my fabulous Home Management Wall Calendar instead! So then I just look at that and can easily check my expanding file folder to see any details (such as account number) if I need! Though honestly my calendar has so much space I put the amount due and anything I need there most times already!

So I think I’m going to get rid of my Home Management Binder, perhaps I really just don’t have as much paper clutter as I thought! (Which of course is a GREAT thing) so one less thing of clutter and one step closer to seeing how my day to day life can affect my ‘needs’ in terms of organization even! My command center IS my Home Managment Binder I’m happy to report! 🙂

In the meantime I’ll keep it here, and after another month of realizing I’m not using it, I’ll do something about it!