Put Your Homemaking Binder Together – Part 9 – Finalize

Introduction - I did a version of this series a year ago in tandem with a book review I had done on Renee Metzler's books Total Home Makeover. You can read the review here. I've since updated the series to be a simple primer on putting together your Homemaking Binder for a new and organized 2014. I've added some of the forms you'll need to complete the series here in my free downloads section (more coming soon) but if you're ready to take it a step further and fully outfit your Homemaking Binder you can view my more feminine printables, checklists, forms, and ebooks at Well Kept … [Read more...]

Records in the Household – Part 3 – The Box Itself

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So last time we talked about the Housekeeping Card file needing to be pretty. Something lovely to the eye. Preferbly small that could fit on a miniscule desk area. And it needs to be DIY. While you could purchase a lovely box it's so much more gratifying when you put it together yourself. So that is what I did to make my Homekeeping Box. And I'll tell you how I did it. Plain white tin Pretty scrapbooking paper Pretty ribbons Pretty buttons in complementary colors Mod Podge Even though the card file is not that fabulous, it took me some time to get here. Here's  my … [Read more...]

Put Your Homemaking Binder Together – Breather {series} 8

Introduction - I did a version of this series a year ago in tandem with a book review I had done on Renee Metzler's books Total Home Makeover. You can read the review here. I've since updated the series to be a simple primer on putting together your Homemaking Binder for a new and organized 2014. I've added all the forms you'll need to complete the series here in my free downloads section but if you're ready to take it a step further and fully outfit your Homemaking Binder you can view my more feminine printables, checklists, forms, and ebooks at Well Kept Binders.   So to … [Read more...]

Records in the Household – Part 2 – A Pretty Housekeeping Card File

Rebo Scraps made this cute chore organizer for her sister. Oh were are the templates???!!!!

So we've been working on putting together a housekeeping card file. Today we're going to talk about what goes on in a card file. About the Housekeeping Card File System: You may have heard about this way of setting up your household system from the .  I first read about them in an old Emilie Barnes book but later read the SideTracked Home Executives version too. I tend to gravitate to Emilie Barnes' books because of her views on making the homemaking process a beautiful one. And I love the way she paints a pretty picture, let's you know it's okay when things aren't perfect, and reminds … [Read more...]

Space to Spare: A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization Book Review

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Is your home disorganized? Really you want to say "whose isn't??!!" If you have a family and kids are part of that family then your house will at one time or another, or all the time, be disorganized. Right now I'm living in the land of disorganization. I've been packing (and unpacking) to move for almost a year as we search for a home so my organizing nerves are on edge. We live around boxes and I try to keep the home up and tidy for guests and for daily life. But I also get excited about the future Enter left stage: Space to Spare: A  Mom's Guide to Home Organization by Debbie … [Read more...]

Records in the Household – A Vintage Idea

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"I finally worked out what my husband calls my "time-and-worry-saving family cabinet.'* I bought a drawer, illustrated herewith, of 3 by 5 inch filing cards. The drawer will hold a thousand cards costing about 75 cents. I divided the cards under subheads which I will classify later, and which, of course, must depend upon the needs of the family. I keep this drawer on the top of my desk, where I can use it every day, and when you see how much information is packed away into that little drawer fifteen inches long I think you will be surprised." ~Christine Frederick, The New … [Read more...]

Put Your Homemaking Binder Together – The Children {series} 6

Introduction - I did a version of this series a year ago in tandem with a book review I had done on Renee Metzler's books Total Home Makeover. You can read the review here. I've since updated the series to be a simple primer on putting together your Homemaking Binder for a new and organized 2014. I've added all the forms you'll need to complete the series here in my free downloads section but if you're ready to take it a step further and fully outfit your Homemaking Binder you can view my more feminine printables, checklists, forms, and ebooks at Well Kept Binders.   So to … [Read more...]