It may or may not surprise you to know, that I am not a terribly organised person. Particularly when it comes to my housework and finances (eek!). Alison has inspired me for the longest time now, but I still haven't got it together. I tend to work in fits and starts, going like a maniac for a few days and then slacking off for a couple of weeks. (I know, I know).
Well bloggers, today I spent my time preparing my " household notebook". I'm sure most of you know what that is, but I'll explain how I've done mine anyway...
As I'm a stationary freak, I didn't have any problems finding a binder to keep everything in, as well as hundreds of page protectors/pockets. Oh, and dividers. I had all these things sitting around doing absolutely nothing, so you can probably tell I've been meaning to do this for a while :)
In my (I love this) "Home Blessing Planner" I have categories for my routines, cleaning recipes and tips, a calendar, financials, phone numbers and birthdays, projects etc.
I did a budget today and worked out exactly how much money we need a week (alot!) and whether it gets transferred to a seperate account, stays where is or is taken out for cash envelopes. I feel very clever and smug about this, despite the fact I should have done it years ago!
I have all my master forms for meal plans, baking plans grocery lists etc tucked in there too.
I worked out my daily and weekly routines, but I haven't done the monthly ones yet - I will be working on that tomorrow. I did make a rather nice cover for my binder, however - I think if it's going to be something I use everyday, then I want it to look special. I want to get some nice pens and bits and bobs to go with it, to encourage myself to use it.
I especially like the idea of calling the housework "blessing the home". So much nicer than drudgery, don't you think?
All in all, I am feeling quite pleased with myself, thank you very much. A productive days work.
I'm off to type up those routines now - Goodnight!!