Monday, March 12, 2012

Home Management Folder

A  Home Management Folder - Do you have one?

 If so I am sure you will be able to sing praises of the efficiency that it provides for you.  If not, you may be asking what is a home management folder? or " do I have time to make a home management folder?"
  A home management folder is just 1 "go to" place for all things paper and schedule. Important numbers, baby sitter notes.. ect.. 
         There are many great examples out there of hmfs , but Kelly at Imperfect homemaking has a very affordable (practically free) way of making one!

I began the process of making one! This was my day one process into my simplicity journey. Since we just Talked about a plan yesterday.. that was my plan.. get all of my lists in one spot.

  First I started with a wonderful resource of FREE printable sheets from Kelly at Imperfect homemaking  ... Thanks Kelly!

 First I started with this pretty weekly schedule (loved the layout!)... pic borrowed from Kelly
  Last night, I planned our menu for the week.. with a planned leftover night.
 Every night this week, I will be planning the next day.. making notes of what I need to do ...

Daily schedule sheet

    Next was a menu planning page with a grocery list beside it! This was awesome!! Big enough to see everything laid out, and make my grocery list at the same time!! Yeah!   

  I have linked everything over to Kelly so, head on over there and print away!! :)  I am going to close with one of my favorite composers quotations..

"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."
                                                                                  Fredric Chopin


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Plan your work..

 How many times have we all heard this phrase "plan your work and work your plan" . I have committed to and failed this more often than I would care to admit.  I have so many "plans" to work.. I don't even know where to begin most times. My ideas are endless, ways to make family, home, studio, ect.. better , more productive, and organized.
How many times am I going to set out to become "organized" ? Can creative , free spirited people be "organized" ?  These are questions I have asked myself , oh , I don't know 800 million times.. and thought the answer to be a resounding "NO"..
 Since this conclusion (or the last time I reaffirmed it) , I have come under the greatest conviction to teach my children how to function with simplicity, in a world full of excess. I recently read a statistic that said someone could rid us of about 75% of the things in our house and it would take us awhile to notice.
( Well I am sure for most people this would be true, but for me.. that would mean that they would be doing some serious cleaning and I am SURE I would notice )  I realize the point of this however and have purposed to really purge... to rid my home of excess.. to purposefully make our home one of simplicity...
   I am LOVING the word Simplicity.. well.. more on that later..
So for now, join me as I take this journey!