I know, that sounds weird to some people. I’ve been told by many that I am super organized. Excuse me while I laugh…because I am anything but these days. Even the statement “these days” is funny, because these days could be the last twelve years!
I was organized and then I had children. Notice the plural there. I was still organized with one…even two was doable. But then I got pregnant right away with number three…and well, organization? What is that?
I have tried just about everything. I’ve tried rigid schedules, but with my type A personality that was just a set up for frustration and that ugly thing called perfectionism. I’ve tried the ‘go-with-the-flow’ approach and well, let’s just say the word ‘chaos’ took on a whole new meaning. Lately, I’ve just been stumbling around. I have a notebook that I keep my daily things to do in. It’s more that I write down things the night before (sometimes the morning of) that I need to get done and work my list. Effective? Yes. But…I have to thumb through pages of notebook, sometimes several notebooks, to find something I need way too frequently.
But I have found Quinn, over a Reformation Acres and I really, really like how she has/is setting up her organization ~ 3 ring binders. Hop on over to her website, take a gander (she’s got some really great information there) and check out her section on “Homestead Management“. She isn’t aware that I am promoting her site here, I just am because I think she has some great ideas and some great words of wisdom to go with them.