Updating my Household Routine

I’m tackling my Household Notebook, trying to get it (somewhat) updated before the baby arrives. It was in dire need of updating. For one, I still had my summer meal recipes in my binder with my winter recipes stacked on top of my binder. Ugh! What a mess! So this weekend, I tackled the mess.

I put my summer recipes in a folder and inserted my winter recipes, for one. That alone was a huge improvement. Then, I took a few more steps toward re-organization.

I went through my entire binder and made two stacks:

One pile to trash

 

One pile to update

Then, after trashing my list of old projects, I made a new list of projects and included those forms that either need to be updated now or will need to be updated after the baby arrives, things like a babysitting schedule, our trip list for travel and day trips, etc.

I also went through the categories in my notebook to see what I still used. For instance, instead of a calendar in my notebook, I have upgraded to Google calendar, which allows my husband and I to sync and share our events and schedules. This has been so much more effective than my futile attempts to write everything down.

Last, I inserted my new planner forms and began filling them out for this week. Ahhh. I feel better already. One small step for me, one giant leap for my household routine!

Don’t forget to check out my other household notebook links and link up to my household notebook blog roll.