At the start of the year I was all motivated and really ready to get the house and our lives a bit more organised. Oh I had big plans, I had high ideals, I was going to keep on top of the laundry for goodness sake.
It’s March now (March? where the heck did February go?) and while I have made some changes and taken some steps towards getting and staying organised the past few weeks have seen most of it fall in a heap. The house is a dump, I am really lacking motivation to cook, there is once again baskets of clean laundry all over the place and I never did make it to the bottom of the dirty wash basket. I can find plenty of things to blame; being busy, everyone getting sick, the girls struggling with kinder, the hot weather, the cold weather… I am pretty good at coming up with new and exciting excuses. Fact is though, I’ve hit a slump and I need to work at getting out of it.
So since it is way way WAY too hot to tackle things like baking or laundry or major cleaning and clearing at the moment (we have no air-conditioning and it hit 40C up here again today) I’ve decided to let myself off the hock on those fronts until the end of the week when it is supposed to cool off, and focus on something I have been wanting to do a for a while now. A Household Folder – unless someone can come up with a way more groovy name for it!
“What the heck is a household folder” I hear you ask?
Well I am not exactly sure but it sounds like something that would help keep your organised doesn’t it???
I started thinking about this when I was looking for a biscuit recipe. Of course the recipe was just written on a scrap of paper and shoved in between the pages of some recipe book or other and I had no hope of actually finding it when I wanted it. It did, however fall out on my head as I yanked something else off the shelf a few weeks later and I caught myself thinking – there just has to be a better way! Sure there is.. a nice fancy recipe folder like the ones at kiki-k.
Oh but they have all kind of foldery goodness over at kikki-k so I began to wonder what other useful organising things I could put in a folder. What other bits of paper do I loose? What other things do I find myself searching for or re-writing over and over again? And surely I could make my own folder, create and print out my own cool little sheets for half the cost?
So that is where I am at… with this idea for a ‘Household folder’ with a section for recipes that I collect, and maybe a section for shopping lists (I am working on a master monthly shopping list), maybe menu plans, and um… I don’t know what else?
Do you have anything like this? If so what do you have in it? Any little tips or tricks for making it more useful?
Help me out here, make suggestions, share your wisdom, link me up people!