Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It's time...

Wow!  I can't believe that I have slacked for so long!  I think getting back in to the swing of things has been hard on me.

Anyway, I have a few things to throw out into the blogging world.  We like fruit.  We eat a lot of it in our home and so, we buy quite a bit at a time.  How do you manage the fruit in your home?  I mean, where do you put it?!  I am tempted to turn one of my lower cabinets in to a sliding drawer/basket.  Seriously.  I am trying to minimize how much 'stuff' is on my countertops and the fruit is NOT HELPING! 

With that rant..it leads me to this book, Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider.  It is a Godsend.  I borrowed it from my friend several, SEVERAL months ago (thanks Laura) and never got around to really embracing it.  Well, last week I figured now is the time.  I will say that my home isn't miraculously cleaner or more organized, BUT it is getting there.  I do have 3 young children to contend with.  But honestly, this book is sheer genius.  I think that it is mostly because she breaks it down in easy to follow steps.  She tells you the how, the why, etc of doing it.  She also brings in other like-minded geniuses to help with subjects she may not know as well.  (Dave Ramsey and Financial Freedom)

Follow this link to get downloads.  Did I mention she is brilliant?  The first week I used the Daily Docket to organize my day.  This week I used the pocket docket because I knew what I was doing.  (sort of) Go to the library, go to amazon, borrow the book...it will change your life.  Already organized?  You rock.

I will say that this organization bug has been at the back of my mind, BUT it really bit me when my daughter's friend made a comment that her mom doesn't have a 'junk drawer'.  Darn it.  I have about 5! 

Ideas:
-Here is another comment a friend made at Church a few months ago.  We were getting handouts for the lesson and I offered to get her one.  She said, "I never take handouts home."  Simple.  Straight forward.  Great to have in the lesson, but don't bring the unnecessary stuff home. 
-Call and do 'paperless' billing.  Call catalogues and magazines. 

Good luck and let me know what you do to stay organized!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Oh! You are so welcome! I love that book. I organized and simplified a bit at the beginning of the spring, but I feel like I need to do a house sweep again, or just take some time to organize..I have not been very good at keeping it up! I love that fruit basket drawer idea...genius!