Sunday, January 24, 2010

Confessions of an Organized Homemaker - 52 in 52 Week 3

Confessions of an Organized Homemaker by Schoefield is a book I checked out from the library after seeing it recommended on TWTM boards. I will say this. She is definitely organized. As with most organizing books where one person's system is explained, most of the information falls into one of three categories:

1. It's something I already do - many of the kitchen organizing ideas fell into this category

2. It's overkill for me - Personally, I found her menu planning system to complex, but I tend to fix simple meals with just a few ingredients anyway. Her system of putting all of her pantry items into plastic containers and putting numbered dots on the lid and container to keep track of them also definitely fell into this category. (I am never buying that many containers.)

3. It's useful to me or can be adapted to work for me. - Of all the information in her book, the section where she explains how her personal organizer is set up and how she uses it was by far the most interesting part of the book for me. She uses a combination of monthly and daily pages with a running to do list. She also has several suggestions for different items to include (book ideas, clothing & shoe sizes, etc).

Seeing someone else's system for organizing is always a great way to get some new ideas. This book is full of ideas to get you started.

1 comment:

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