As you may be able to tell by now, I am a big fan of notebooks. I use them to store ideas and to organize different areas of my life. One of my most useful notebooks is also the one that took the longest to put together.
It’s my Homekeeping book, and it was well worth the time it took to make. There are all kinds of books and systems you can purchase, but none fit my family or my picky tastes just so, so of course I made my own.
Right now, my book, a large, 3 ring binder, contains 18 weeks of menus, shopping lists, recipes, and cleaning plans. I plan to revise the book each summer and add a few weeks until I have half a year, or 26 weeks.
For those of you to whom cleaning comes naturally, you might not need a cleaning plan. I have learned that having a plan helps my easily distracted brain, which would overlook many, many things. Especially if there’s a good book that needs reading.
Anyway. The process gets a little tiresome, but I promise if you stick with it, you will save yourself loads of time in the end. When your book is complete, you will be able to grab a shopping list and head out the door without having to think. Save that brain energy for more important things.