As I prepared my guest post this week for SavingCentsWithSense about organization, I pulled together a lot of resources I have shared over many posts here. I want to list them here all together so you will have a reference source to go back to. I will list the organization ones here and I will post the meal planning ones tomorrow on Meal Plan Monday.
- simplemom is a fantastic blog that covers many areas of simplifying your life. Some of my favorite tools are her Daily Docket and Home Management Notebook. She advocates planning your day by Eating the Frog First (getting the least desirable thing out of the way) while warning us that the thing that will cause us to continue to be disorganized and unproductive is aiming for perfection. Boy did that hit home. There are so many good ideas here you will find yourself clicking from post to post to post!
- Home Sanctuary is a site that challenges you daily with activities to try to make your home a sanctuary. With her Secret to Successful Home Management, she posts about Minimum Maintenance. I love it and that she gives a reasonable and accomplishable (is that a word?) list of HOW you could do it with the “Real World” Housekeeping schedule!
- I also love FlyLady’s Beginner’s Baby Steps – she believes you should ALWAYS go to bed with a clean sink so your morning is greeted with a clean “smiling” sink to start your day. I have to agree. When ever I come down to a clean kitchen sink, I feel more motivated to keep groovin’. Her simple steps do not require you CHANGE everything overnight. You start by just cleaning your sink. She build up habits over a 31 day baby step cycle.