Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Home Management Board

Okay, I know I have preached about having a home management notebook.  You remember, something that you can put somewhere that you will look at every day and it will contain everything you need to run your household.  Well...I have changed my mind.

Since having my home management notebook, I found that it was getting buried under mountains of other stuff.  I stopped consulting it for recipes and schedules and all the other things that were in it and resorted back to my old way of doing things, post-it notes everywhere and lists made on scrap paper.  I realized that I needed a better system.  One day while browsing pinterest (a very addicting website, by the way) I noticed that people were making things for a command center in their home.

So here is what I did.

I made a dry erase board out of a picture frame and some scrapbooking supplies.  I had this plastic basket hiding in my basement and the box on the bottom is a cardboard magazine box.

The dry erase board has places for don't forget, this month, to do, this week, and goals.  If you make one you can put whatever works for you on it.  The basket holds my dry erase markers.  The box has all the important categories I had in my home management notebook, such as addresses, birthdays, packing lists, calendars and miscellaneous school things.  I also signed up for and have all my menus and grocery lists from that in it.  (Again, a very good place to visit and worth the money to have a menu and grocery list already made up for me.  And my family is loving it.)

So I guess what I'm saying is, if you want to have a home management notebook that's great, but some of us work better having something on the wall.  Whatever works for you and your family as long as you use it.

Until next time, be blessed.


  1. Tracey, I love this! Where did you put it in your house?

  2. I put it on the wall opposite my fridge. Perfect place because nothing else could go there because of the door to the back porch. And I can conveniently put a new menu on the fridge with a magnet.

  3. I love this too. I'll admit, altho I love the idea of the Home Management Notebook, it isn't working for me either. It's too bulky and I just won't drag it out for every little thing. Altho I have my "Thirty One" Organizer...I think I may adopt the dry erase picture frame. I need a visible place to see my goals on a daily basis. Thanks for posting!!

  4. I can definitely identify with the book getting buried. I love the idea of the book, too, but I tried it years ago with Flylady, and I got so bogged down in filling it out neatly, perfectly, and -- egads, comprehensively! -- that it was too cumbersome to use. Anyway, this is definitely food for thought. I need something to decorate the back of my kitchen cabinets hanging down over my peninsula, and this would work great, I think!