Digital Home Management “Binder”: Random Pieces – Simply Convivial

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Whether you call it a control journal, household management notebook, home organization binder, or your “brain,” it is helpful to have all the information you need to run your home in one handy location. This is my experiment taking the project digital with my computer, iPad, and iPod Touch. Series to Date Introduction Calendar & Contacts Task Tracking Lists & Notes Budget: Mint A spreadsheet to do the math for you makes budgeting electronically a no-brainer. Of course you can … Read More

Digital Home Management “Binder”: Lists & Notes

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Home Management Binder, Control Journal, Household Notebook: It doesn’t matter what you call it, having it helps keep all the tasks involved in homemaking in front of your face when you need them to be, but off your mind when you don’t. It’s usually done with paper, but can it be adapted for the technologically savvy? Or at least the technology-owner? Can it be done with an iPad, Netbook, smartphone, iPod Touch, Android tablet? It certainly can. Series to Date … Read More

Digital Home Management “Binder”: Task Tracking

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  Home Management Binder, Control Journal, Household Notebook: It doesn’t matter what you call it, having it helps keep all the tasks involved in homemaking in front of your face when you need them to be, but off your mind when you don’t. It’s usually done with paper, but can it be adapted for the technologically savvy? Or at least the technology-owner? Can it be done with an iPad, Netbook, smartphone, iPod Touch? It certainly can. Series to Date Introduction … Read More

Digital Household Notebook: Calendar & Contacts

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  Different organization and home management authors call it different things: Home Management Binder, Control Journal, Household Notebook. But its essence is an all-in-one place for the information we need to smoothly run our homes. Whatever is helpful to you on a day-to-day basis, or whatever information you need but often lose, it belongs in your organization portfolio. Lovely ladies galore share their various beautiful paper iterations online, but can this basic tool move to the twenty-teens? Can it be … Read More

Digital Household Notebook: Introduction

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Series Introduction Calendar & Contacts Task Tracking Lists & Notes Random Pieces I have put together at least three household management binders in my 10-year career as a housewife to date. All three times I thought it through, made it well, and used it for about 2 weeks. Now, the exercise of making a home management binder is a good one. I think the process helps clarify and organize thoughts as well as papers, which can render benefit even if … Read More

Establishing Household Habits: The Nitty-Gritty

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Reposted from Novemeber 2009       So here we are, starting Week Two. As always, the first couple days were great, then I slacked off at the end of the week. So, here we are again, and I’m talking myself into this all once more. However, the routines I began to work on did work on the days I worked at them, so I know I have something workable here. My biggest changes: One load of laundry every day … Read More

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