Plan to Succeed for an Organized Home

Planning separates the hapless house from the happy home. We've got four tools for keeping an organized and efficient home.

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Flip it open to a listing of emergency numbers for the babysitter. Use it to keep product manuals organized, to stay on top of sports team practices, and track each day’s checklists. It will be home to the to-do lists, the family calendar and the checklists that bring order to the household. The family calendar will keep all household members on the same page for appointments and commitments.
Finally, give your planning tools a home by creating a family information center, a central location for household planning and information. The family information center works for everyone in the household, and is a valuable resource for babysitters, helpers, or extended family members. With a central location for paperwork, it’s a simple matter for anyone to locate a take-out menu, call this week’s carpool parent, check dates for upcoming events, or figure out what’s for dinner from the weekly menu plan.

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Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer

Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited

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