Get Organized with Household Notebook

Simple, basic and even low-tech, the high-powered information manager serves as "command central."

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Family and School

Family is where the heart is and deserves its own divider. This section tracks the information needs of family members and family life:
-Personal information page for each family member
-Clothing sizes tracker
-Master occasions list (birthdays, anniversaries)
-Gift suggestion list
-Birthday party ideas
-Family-friendly websites
-List of DVDs to rent
-List of books to read
-Library information

Families with school-aged children will want to add a school divider to hold:
-School schedules and holiday list
-Lunch menus
-Carpool schedule
-School information page
-School reading lists
-Summer programs information

Home Management

Bring it all back home! The Home Management divider holds information central to house and home. Cleaning, entertaining, decorating and household storage information find a home here:
-Household cleaning schedule
-Seasonal chore checklists
-Children’s chore checklists
-Home inventory
-Home decorating ideas
-Party planners
-Car maintenance schedule
-Stain removal guide
-Recycling locations
-Home storage inventory

Meals and Menus

In the kitchen, the Household Notebook helps plan meals, create menus and track inventory in the pantry and in the freezer. Use this section to hold:
-Weekly menu planners
-Grocery shopping lists
-Price book form
-Freezer inventory forms
-Pantry inventory forms
-Recipes
-List of recipes to try

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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