Monday, November 15, 2010

Domestic Challenges?

I need your input.

I want to know what areas of managing your household are the hardest? Is it laundry, organizing, food preparation, preparing for the holidays, etc?

Also, what have you found that has worked for you? Is there a book, piece of advice, website, recipe, etc?

Thanks so much for your help!

5 comments:

Little Feet said...

Oh goodness! Planning meals!! I don't like it. one. bit. I am getting better...but it has taken me awhile!!

I now have a white board on the fridge where I have the days of the week, when things are that will mess with dinner. Next to that I write what we will be eating. It has helped a ton. I also try to make one freezer meal a week. :)

Would LOVE to hear how everyone else manages this!

R Klooster said...

Meal planning! For some reason the people in my house like to eat EVERY DAY, and usually 3 times a day! And they tend to be fussy. And they get sick of eating the same thing. And some of them require sack lunches on a regular basis. And I try to keep the grocery bill down, and use up leftovers, and be healthy, and creative, and tasty, and plan ahead. And maybe once in a while have enough to have a friend or two over. So many variables go into it!

Planning ahead definately makes things go the smoothest! Some weeks I'm better at that than others.

Carole said...

It's keeping the house neat looking... soon enough there are toys, bis of paper, drawings and pencils, misplaced things all over. Fortunately I found valuable help at www.flylady.net - and for free ! Anyone who loves their house but lack a little organisation and feels a little overwhelmed should check her out - she's a Godsent :)

Valerie said...

I feel overwhelmed by the cleaning for some reason, especially on a week where I've slept badly or have a lot going on. Flylady.com is a great resource for that. She organizes the house in zones and helps you think about cleaning differently. Oh, hilarious, I guess Carole already covered it. I should have read hers before posting mine. :) I also find it helpful to make a checklist on Monday (or Tuesday, if Monday is too crazy, let's be honest) for all the little things I want to get done during the week. Then I just carry the items into the next week if I don't get them done. I don't know why, but somehow that gets me to wash floors that otherwise would never get washed.

Sheila said...

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