My thoughts on getting my home in order

  • Clean each room in the house, one at a time.
  • Once a room is clean, come back to it daily or weekly (as needed) to keep it clean.
  • Schedule big jobs like windows and carpets for certain months.


  • Go through boxes and piles; toss, reorganize, and label.
  • As budgets allow, purchase shelving to organize.

  • Establish a morning routine.
  • Write and follow a weekly schedule.
  • Have a family council each week to coordinate schedules.

  • Continue buliding food storage.
  • Replace what we have used.
  • Go through 72-hour kits once a year.
  • Work on our garden.
  • Continue saving money.


  1. Good post. I am planning on buying this:

    Remember my dilema when we had no power for a week after hurricane Ike.

  2. Thanks so much,That inspired me to do better at being organized with my home duties. Thanks. I think I'll make a list like that for me today. I like the idea of scheduling in
    the big jobs. I usually just do them whenever.I think that would give me more time to do things I love. Thanks. Love the pic too. Your photos are always so sweet.

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  4. Great thoughts!!!
    You know, the first one seems like such a no-brainer, but seriously? I usually try to hit three or four rooms at the same time and wonder why nothing ever gets done! You've inspired me today. I'm going to start in my kitchen and work my way back. Thanks!!

  5. Thanks for posting this! It makes me think of how to get my house in more order.

  6. I only wish I could get my home in order. I get one room fully clean, and while in the next room, Mo comes through (and Kaia too) and everything is back out and scattered! Your thoughts are something I need to keep in the forefront of my mind.

  7. I have those same thoughts about 2 or 3 times a year... now if just one of these times will I actually do it and not just think about it! Someday...

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    If you ever need any food storage tips, feel free to check out our blog - it's a step-by-step guide for beginners and non-beginners alike. We are also currently working on 72-hour kits.

    Anyway, good luck with your food storage!


  9. All great ideas -- but what is a 72-hour kit (if you don't mind me asking)?

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  11. GREAT advice. And I agree with you whole-heartedly, I need to get my food storage in order! Thanks for the reminder!

  12. Morning, a 72-hour kit is a bag of stuff that you can take with you in case you have to evacuate in an emergency. Usually it just has a change of clothes, necessities, and food for three days. I hope we never have to use them, but if we do, I'd like them to be up to date, with proper-sized clothes, diapers, and whatever else we need.

  13. love your posts! It helps to keep me on track.