Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What is a homemaking binder?

A schedule, your brain in a binder, a bible of homemaking, in actuality it is anything you want it to be and more. It is your go to point for all things relating to your home, yourself, and what ever else you wish to include.

Best stated as your brain in a binder :)

Associated Content describes it as:

Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers were totally in control of their households. This is something that even stay at home mothers today don't often have. It seems as if the homes of Aunt Bea and June Cleaver were just illusions created by Hollywood. But were they really? Are clean, organized home with little stress an illusion never to be obtained in real life? Or, was there a secret that real homemakers of times past used to run a smooth home? Well, enough questions and let's get on with the answers. There really was a secret called a homemaker's binder, control journal, or home journal depending on the writer. Whatever it is called many women are discovering this lost art of household management and finding that real life homes can look like those of the 1950s sitcoms. 

What exactly is a homemaker's binder? It is a binder or notebook that organizes your schedule and home by dividing it into sections. It keeps all of your lists in one easy to find place. Your days are organized and because of this, tranquility is allowed back into your home and life. A homemaker's binder takes every aspect of keeping your home and your life and organizes it into easy to manage bites. This frees up your time so that you can get to those hobbies that you have been putting off. 

 Check out the awesome article they wrote about the revival of homemaking binders here

So as an overview, a homemaking binder is a revival of an old school homemaking organization plan that helps break down home maintenance into manageable tasks. The idea behind that is that everyone needs 21 repeat sessions to learn a new habit. So you will not have to look everyday at your established patterns, overtime they become routine, but it serves as a motivational reminder.

But it is so much more then just cleaning routines. You have the ability to organize so many aspects of your life as well as your home. 

In the upcoming posts you will get to see a wide variety of uses and options in terms of your home binder. This will become your special book. 

It is a beautiful addition to your home and life. You can make one for yourself, even hand it down to in your family lineage. They make wonderful guides for young women preparing to branch out on their own. 


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