Getting it Together!

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UPDATE: All the free copies of Kayse’s ebook have been distributed! You can still purchase your copy for just $3.99 by clicking one of the below options. Enjoy!

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The party line is that my husband knew what he was getting into before we got married.

I can cook some meals but am terrible at meal planning. Typically I run to the store after school and grab what I need for that night. I keep surfaces pretty clean but anything deep is in desperate need of professional help. I have brief bouts of organization — but if you’re type A and come over to my house you’re going to have a bit of a panic attack.

Just before Christmas actually, I felt really proud of myself because I bought two storage containers; in one I put all our paper/picnic items and in the other all gift/wrapping items. It was exhausting. When my husband opened the pantry and saw them he got pretty excited, because organization is his middle name. Really! (No, not really.) But his master’s is in Organizational Leadership so he gets all geeked out with anything organize-y in the house.

I, on the other hand, usually get geeked out with a DVR folder full of Rachel Zoe just waiting to be watched. (Will this ever come on again?!)

(Don’t judge me!)

It’s not that I’m lazy (really!) or just don’t care. I do — I really, really do. I think the crux of it is that there always seems like there’s so much to do that I get totally overwhelmed and just shrug it off altogether. The problem…as is with most areas of my life…is that I have no plan.

When my bloggy friend Kayse told me about an e-book she wrote about setting up a home management that works, I have to be honest. My first reaction was, “well, isn’t’ that nice.” Because I knew she was super-excited about writing it, and even more excited about helping woe-be-gone’s like me get a handle on our disarray. But after I read the book, my next reaction was, “okay…I think I might could do this.” (I often talk to myself with random southern lingo that is not native to me.)

Because what Kayse helps me do is make a plan.

Now granted, her plan includes creating a cute and crafty binder to house all this system and information. And I’ve never once scrapbooked or anything…so my binder is plain and not fancy. But the beauty is that you can do whatever you need to in order to make it work for you. And the best part is the over 30 printables included that help you systematically make a plan.

The part that has helped me the most is the daily and weekly cleaning tasks. Because it helps me make a plan and instead of getting overwhelmed that all the bathrooms need scrubbing at one time…I just list out which bathroom I’m doing on which day. And I can eat that elephant one bite at a time. I also love the takeout tracker and babysitter information. Because my junk drawer is stuffed with restaurant menus and here in the mountains, schedules change based on seasons. And my pathetic jotting down of the kids’ info on the dry-erase board is at times haphazard and incomplete. Poor sitters.

The great news is that Kayse’s e-book is available today and there are many ways to get it!

There’s also going to be a fun Twitter party on Thursday, January 3 at 10 pm Eastern using the hashtag #gettingittogether. This will be a fun way for us all to talk about New Year’s Resolutions, home management tips and tricks and more. And who knows…I might be able to tweet that I have organized all the photos we’ve had sitting in a box for ten years. Anything is possible.

If all that isn’t enough — one lucky person is going to win a free set of custom printables from Kayse’s book. You’ll be able to choose your own colors, fonts, etc. Just enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below and who knows…it could be you! Click the graphic below to enter.

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Thanks y’all — hope you had a blessed Christmas and are eagerly anticipating a blessed and most favorable new year!

I received a free copy of “Getting it Together; Your Guide to Setting up a Home Management System that Works” for review. I was not compensated, and these opinions are my own.

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4 thoughts on “Getting it Together!

  1. I so hear this that I just RAN over and signed up for her email alerts so that I can devour this book. A friend got me a copy of “I Used to Be So Organized” by Glynnis Whitwer for Christmas, too, and I’m devouring that one as well. This is the year of organization. Oh, yes it is!

  2. ok..ok..ok.. i am So like you! my house LOOks organized, clean and put together but God forbid you open a closet and a drawer ..who knows what you would find. I do Meal plan for the week, but I am SOOO not organized. I am going to download it and give it a whirl!

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