Managing the Home {POP31 Chap. 7}

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I love how Amy subtitled this chapter: “I’m a homemaker but my name ain’t Susie”.

Back when I had one child, I almost felt like Susie “Homemaker”. Seriously. I thought I had it all together. Our second child put reality into perspective for me; not merely because I had two children, but my second child was born with major food allergies and asthma. It put me on a road I never expected. And although he has been healed of most of those ailments (and is now 6 years old), I now have a total of five children. Susie left a loong time ago.

In recent months I have come to learn something about myself. Maybe this is true of you as well, but you just haven’t realized it yet.

I like to keep things simple. I have always been like that, but it’s become more intentional in recent months and I have further justification for choosing this lifestyle.

I do not want to waste my life constantly reorganizing my “stuff” to make it more manageable.

I would rather spend my time creating with my children, reading to them, writing, and helping others. So I have learned to simplify everything; from toys to clothes, books and furniture, decor and nick knacks. Everything. I keep the best of everything and let the rest go. It really helps me breathe and makes managing my home easier and allows me for more time with my family, and to be quite honest, for blogging, too.

Amy leaves you with some wonderful ideas on how to help manage your home.

What is something you can work on this week to help better manage your home?


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  1. I recently downloaded Amy’s e book to my kindle, and I love her take on the Proverbs 31 woman!

  2. I love how well-organized Amy is. It gives me inspiration, that I too can keep my home in order; and save our family a whole lot of trouble. 

  3. I need to tackle our closet bad! I just haven’t yet. It would make going in there much more enjoyable and easy to find things. We live in a small space and well it’s gets cluttered sometimes.  
    I love the dry erase board idea! I need a planner too. I type up our menu for the week on the weekend and boy does having one help SO much. I don’t scurry around looking for food. I’ve recently been using Darlene’s (Time Warp Wife) house cleaning schedule and monthly planning printable pages,but I need something like you have so I can keep up when to change the air filters,water filters,and things that don’t need doing every week. I’ve just always been intimidated by one lol I don’t know why because I love to plan things as much as I can.

    I loved this chapter!! I am learning a lot!

  4. Jeri Lynn says:

    Love, Love, Love hearing your thoughts! You are correct prepare and prevent! How to do that?..have a PLAN! I am tweeking mine now. Prioritizing some things and eliminating others!

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