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4 Moms Discuss Managing the Week ~ Large Family Logistics

The 4 Moms are discussing chapters 18-27 in Kim Brenneman's "Large Family Logistics" this week.

This begins "Part Two" of the book and starts with a chapter on "Your Home Management Binder" in which Kim gives step by step instructions on how to set up a 3-ring binder so you can order your week.

She recommends assigning a day to each important task:

  • Monday - Laundry day
  • Tuesday- Kitchen day
  • Wednesday - Office day
  • Thursday - Town day
  • Friday - Cleaning day
  • Saturday - Gardening day
  • Sunday - The Lord's day

There is a chapter dedicated to each "day" explaining the details of what should be accomplished in that area on that day. Detailed chore lists are supplied to include on each binder page.

For instance, "kitchen day" focuses on purging clutter, organizing, and improving efficiency in the kitchen, plus any bulk cooking that needs to be done.

Kim points out that when these things are done weekly, the tasks don't seem so enormous.

I like the example she gives of how God took 6 days to create the universe, focusing on specific parts and completing that work before moving on to the next day's creation.

"He didn't have to do it like this, but He did, and it is prudent for us to do the same. Focusing on one area of the home on a weekly basis keeps it under control. We are not so tempted to postpone certain housekeeping tasks forever when we have a day set aside to tackle them specifically."

She reminds us that our days will be interrupted frequently and we can choose to use those interruptions as an opportunity to bless others. Then, we can consult our home management binders to see where we were and what task needs doing next.

Now it is your turn. What are your thoughts on this portion of the book? Remember to link directly to your blog post and include a link in that post to one of The 5 Moms.

Do you have a home management binder?

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  1. I don’t yet have a home management binder, but I do have a few notebooks with different things in them. A binder is a great idea. I do have a binder for recipes, and that is really handy. I think I am gonna have to get this book.

    P.S. I participated in the link, but I misunderstood. Feel free to delete my link: Misty Richard. Sorry about that

  2. I like the way the Lord’s Day is acknowledged in this book. So frequently it is skipped by Christian books, to the detriment of body and soul.

  3. I have definitely begun my Home Management Book and what a blessing it has been to my whole family! I am due with #3 in about 3-4 weeks and I’ve already prepared the family with schedules, daily tasks and focus areas, shopping lists, meal plans, and so much more. It has taken quite a bit of time to put together, but you will feel so blessed and accomplished once you have done it. I will say that it is going to be a continuous work in progress since I seem to keep finding things to add to it. I LOVE my binder, though, and don’t know what I’ve done without it all of these years. Obviously, I wasn’t near as organized as I thought I was.

    I do have to say, though, it’s one thing to put the binder together. It’s another to implement all of the activities on a daily basis. Do not feel like you must stick to your schedule! Just use it as a target to guide you through your days activities.

  4. Is there a Kindle version of her book that’s available? Thanks! 😀 Lindsey

  5. I do have a home management binder and open it daily. It has my bible study, bible reading goals, prayer requests, household chores, homeschool plans & schedules and even ways to connect with my hubby. Like I said, it gets opened everyday but it is just a goal reminder. Sadly, on most days the schedules become wishful thinking. My family rarely sees two days alike.