I've written a lot about my desire to get organized, so I will not belabor the point. I am slowly getting there, but it is certainly going to take some time. I have gotten a couple of shelves from freecycle to help get some of the toys we have organized and it actually seems to help a little. My biggest problem is maintaining what changes I make.
One of the newest areas that I need to work on organizing are the different things that I do to help me live a handmade and natural life. One of those areas is my recipes for natural house and beauty products. Right now, I have all the different recipes in different areas. My goal is to put these all in one notebook, separated between household products and beauty/body product. I have been making both my own toothpaste and my own deodorant and I really want to make sure that these recipes are at my finger tips so that I don't have to go searching. I know the basics; baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil, and essential oils for the deodorant and just plain baking soda and essential oils for toothpaste. I also have been making my own body cream and I really need to write down exactly what I use since my husband has a specific cream that he finds works extremely well. At this point, I need to go through what I have for recipes and start organizing them so that I can easily find them when I need them.
I am also going to try to start off organized when I start learning about herbs and diet. I have my notebooks and my organizer, now I just need to make sure that I take notes in the right notebook and keep things organized and orderly. Getting and maintaining my organization will help me be able to get everything I need so that I can make the different products I need when I need them and not have to go searching for how to make them.