Thursday, June 2, 2011

Getting My Life Organized

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.


1 comment:

  1. You are so smart to think of recording it down! It took me over a year of switching all my cleaning supplies to homemade before I realized I should write it all down in one place. Now it hangs, poster style, above my washer in nice large print!

    Hey- I just figured out how to make homemade deodorant too- we could be such good IRL friends :)

    my recipe was just vodka with essential oils added. I am AMAZED that it does the job wonderfully. That body cream you mentioned sounds super cool!!! Do you like it? How do you make it?