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If your household is in complete disarray and you and your family just can't seem to hold it together, you may want to consider the creation of a home manual. Some of the most disorganized families have been able to get their households on track with this simple, easy-to-use tool.
When creating a household manual, you'll want to buy a binder and divide it into three different sections. One section will contain important phone numbers (the beauty salon, the doctor's office, the vet).
The second section of the home manual is going to list out the items in your home that no one can ever seem to find. You'll name a "home" for each item in this list and everyone must be agree to keep each item in its home.
For instance, if you're constantly losing scissors, the "home" could be the kitchen drawer and everyone would agree that they would return the scissors to their home whenever they were taken out.
The last section of the manual will be home to your family's schedule. Swimming lessons, doctor's appointments and everything else the family needs to do will be detailed in the binder's schedule section. This will ensure that everyone stays on track and that the family doesn't become over-scheduled.
While it may take a bit of time to get the manual put together and organized, the benefits you'll receive from throwing some effort into the project will be well worth it in the long run.