Top 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use a Home Management Notebook

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source: Guillaume Brialon

source: Guillaume Brialon

In the spirit of my “Top 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Plan a Weekly Menu” post, I wanted to share the top 10 reasons you shouldn’t use a home management notebook either!

10. You like sending family members on treasure hunts around the house for various pieces of paper with important information on them.

9. You’d rather spend 15 minutes a day — every day — looking for information than a couple of hours over one weekend to get it organized.

8. If you get organized, you might actually have time to do something you enjoy, and then “they” will accuse you of sitting around and eating bon-bons all day.

7. Having a home management notebook would ruin your spontaneous and laid back image.

6. You’re not quite sure what you want, and if it’s not going to be perfect, there’s no point in doing it at all.

5. You don’t like to follow the crowd, and since home management notebooks are a popular tool, you’re just not gonna do it.

4. Keeping everything in one place would mean you’d have to stop ignoring the budget and meal plan.

3. You never forget anything, so there’s no reason to write it down.

2. You really don’t like paper products and office supplies, and the thought of having to look at a cute notebook all the time makes you sick.

1. As long as you’re the only one in the know when it comes to running your household, you don’t have to worry about your family replacing you.

(Okay, it’s still not Tuesday, but for more Top Ten lists, visit Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda!)

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Mandi Ehman

Hi. My name is Mandi and I’m an organizing junkie. I’m also a wife, and Momma to four little girls (5, 3.5, 2 and a new baby!). I've worked at home since our oldest was a baby, and like a lot of other moms, my life is a constant balancing act of caring for my family and my home, meeting my obligations and finding time for hobbies in there somewhere. Oh, yeah, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m somewhat of a kitchen dunce and I only like to pretend that I’m crafty. Read more here!

6 Responses to “ Top 10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use a Home Management Notebook ”

  1. Very funny! I think number 7 is my favorite and as for number 8, my husband already teases me that little elves are the ones that come and clean/organize the home while he’s at work. :)
    Great posts. Thanks so much!
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  2. Loved this. #9 reminded me that just the other day I was looking for something in one of my stacks of paper and said to myself “You know, if you would put these things AWAY you would not be looking thru this pile for the upteenth time.”!


  3. Papers? I have important papers? I don’t think so. I can’t find any, so there must not be any. :P

    Number 4. Yep.
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  4. You got me worried there until I read the post. I thought you were quitting organizing…ouf I feel better.
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  5. #8 made me laugh out loud!


  6. Wow. Ok, now I really would rather have one than continue being lazy and not.
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