Do you know who Stephanie O’Dea is? Well, you might remember her from a few years ago when she set out to use her crockpot every day for a year. I followed her blog that first year and made several of her crockpot dishes. Did you know she has written several books? Most of them are crockpot recipe books, but she recently just published a home journal.
Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life is filled with tons of useful tips for your home. Cleaning, organizing, holiday planning, and a weekly cleaning planner all rolled into one. There is also a menu planning chart and grocery list! The calendar corresponds with the school year, so it actually starts with September. I love calendars that start at the beginning of the school year, it makes it easy to put everything on the calendar at once.
My favorite tip is Stephanie’s idea on when to clean the kids bathroom. I’ve been doing it the way she suggests for weeks and love it! She suggests cleaning the bathroom while the kids are bathing. You have to supervise them anyway, so why not clean it while you’re in there. She does into more details, but that’s enough to tempt you.
I really enjoyed this journal and can’t wait for September to start so I can start the weekly cleaning suggestions as well. The book list price is $15 and is totally worth every penny. I’ve read several home organizing books and I can honestly say Stephanie actually had some new and unique ideas that are totally reasonable.
Check out Stephanie’s new site: Totally Together Journal.
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Disclaimer: Penguin Group, the publisher provided me with a copy to review and one for the giveaway as well. Open to US and Canada residents 18+. Ends midnight EST 8/29.