New Organization Series


It’s autumn.  My gardening as well as canning season is coming to a halt. It’s not an easy time of year for me… putting away all the things that make me live.

The soil.
The green.
The suns warmth.
The feel of living things.
… I live and breathe my gardens…

Then comes the time I spend putting all the bounty from my gardens ‘up’… precious life source that I feed my family through the cold winter months here in Michigan. Canning, freezing, drying and root cellaring… I love to feed my family.

The house gets pretty neglected starting mid-August through the end of October.  The gardens and their goods take every spare moment of my time. It’s a race… between me and the produce…. and I won!

Now’s the time I begin my fall cleaning, purging and organizing the house. It’s time to regroup, pitch and toss the junk and tidy up what stays. Organization falls into one of my ‘love’ categories… everything has its place and everything in its place.

A couple years back I did another series on organization. I thought I’d do some updates and revisions over the next month.


Here’s a breakdown of the topics I’ll be focusing on through the month of November.

*Creating and Maintaining Routines
*My Journal
*P.M.S.- this is not what you think
*Weekly Schedule at a Glance/ Focused Errand Days
*Menu Planning/ Grocery Lists
*The Walk Through
*Room by Room Cleaning How-to
*The Kitchen
*The Pantry
*The Laundry Room
*The Mud Room/ Back Entry
*The Family Room
*The Dining Room
*The Bedrooms
*The Bathrooms
*The Office
*The Garage
*The Homemakers 10 Commandments

Keep posted for my first post coming tomorrow!
Happy Day,

6 thoughts on “New Organization Series

  1. Hi Jean, I love this because I feel the same way this time of year. While others celebrate the change of seasons and cooler temps and all things pumpkin spice, I’m sad that the flowers are fading and the days are shorter. Like you, I find myself de-cluttering and cleaning, so I look forward to your November posts.


    • Yes, fall is lovely and all… but I am a summer baby. Give me the heat, the sunshine and the ability to work outside. I hope you’ll be able to glean something new through my posts!
      Thanks for stopping by,


  2. Wow! Can you just come move in with me and turn me into an organized person?! I so admire what you do. I am the opposite. My house is completely cluttered with paintings– some on their way out to shows and some just back… plus all of the print manufacturing and cards… HELP!


    • Well Renee… we all have our vices! I hope you’ll join me here through November and maybe you can take back some of the space. I’m sure you’ll be able to use some of the ideas to get your area’s organized!
      thanks for stopping by,


  3. I’m looking forward to a few of your topics for next month. Your page is beautiful and alive with colour. How I would love to have grown up learning how to can and garden as you do. Thank you for sharing Jean.


    • Hi Amanda… thanks for the kind words and if there is anything you’d like to touch on specifically, don’t hesitate to ask! I’ll try to do my best!
      I love canning, but honestly yes it did grow up with it, but more often than not I was shoooooed off… I won’t do that to my children.
      I only started canning 20 years ago for my own family… and you know what? you can do it too!
      Check out my Facebook page if you haven’t already, I think you’ll enjoy it!


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