July 22, 2011
How I Use Clean Mama Printables
Today I’d like to answer a couple questions that I have received repeatedly about my printables. So bear with me as I interview myself…..
What’s your favorite kit?
Can I pick 2? Okay, The New Cleaning Kit
– I’m really excited about how it turned out – I love the format and design.
and the Budget + Bill Pay Kit
. I especially like the Bill and Payment Chceklist – it has simplified my bill paying tremendously.
Is everything in your Starter Kit?
No, I have over a hundred
original printables in my shop and the Starter Kit is just a way to get “started” using printables. The Starter Kit
includes 4 of my most popular kits – the Busy Mama Kit, the New Cleaning Kit, the New Menu Planning Kit and the Christmas Kit (which can be substituted for ANY other kit in the shop with 5 or less documents if you’d like). If you want to start a homekeeping binder and don’t know where to begin, it’s quite a bargain. 39 documents for $50.
Do you use ALL your printables?
I’ve used all of them at some time as I am testing them out for usability, functionality and as I am tweaking the format. I don’t use them all simultaneously. I have my favorites!
Are you really that organized?
Yes, and no. I love systems, routine, schedules and all things organized, but I’m human. I have a hubby, 2 small children, and a dog. And sometimes I don’t care about organization and cleaning – I’m sure you’re the same way. Routines are broken, messes are made and life happens. It’s okay – the best thing about a routine or schedule is that you can hop right on the schedule and routine train the next day or week or month. Once a system is in place, it’s easy to fall back into it.
Can you show me how you use your printables?
I have a Homekeeping Binder where I keep the printables that are in my rotation. I consult this weekly and monthly as I’m planning menus, cleaning, paying bills and scheduling. Here’s a link to a post
I did awhile back about the binder – the New Cleaning and Meal Planning Kits aren’t shown, but you get the idea.
I like the idea of printables, but I don’t want to print a lot. Any ideas?
Laminate or put your printable(s) under glass – like in a frame – and use a dry erase or permanent marker to fill in details. When the week or month is over, wipe clean and start again the next week or month. I use this laminator
(I bought it at Costco for under $20) – I’ve seen it at Joann Fabrics – great deal if you have a coupon.)
I only want one printable from a kit – will you sell just one document?
I added the ‘Just One’
printable – it’s $3 for ANY single page document in the shop.
Any new kits I can look forward to?
I’m working on a new kit that’ll be released August 1st, but you’ll have to wait. Sorry.
Do you do custom orders?
Yes, I charge a little more for them, but if you are looking for something specific or personalized, I’d love to create it for you!
I like to have everything on my iPhone/iPad – any chance you’ll go digital?
I’m looking into it.
How about documents where I can type in my own information?
Working on it – I’d love to be able to have some forms be this way and other forms remain as they are. Personally, I really like the process of sitting down and filling in charts and lists and then checking them off. It gives me that sense of accomplishment. I don’t think that I’d turn the computer on and check off something on my to-do list as quickly as I can grab a clipboard and make a little check mark.
Any other printables questions out there for me? Ask away in the comments section and I’ll answer away.
Want to check out my shop? You can go here
to do that.