The first thing I was curious about was the donut tray. Did she have it in the second book? Yes she does.
|p. 184 in first edition vs. p. 52 in new version|
|My Leaning Two-Step Sorting System|
system takes a backseat (chapter 20) to her emphasis on 8 steps in chapters 4-11. The 8 steps are:
Certainly the LORD has been helping my efforts as I go through this house, and the discipline of prayer and Bible study is so important to me. I want God to be at the center of my efforts each and every day. I know He is guiding my caregiving of my husband and I know people are praying for us.
My husband's memory is slowly leaving his mind and I realize that I need to make photo albums soon before I finish Area #7, the guest bedroom. Lots of photos are in that room and I set up the same table that was in Area #4 as a project place now. Usually I would do a project in the den or on the dining room table, but now I have a project place picking up on Mrs. Clark's suggestions. I am now trying to get a photo album of some sort done for my husband by Valentines Day. It is the green drop down one at the right pictured below--much easier than a Creative Memories album, and it will fit nicely on his new DVD coffee table.
|Station for creating photo albums|
Love having this place to work that is not in the sight zone. When we have overnight company, it will be changed.
The updated book emphasies label makers. I have an Electronic Dymo Labelmaker and am ordering Dymo tape for it so I will be able to mark containers in the home.
This 2013 edition of the book also has a glossary of terms and a chapter on yard sales. It was so much fun to read this book and gain new concepts about my housekeeping and de-cluttering efforts.