I have a new notebook in my possession. It’s the best thing ever.
It’s my household notebook.
So far it only has a few pages. But already it has been a big help.
I was online looking at house cleaning ideas and tips. I wanted help thinking of all the little (or big) things that you never think of cleaning but it turns out it could use a good clean. And, of course, as with most internet searches, one thing led to another, and the next thing I knew I was printing out some to do lists and menu planning sheets.
One of my favorites is the weekly chore schedule I found at The Project Girl. On that one I put regular household chores such as sweeping and vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom. Some I put on alternating days. Some things (like a general kitchen pick up) went on every day. Then twice a week I made a time to do a monthly chore. On the “Notes” section of the page I put different ideas for monthly chores….washing windows, dusting ceiling fans, washing the inside of trash cans to eliminate odors, etc.
I also like the master to-do list I found at The Organized Home. On this sheet I wrote down more “long-term” projects…or at least projects that don’t need to be done immediately. Included on my list right now are doing lesson plans for the class I’m teaching in the fall, learning how to downsize clothes, and shopping for VBS (oh! I get to check this one off! :D)
This notebook has helped me make better use of my time. I am super excited! I know I could have just written out my own to-do list…but somehow these colorful pages are more exciting and inspiring than my own handwriting reminding me of the work I have to do. :)