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8.30.2011

How I Keep Myself Organized: My Weekly List

You probably wonder what I do all day now that I'm not working full-time. You probably think that I sew all day long. This is only partly true. I was pretty nervous that I would waste my time once I stopped working so I set up a weekly list for myself. To tell you the truth, when I was working full-time, my husband did more of the cleaning than I did. I'm not great at working full-time and being a wife. I was determined to tackle the cleaning myself so that my husband can focus on school.
Anyway, I remembered seeing a weekly cleaning list that Erika had made a long time ago. I decided to make one of my own for myself. I decided how I wanted my cleaning to go, added my meal spots, and left room to write in any extras. Then I framed it and got a dry erase marker so I can check things off my list. I know this won't work when I have lots of kids and am even more busy, but I think it'll keep me organized with at least this first child.
I hung it in the kitchen facing away from out front door, so nobody can really see it but me. (There is a doorway right behind this little wall that leads to the hallway and bedrooms. I'm just not finished with all the decorating so I'm not letting you see everything.)
It's right next to the sink. (I totally love that anybody standing in the front door cannot see my sink. It's not like we have dishes in there all the time, but it's just nice.)
Above it is a card I framed that makes me happy every time I see it. Its just some happy birds in happy colors.
I write out our dinners and breakfasts and anything else I need to remember to do. Then I've split up the cleaning throughout the week so that it's easy to accomplish one or two things a day. So far, it's been perfect for me! I really should have done this a long time ago to get myself organized.
If you want to make one of your own, here are two a blank ones you can fill out yourself. I used picnik to do mine. I'd love to see what you do with yours if you decide to use this method! How do you keep yourself organized?

4 comments:

  1. Love this! To be honest-being organized is one of the things that keeps me sane being a mommy! I am super attached to my planner and calendar. This is such a great idea!

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  2. I love this I am not a great organizer I never know what I'm doing for diner till 6 pm I think this is a great way that is simple and visual and holds you accountable with the little check circles

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  3. I totally know how you feel...I am awful about cleaning while I'm working...my boyfriend does most of the cooking and I do most of the cleaning. I've actually used my sick days with this kidney stone to catch up...lol

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  4. I love this so much I actually made one and am using it. Check it out! http://watercaptain.blogspot.com/2011/09/weekly-list.html

    Thanks!

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