I’m happy to say I’m staying more organized now, finally! I’ve come up with a plan, it works for me, it helps keep my brain in order throughout the day and I actually get even more done! The key is learning how to organize my time. Something I tried to work on before but didn’t work out so well for me. I needed a better plan and I needed a good one that I could stick with.
So basically what I did was come up with an “adult chore chart” for myself. A list of what I needed to get done during the day in order to maximize my time and keep my sanity. I put my plan in a folder with prongs. Each week when I come up with my menu I take all the recipes I want to make (I keep all my recipes in sheet protectors in binders) and but them in the back of the folder. In the front in my daily “chores” and my weekly and monthly cleaning “chores” that I need to do. I also have a spare space to write in what I want to blog that day and other things I need to get done including any groceries I need to buy if I’m going to town that day. I also wrote on the front sheet what I’m making for supper so I can get out anything I need to thaw in the morning. The “chore” sheets are lists I’ve come up with that I put inside sheet protectors(so I don’t have to print off a new one each day) and I check out what I’ve gotten accomplished and I can see what I have left to do.
Here is a few pictures of my folder and the recipes in the back.
Here is an example of my daily schedule. Everyone’s schedule will have to fit their needs but you can get a basic idea from this. This is my winter daily plan. Of course I’ll have to come up with a new one in the spring/summer and in the fall with gardening season.
Make bed (My grandma always told me to do this everyday and I never knew how “picked up” it made me feel until I was doing it at my own house.)
Put in a load of laundry
Open chicken door and collect eggs
Clean up dishes
Pick up kitchen
Get out things for supper
Clean up dishes
Quick clean up around house
Put laundry in dryer
Check for eggs
Clean up dishes and run dishwasher
Put away laundry
That’s my daily plan. Like I said on my daily plan sheet I also have what I need to blog, what I’m making for supper, and anything else I need to get done. Having these lists help tremedously with what I need to get done during the day. But don’t think I’m perfect, I have days where I don’t feel like following the list and so I slack off. But at the end of the day, I feel so much better when I get the things done on my list that I need to do then when I just sit around.
As many of my regular readers know I also like to stay organized throughout the week. I have a plan for my blog and what gets posted on what day. I do all my baking on one day and then I don’t have to worry about it the rest of the week. And with my meal plan I know what I need to make on that day. It all works together!
What about you? Do you have a daily or weekly plan? Does it help you to stay organized or do you find it hard to follow?