Make Your Own Simple Household Planner
Comment posted A Simple Household Planner by Jan Ferrante.
Hey Fee! How did you make out with your spring cleaning challenge? I’ve been trying to spend more time outside than in and my laptop quit on me so I haven’t been online much but enjoying the summer! The Best!! Just got a replacement so I should be good to go again.
Are you still looking for a buddy? I did so well last spring that it’s been pretty good here with some neglect over the summer but I could commit 20 minutes per day to get a little focus going especially in the kitchen – just let me know!
Jan Ferrante also commented
- Hi Fee, I think generally the less you can put in it the better. I find that when I have too much stuff in a binder each thing becomes less focused. The fix for that I find is to store action type things – worksheets, checklists etc that I DO in one binder, and reference material in another.
Do you have the TAKE 5 checklist sheet? I don’t think that you need to print off all of the take 5 things either although there are pdf’s for each unless you want a reference to the details.
But there is a one sheet checklist that can be used to stay on track within your planner – to be sure you don’t miss any or on days you might want to get ahead or do more.
They are in the TAKE 5 group if you don’t have it.
So in addition to your BOOST housework circuit sheet and your take 5 checklist – you could have a separate BOOST housework circuit sheet for your kids if you use it that way.
I’m not sure offhand what is in the Spring Cleaning Challenge stuff that could be used as a quick reference checklist to stay on top of things. I’ll have a look. If there isn’t anything it would make a great addition.
After that, anything you DO. So you may want to keep a reference sheet of phone numbers you call often – maybe your children’s friends phone numbers, dr’s and emergency numbers, that kind of thing.
Then they are also easily referenced if someone else needs them rather than having to going through your address book.
A few good green cleaning recipes may be handy and favourite recipes that you and your family make – you could put some in that you want to try as well, but don’t get too far ahead until you do try them. Maybe one or two a week – what ever works for you.
You could put a monthly calendar sheet to track any appointments and as a place for the kids to put anything you need to know as well as school sheets that need to be signed etc. That could save a BIG headache!
I’ll think more about it and do an article, I think it’s a fantastic question! I also am going to add more about using the BOOST circuit with kids and send it out to everyone who has it.
Recent comments by Jan Ferrante
- Home Organization Tips – Self Discpline is the Queen of Everything
The best way that I have found to build self discipline is to start small and work up. It becomes easier and easier as it becomes a habit but it is a large step to get started, so chunking it down helps.
Often we make a ‘mountain out of a mole hill’ in our mind and that keeps us from even starting.
Just choose one thing to start with – you can make it your daily shower – that is something that will make you feel better as well. Add to that.
I have found that spending a little time on myself every day has completely changed my outlook, my energy and my self esteem.
If you can, make an appointment with the hairdresser to get your hair done (you could make that your one week reward) – what ever it needs (mine is quite grey and was making me look and feel dragged out so I got highlights – best thing I’ve done for awhile!) and I got a more stylish cut too. Love it and I feel so much better.
The small things really do add up.
I’m glad that you asked, I will look at that question closer.
Stay in touch, let us know how you do.
- What is Your Secret to Keeping Your House Clean and Tidy?
Absolutely Fee!! Sometimes the first step is the only one missing. The rest just fall into place after that. It’s one of the reasons that I like my BOOST circuit sheet, it keeps me from having to do much in the way of planning, at least in the area of the basic housework chores, I can just jump right in without thinking – which works very well for me some days :0))
- The Secret to Success
That is so true!! It’s been a big part of my strategy this year – taking small steps and pushing myself and growing a little at a time rather than thinking I should ‘be there’ in one gigantic step. It’s working better than I ever thought possible!!
The job is a good example. It’s at the valumart in town. Saying it sounds so small, but the truth is that it’s a big step out for me after being home so many years and having other things on my plate -but it’s doable – more so now than ever since I have been taking ‘baby steps’ already – at one time even that was more than I would have been able to think of doing. It’s a logical progression exactly as you said – one step at a time! The trick is to keep going :0)
Hi Melanie!! I’m glad that you let me know. I will email you so that we can see if we can get you in here!!
- Phase Two – Decluttering and Deep Cleaning
Hi Fee, great to know!! I’m glad to hear that you have been doing well despite being very busy. If you need anything just let me know! I am going to go work on my bedroom, it’s going to be like a new room soon!
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