As I've mentioned in the past, home management (as in, keeping the house clean) has been a struggle for me since we got married. I've tried every cleaning schedule in the book and have always ended up falling behind and living in a messy house. The past several weeks I feel like I've finally found a system that works well for me (for now!). I've been using three great (affordable!) resources, so I wanted to take a few posts to share them with y'all in hopes that you'll find them as helpful as I have.
Daily Docket form found here, from Money Saving Mom. I use the one that's already filled in, though there is a customizable form you can use as well. On Saturdays, I print out six of these to use Monday through Saturday the following week.
It has a place for my daily to-do list, blogging stuff, meals for the day, and a pre-written daily chores list as well as a place to check off whether I've exercised and read my Bible. I stick a page on the fridge every morning, and I find it very motivating and useful. And, since Crystal is in a somewhat similar season of life (staying home with littles--though she has three and two of them are older than mine!) the daily chores she has on it are pretty close to what I need to do every day to keep things running smoothly. Plus, they are divided into what time of day they need to be done, which I find helpful as well.
There's just something about having a pretty list to check off--and the fact that it's pre-written motivates me to do things I might not get around to even if they should be done. I also love having everything I need to do for the day written on one sheet of paper. It's much better for me to stay organized when I don't have a different page for everything. Using this Daily Docket has really been a lifesaver for me.
I'd love to know what y'all do to keep yourselves and your homes organized! Please share in the comments. :)
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.