Sunday, May 8, 2011

My new weekly tasks system

Well, I don't think it's any surprise to you, my close friends, that I'm not the world's most organized person. Nor am I the best house keeper. Up until now I haven't had specific days set aside for anything I do (except scheduled events like preschool). I do my laundry when things start running out. I clean the bathrooms when I can't stand the little toothpaste flecks on the mirror any longer. I...ok. I shouldn't divulge all of my house keeping sins here. I am trying to be better and get more organized though.

I recently came across a cute and simple system at Sherbet Blossom I thought might work for me. It's one you can purchase for a download to print, but you could easily make this if you felt crafty. Cut some cute coordinating card stock to an easy to handle size (3 for each day's tasks and one for each day of the week) print daily tasks on white card stock and glue on, etc. I have not felt like paper crafting at all, so I chose to buy and print it. I'll customize and add a few things here or there, but overall I think it will work for me. At least I hope it will help...

It splits each day up into 3 parts.
1.Daily morning tasks (empty dishwasher, review calendar and to do list, personal time)
2. "To do" items for the day
3. Daily evening tasks (run dishwasher, review calendar for tomorrow and personal--things like scriptures and journal)

Her suggested days for the "To dos" are as follows (though you can easily customize it and move it around to your schedule):
Monday: Major housecleaning day laundry, vacuum and dust, mop floors, wipe down doors, deep clean bathrooms
Tuesday: free/ clean out car (I think I'm going to add baking day -- bread, granola bars, etc.)
Wednesday: Problem area day--clean out fridge, clean kitchen, clean one problem area, make menu and grocery list (I'm adding empty all trash cans and take trash to curb)
Thursday: Grocery shopping and errands, clean bedrooms
Friday: date day -- clean out diaper bags/ purses, do something nice for hub
Sat.: Focus on family day
Sunday: day of rest. blog/journal, read

I'll hopefully get around to posting about how this works for me. I'm really hoping it will help. I often think if I just had a good system in place I could be better, but maybe I'm the problem rather than the system being the problem...time will tell I guess.