Something is seriously wrong with me. For the last few days I have been itching to organize. If you knew me in real-life, you would know how ridiculous this sounds. Me, want to organize? Voluntarily? That is one of my most dreaded tasks!
But alas, it’s true! Saturday was spent organizing our storage room and taking a large load to Goodwill (before the year’s end). We also took down Christmas and rearranged furniture. I enjoy Christmas decorations, but I really enjoy the feeling of a bare, uncluttered house!
Yesterday, I spent
the boys Little Brother’s entire nap time finishing writing my goals and putting together this handy-dandy binder. Yep, I am the proud new owner of this home organization binder.
I’m feeling half-proud and half-dorky. And yes, those are smudges you see on my binder. I recycled one we had in our basement…and couldn’t get the smudges off no matter how hard I scrubbed! :)
Oh, what’s that? You’re wondering what’s inside my binder??? I thought you’d never ask!
:: A daily checklist of the daily tasks that need to get done (running dishwasher, play time with the boys, etc). I used Money Saving Mom’s Daily Docket.
:: A cleaning schedule for each day of the week. I used Money Saving Mom’s Customizable Cleaning List.
:: An organization calendar with one organizing task each day of the year. I used My Simpler Life’s printable Declutter Calendar.
:: My goals for the year. I already shared a few of my goals, but I decided to make them a bit more specific and measurable. I used Money Saving Mom’s Customizable Goal Planning Worksheets. I really love this resource because it encourages you to first list your priorities and then base your goals off of those.
FYI: Part of my blogging goal is to limit the amount of time I spend on the computer to ensure my other priorities are in line. I’m planning on continuing to post daily, but it will probably be just one post per day (unlike the 2 posts I’ve been averaging recently).
:: Our budget. It’s still a work in progress…but we’ve decided to use the software You Need a Budget.
I typed up a quick cover for the binder on Word and voila!
Maybe, just maybe, this will help me stay organized in the coming year. Four days down…only 361 to go!
What is your favorite organizational method???