OK. So yesterday I talked about getting your supplies together. The Flylady has her own series on how to set up your control journal, and you can find it here. Mine started out exactly like hers, but it has changed over the years. Her dividers are:
Daily routines and reminders
Basic weekly plan
Menus and grocery list
Whereas mine are:
Daily (my daily routines)
Weekly (my weekly routines)
Calendar (handouts and schedules for reference)
Shopping (my buy price lists and permanent checklists, more on this later)
Menus (monthly menu plans, more on this later)
Church (Bible reading lists, etc. )
You will have to decide what works for you.
Now we will get started on your first section: Daily Routines. What do you really need to do every day? Flylady has a whole section on setting up daily routines here. It is different for everyone. I have things that I do every morning, every evening, and every night before I go to bed.
Feed dogs and cat
Put clothes in dryer
Pick up clutter
Clean sinks, and counters
Weekly chores (THIS IS FROM TOMORROW, WEEKLY PLAN)
15 minutes in Zone (FROM FLYLADY, THIS WILL BE COVERED LATER )
@HOME (THIS WILL BE COVERED WHEN I TALK ABOUT “GETTING THINGS DONE”)
Dinner tomorrow? (JUST A REMINDER IN CASE I NEED TO GET SOMETHING OUT TO THAW)
Clear out hot spots (FROM “FLYLADY”)
Pick up living room
Shine kitchen sink and counter
Dishes in dishwasher
Lay out dishcloths
If I follow this plan, my life just runs a lot more smoothly. As you go about your day, make notes about what you are doing. I like to think about my family being able to use it to keep things going when I win a vacation in the Caribbean. For now, just write it down on a piece of notebook paper, one for each routine. I now have mine typed up and in page protectors. Then I just use a dry erase marker to check them off, and I wipe them off at the end of the day.
Here is what my CJ looks like right now:
I had better get to it! Tomorrow we will work on setting up our Weekly Plan.
*Sometimes I link up at these parties…
Monday: Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch, Jam Hands, Home Stories A-Z, How to Nest for Less, Today’s Creative Blog, Thrifty Décor Chick, Not Just a Housewife, Boogieboard Cottage,Time Warp Wife, Chef In Training, The Ivy Cottage Blog, Holly’s Stamping Addiction, Serendipity and Spice, Homestead Revival
Tuesday: Bowl Full of Lemons, Organize & Decorate Everything, Primitive and Proper, homework, Tilly’s Nest, Elizabeth & Co., Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Project Queen, Sugar Bee Crafts, Time Warp Wife, Coastal Charm
Saturday: Positively Splendid