I have been on the search for the perfect planner for over 20 years. My obsession with planners is a little ridiculous. Last year I had my Erin Condren Life Planner, which I posted on…
Perfect! Plus it uses a discbound notebook from my beloved Martha Stewart line at Staples. Jen from IHeart Organizing made this planner, and she sells the insides in her Etsy store. I have been carrying around sheets and checklists that I made for myself on a clipboard with my Erin Condren planner, so I decided to make my own.
I bought my notebook…
My tabs are: calendar, week, tasks, blog, budget, shopping, menu and reference. I love how it has an inside folder, and slots for my business cards. It also comes with that see through pocket, to hold more extra papers.
Once again, in this project I printed out calendars from Donna Young. They are plain, a great size, and they are free! I print them back to back, always on card stock so there will be no bleed through. For my calendar section I used the two page block calendar…
By the way, I don’t like to keep this thing overloaded. I keep the calendars fully stocked, but each week I sit down on Sunday and print out new copies of my weekly planning pages, tasks, and shopping lists.
In my week section, I have chore checklists for me and my boys…
I am a big believer in the Getting Things Done system, so I have a task sheet arranged by context under the task tab, followed by a master list of household projects…
Under the blog tab I have a blog calendar for my posts, followed by a master list of blog projects. Under budget I keep a calendar, where I write down what is due when. Under the shopping tab I have a master grocery sheet, where I highlight the items I need. I have it arranged by aisle, and next to a lot of the items I have the “buy price” listed, which I got from Southern Savers.
Behind that I have a master list of things I need to buy, and a gift list for my family members. Under menu section I have my menu planning page, followed by my menu calendar. Each week I do a pantry, fridge and freezer inventory. From this and the current grocery sales I plan out up to 8 possible meals, what dessert I am going to make for Sunday dinner, and anything extra I need to make. From this I make my grocery lists by store.
I love it! And I can change any forms I want to suit me from week to week. Now I can go check this post off in my blog calendar!
Sometimes I link to:
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, The DIY Dreamer
Wednesday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Ivy and Elephants, Someday Crafts, the 36th Avenue, Southern Lovely, seven thirty-three, Semi-Homemade Mom, The Real Housewives of Riverton, lil pink pocket, Stone Gable, No Minimalist Here, A Creative Princess
Saturday: Positively Splendid