So I just installed a countdown widget on my blog for the first day of school. 22 DAYS!! Where did the summer go?? Here in South Carolina the obvious answer would be that the summer got flooded out. The Noah’s Ark jokes are wearing thin. Now, in the old days, I had the usual stuff to get done before school starts. Shopping for new clothes,
I know I have talked about it before, but today I am going to talk about how much I love my Erin Condren Life Planner. Isn’t it adorable? Not only can you pick your pattern, you can pick your colors, your personalization, and even add pictures! It makes it so much more fun to use a planner when you love the way it looks, silly
Paper management can be daunting. All of us have had the mad scramble looking for a permission slip at the last minute. Here is the system I have finally settled on, that seems to keep me pretty much on track. 1. Inbox: one basket that serves as the primary holding spot for all incoming paper. Control Journal: has a section for schedules, where I keep
Let’s talk about cleaning. I can remember when I was growing up, my mother would do spring and fall cleaning. Now, there are things about being a military family that were good, some bad. Looking back, I realize that one good thing about moving every two years is that your house can only get so dirty! Anyway. I am not down with the big cleaning.
Kids’ Control Journal Today was the perfect day to prove to me how important the routines in my control journal are. I am one of those people who can usually get by without an alarm clock. I set one anyway, but almost every day I am awake before it goes off. My teenaged son had to wake me up this morning! He was up on
When I first quit working, I went a little nuts with coupons. I had a coupon binder, and would spend hours a week clipping coupons and filing them in my baseball card pages. I don’t even want to think about how many times my binder got dropped and I had to put it all back together. Finally, I admitted that I was not happy with
DAY THREE So you should now have a rough draft of your daily routine from yesterday. Today we will work on the weekly plan. Here is where I start to stray from Flylady. Flylady’s weekly plan goes like this: Monday: Weekly Home Blessing (big cleaning day) Tuesday: Free Day Wednesday: Zone Cleaning and Partial Desk Time Thursday: Grocery and Errand Day Friday: Paperwork and Misc.,
Day two! 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 Address book Personal section Emergency numbers
Oh, no! It is already October 1st, which means it is time for the “31 Days Of…” challenge from the nester to start, which means it is time for me to start blogging daily on the topic I chose. My control journal. What the heck is that? I have found that the best way for me to deal with my ADD is to have routines.
I have a confession to make. I am absolutely and completely addicted to organization. I didn’t say that I am organized. I am obsessed with the whole IDEA of being organized. I love the feeling I get when I have a new plan. I would seriously love to have just half of the money back that I have spent on planners, calendars, binders, baskets, plastic