Erin Condren planner craze. I will not lie, I think that planner is fun, easy to use and a great idea . . . if you have lots of stuff to write down. All I really use is the monthly planner - not the planner as a whole. I have also found that it is a little big for me to carry. I'm a small purse kinda girl so I have to carry it in addition to my purse. With this new plan, I'm going to go back to just the month-to-month small purse calendar eventually since everything I need for my days at home are in my new files.
I know it is hard to read but the long skinny column on the left hand side is my day- starting with 7:00 am and ending at 9:00 pm since I seldom have anything earlier than that or later than that in a day. The 4 sections on the top are my routines - my morning, afternoon, and evening routine and also my kids routine. This allows me to always keep those routines in my face but without having lose paper everywhere. The large section in the middle is the To Do List - where I write down everything from phone calls to what bills need to be paid that day to paperwork I need to complete. Finally, the full section at the bottom is my Weekly Goal Section. As you now, I set goals each month. In this section, I write down what specific item I want to complete on that day. For example, with my declutter project - I want to complete 30 minutes in the basement and 15 minutes in the kitchen on that day. I rotate the top sheet to the back each day - so yes, they all stay in the file. The Right side of the folder is my weekly information.
The top sheet is broken down by day and I have entered things that repeat such as doing the zone cleaning for that week, spending 15 minutes deep cleaning the zone room, taking out the trash and changing the sheets. If I have tasks that I need to do on a certain day I could also list them there (such as dentist appointments or hair cuts so I don't forget about them!) Are you with me so far?
The second page is more of a reminder page for me - it includes a list of what things I need to clean weekly in the bathroom, kitchen, and weekly home blessing. Eventually I will list monthly chores here that need to get done but I haven't gone that far yet :-)
Then I included the list of things for our summer activities - it allows me to see what I need at a glance.
Finally, (oops I forgot to actually staple it in the file!) is the zone challenges for the week. This allows me to see what zone task I need to daily without having to log into the computer to get it done.
I do plan on keeping each weeks folder and it will go into the back of the years folders. This will allow me the freedom to look back at things as needed.
I've tried all sorts of ideas to get my routines in front of my face daily - papers taped to cupboards, laminated sheets on ring clips - but they all were bulky! This is simple and just lays on my desk. It gives me a place to file invitations right into the correct week without having to remember where I put them.