This is what my weekly or monthly list of TTD looks like. I don’t have anything special and no dividers. I have a notebook. I call it my reference book. Every note, appt, phone call etc. goes in my reference book. It fits in my purse and cost me $1.00 at the Dollar Store. I have tried other systems, but eventually a person has to do what works for them. This works for me. I am very simple, not complex.
As one can see, I did get alot of things crossed of, but I am still working on more items today.
My list always fills up before everything is crossed off! Well, with 3 kids what do I expect? Oh, I know time to get it done.
I walk around the house and then add to my list all projects that need to be done. This way helps me to stay efficient and not miss any items. Somehow the list is never empty or small. After that I then break everything down into weekly, or daily increments. That way nothing is missed and I am not overly stressed. Realization sets in that even if I set a date that I am possible setting myself up for disappointment.
Sometimes if it does not get done, it does not get done. For instance, I have wanted to paint the basement floor for 2 years now. My final resolve is that someday it will get done. I just keep chucking away at my list.
Someday everything will be crossed off my list, so right now I am enjoying my season of motherhood with my kids.
I know that I will not be this busy forever, so I keep that in mind when I stress over my undone list.
But…….I do keep a list. Funny part? Growing up I was super unorganized. I once went to a Clarinet competition ( yes I was in band) and forgot the Clarinet. My parents loved that! Everything I saw my parents do I made a resolve to avoid. Guess what? Good parenting advice does kick in when you have a family and a household to run.
Any funny or quirky ways to organize your home? Comment below.