Looking for some inspiration on planners and keeping track of day-to-day life? I’m sharing how I stay organized and keep track of the day-to-day needs of my family and my life.
As most of you, I juggle a lot of things every day, week, month, year. Live is rarely not busy, and though I would love to simplify it so much to where I didn’t have to keep track of anything, the reality is that with a family – that’s not a possibility.
Between managing home, family life, homeschooling, and working from home – I need to keep track and organized in order to minimize things slipping through the cracks.
A couple of years ago I started to make and print out my own daily planner papers. Through trial and error I have tweaked it enough over time to make it fit my needs.
In true Marlene form – I try to keep things as routine as possible. Our days look very similar aside from pre-planned field trips, doctor appointments, sports, etc. I find that daily structure in general is the best way for all of us to stay on task and not fall behind. Because once you get behind on things it’s so difficult and tiresome to get caught up.
I write everything down in my daily planner pages. From breakfast to bedtime. Specific things like what today’s main cleaning area is (I spoke about that in this post) I leave to my daily cleaning worksheet which is part of my planner. By now I know my routine so I don’t really need to reference it. But every so often I like to switch things up (maybe a busy season means I need to tighten up the schedule or something) so I keep that worksheet in my planner to make sure I tackle each day according to plan.
This is a sample look at my planner if I were to use my Daily Planner (which is my preferred planner)
This is a sample look at my planner if I were to use the Weekly Planner (my daughters love this one the most)
If you’d like to purchase the full 2016 planner you can click here to see the versions, I offer (see below for a discount code). I have full size options in both weekly and daily planning styles, and the same are available in half-size for those who prefer smaller planners. Personally, I love the full size planners because the extra space helps me really keep on track of everything.
#30DayOrganize challenge day 27
Today’s challenge is about getting your day organized with a planner. Go out to Target to buy a cute one or grab mine if you’d like (use code 30DAYORGANIZE2016 to get a 50% discount – good through March 4th). OR, just grab a notebook you may have in your home and outline your day. Feel free to tag me @marlenegriffith on Instagram, I wold love to see all your progress! And don’t forget to use the challenge hashtag #30DayOrganize
Join us for the “How to Organize your Life in 30 Days” Challenge!
Do you feel like you are drowning in to do lists, laundry, and dishes? Does lack of organization cause you to lose your patience or avoid having people over? Are you often late because you can’t find what you are looking for?
As mom’s, we all have a lot on our minds and life is busy. In some seasons our mind becomes so full that we become less productive. I am teaming up with some amazing bloggers to bring you 30 days to an organized life! All you need to do to join the challenge is check out the landing page HERE and start working through the challenges.
You can join in at any point, there are no rules! Share your before or after pictures on Instagram and use the hashtag #30dayorganize for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Hobby Lobby (3 winners)! The more your engage on social media, share the graphic above, etc. the more entries you’ll have! The winners will be announced on Instagram so stay tuned!