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Old 09-01-2009, 05:09 PM
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How did you devise your organizational plans for your home...etc?

I'm in need of some time management and organizational skills. I'm curious how those of you who use written plans, weekly charts, menus...etc came up with these ideas.

Did you read a certain book, look at certain websites, try a "hit or miss" approach to certain things...or what?

I'd really appreciate all of the tips that you would share with me.

Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:16 AM
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:47 AM
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I have a diary that has all dates needed as they come along and a weekly magnetic calendar I write up sunday night (from said diary) on the fridge so that every one can look at a glance and see what everyone else is doing, working hours, sports etc.
The rest I just wing it sorry, if I don't' have the time in the daylight hours to do my jobs or get things done I do it at night, it all gets done eventually.

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Are you speaking of scheduling the cleaning and other chores around the house? That I don't do I just wing it and do things as they come up.

I do have a family calendar and post all activities for each member so anyone can see what is going on. I will have to ask my sister where she got it as I'd never seen one before with 5 columns for the family members to list each day. Maybe if I hint now I'll get one for Christmas again, grins.

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Are you speaking of scheduling the cleaning and other chores around the house? That I don't do I just wing it and do things as they come up.

I do have a family calendar and post all activities for each member so anyone can see what is going on. I will have to ask my sister where she got it as I'd never seen one before with 5 columns for the family members to list each day. Maybe if I hint now I'll get one for Christmas again, grins.

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I'm looking for ways to organize everything...family, cooking, chores...etc. At this point, I get things done but we are very unorganized.
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I do have a cleaning checklist on the fridge. It lists things that need to be done daily, weeky and each week has a room to deep clean. I used to use it faithfully and it worked wonders. As for other organiztion, hit and miss. I am always trying to read more books and try new things. I have been thinking about how to organize my sewing room...... ta da! My avon boxes! Fabric to make baby bibs in this box, Happy Pads in this box.... guess what I will be doing this weekend.
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If you go to the Donna Young website you will find all kinds of printables, including a chore chart. There is also a customizable yearly housework chart that is really useful.
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If you go to the Donna Young website you will find all kinds of printables, including a chore chart. There is also a customizable yearly housework chart that is really useful.
Thanks, Barbszy! She has a lot of great info. on her site.
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Hi here what helps me.
my tools- 1 at a glance red zipper up notebook. In it I have a dollar store Monthly planner, a regular size legal pad. In side my planner I keep adresses and phone numbers plus events of who as to be were. Plus note of events we might like to go to highlighted in yellow. I high light boyscouts in green, cubscouts in blue, and girlscouts in pink. my note pad I take notes and todo list of gets and needs.
In our kitchen I have a cork borad with a house chore list. Monday's is livingroom, Tuesdays bedrooms, Wednesdays Bathroom & hall way, Thrusday Kitchen and dinningroomarea, Friday outdoor porches, yard or garden. Saturdays 1 hour house blessing you hit the hot spots and the 5 tidy steps. These 5 tidy steps are the first things I do of the day to the room assign to that day. Family are to help.
House rules is you wake up make your bed, I start the load of clothes (which I do 1 load a day if I know I'm going to be gone the next day I do 2. By doing 1 load a day I can keep up pretty good.) the kids feed the pets and the rabbits and chickens and collect the eggs, I fix breakfast and prep for dinner. After breakfast all that eat help clean up then if a week day we start our learning adventure. We work on this till 3 then we hit the room of the day. Starting with the 5 step tidy then work from a list of deeper cleaning. 4:00 we finish fixen supper eat clean up. Then it scouts or kick back and relax. I plan menu as a guide to what I have and sales. Lunch is yesterday left overs if no leftover i fix potato soup or somting.
I get my ideas thru reading about what work for others bought books, and so on.
Hope this is a little help. If not just ask.
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Barbzy, I am gonna have to go look at that site. Tree- wow! I am impressed! I could never be that organized! We live in a house of disorganization. We have no set days, events or such. It drives me crazy!!!! I have organized a few things that makes life easier. I have a bright coloured garbage bag that we put everything to be donated in. That way I never have to look for give away stuff when they call for pick up.
Nope, that's about it! Man, do I need help or what!? Ajrsmom, I am sorry I cannot help, but maybe I will learn some things here too!
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