Organize now! Jennifer Ford Berry Week 3: Organize Your Cleaning Schedule

Here are the goals for the week:

1. Make a list of the chores that need to be done around the house.   There are a lot of good examples of this on pinterest.  I have so many of these pinned under “organize my life”, I guess this is as good a time as any to actually use my pins.  Check out these for some inspiration:

Example cleaning Schedulehttp://www.ateaspoonofhappiness.com/daily-cleaning-schedule-the-pinterest-challenge-part/

Cleaning schedule 2

http://freshmommyblog.com/faves-the-cleaning-calendar/

Goal 2 is to cleanone chore daily.  This is profound to me because I try to clean everything, get overwhelmed, and give up.

overwhelmed

It’s not logical or productive, but I tend to do it always.  Funny how lowering your expectation makes executing it easier.

Goal 3:  Take 15 mins each night and straighten up before bed.

There a several other good tips listed, but these I think will be the most helpful and effective for me.  Cleaning has always been a hard thing for me.  So here’s hoping I can achieve these.  I just need keep remember

Organize now! Jennifer Ford Berry Week 2: Organize your Schedule

This week’s goals are to use one planner for everything and to plan everything in advance if you can.  Also, if your a “TO DO Lister” like me to split them into three catagories:  Daily, Weekly, and Future.

So here is where I am currently.

Planners 5

Planners:  4

Planner 1:  I have a family magnetic calender, which I bought when I tried to make a command center.  I implemented it and it worked for a while.  Unfortunately, like all good things it ends too soon (Possible future organizing project).  My failure in that situation was not maintaining.  So now this is on the fridge to inform me what’s going on in our family.  It also lets the husband make appointments without me, which rarely happens.

Planner 2:  Exercise Schedule.  This is just the group exercise schedule for my gym.  This just ensures that I don’t accidentally walk into a body building class when I just want a little yoga.

Planner 3:  Blog Calendar.  So I’m new to this blog thing.  I want to be organized and consistent.  So I looked up a few tips beforehand.  Tips included a blog planner.

Planner 4:  Personal Planner.  This is basically my progress calendar.  Where I record what I actually did for the day.  Like the exercise class or if I managed to publish a blog.  It has all the other appointments too.  It lives in my ginormous purse.

Oh crap…I spoke too soon.  I actually have five planners.

Planner 5:  My google calendar.  This is the one on my phone where I also put everything in to.

So now just reflecting on what I have and what I use it for, consolidating seems genius.