Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HOUSEHOLD AGENDA

As I've shared on my blog several times before, I do LOVE to be

O R G A N I Z E D

in fact, I love anything  to do with organization.  I love all those cute boxes, bins, baskets, folders, notebooks, etc., etc., etc. that are sold by the likes of Ikea, containerstore.com, Target, seejanework.com and other wise businesses that understand us organization junkies!  I saw the c-u-t-e-s-t green boxes at Wal-Mart today…I just stood there drooling.  I may have to go back and get those for an upcoming project. 

Here is my newest addition to my "organized everything" mentality…


I read about setting up a notebook for anyone who wanted to run their household more smoothly.  Without children living at home anymore I don't have to worry so much about a dozen different schedules, but we do still have grandkids' soccer and baseball games and school programs to attend, church and work responsibilities to get done, and of course all those enjoyable dentist and doctor appointments.  There's just something about seeing all that organized and down in print that I like!

I divided my HOUSEHOLD  AGENDA into various sections including:

Calendar
Menu Planner
Online Banking
(for helping me to remember all those pesky passwords & login names!)
Projects
Miscellaneous
(for everything else)


Look at these too cute Calendars…

My birthday month:)

I have to give credit for these to this wonderful blog site…



anythingbutperfect.com is owned by the cutest gal named Angela who describes herself as creative  (I definitely agree) and slightly OCD (oh, yeah…I can identify with that!)  She has sooo many cute freebie printables on her blog and I have grabbed my share.  Thank you, AngelaEverything she creates is rather perfect to me!

Here are my Weekly Menus…well, the blank pages anyway.  I'm still a work in progress on setting up these.  I do think though that if I can get used to doing them they will save me time and money…both of which sound great to me!


This is my grocery list...yes, it's in ABC order:)  For the almost 42 years we've been married I do the bulk of my grocery shopping once a week.  I use this list monthly to help me keep up with what I need to buy.  I just check the pantry and cabinets against the list to see what we need.


Here are my TO DO LISTS...also a work in progress. I tend to write down notes all over the place and stack them up near the phone. This was my Jan. list and I did manage to accomplish some of it!


I always try to keep a running list of PROJECTS…there are always things to be done, both "now" and "in the future".  I love it when I get to √ off an item or two…mission accomplished!



I do still have some empty sections and haven't yet decided what all I want to include, but I'm sure as the year progresses I'll think of something!  I have been pleasantly surprised at how often I go to my AGENDA...just seeing it sitting there next to the phone gives me an organized feeling.  We all gotta get our highs somehow! 

Better go check the calendar and see what's up for the rest of the day!  Hope all is well with you and yours.

7 comments:

yaya said...

I'm glad it's not summer because my mouth was hanging open reading your post and I'm sure I would have caught some flies! I am so impressed, and inspired...I look around at my computer room and think...please don't ever let this sweet lady come and visit. Not until I can get just a teensy bit more on the ball! Thanks for sharing and giving me a little push to get myself more organized!

Theresa said...

I am like Yaya, I am so impressed and inspired too! I have been thinking about doing something similar:) I have too many things in too many places! I needed to see how nice it is to get it all together in one place! HUGS!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love it! I have a similar calendar set on my smart phone! It really helps to keep me organized!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good heavens! Like yaya I am just plain dumbfounded!! AMAZING! I am not the most organized person and it's probably a good thing. I have always admired those that were able to do what you do. I tend to make lists of my lists..*sigh*
I really do not think I will EVER master the art of organization. It certainly can make life easier though..
I do try though. Does that count? :)
Hugs!!

Linsey said...

I need you to organize my life!!!

I thought about this post you might like since you like to mark things off and you have an ipad!
http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2012/01/teux-deux-has-changed-my-life/

NitWit1 said...

I am not that organized. My basic tool is a every large desktop calendar with big squares.

My husband and I both write our appts and other oblications in the square. We pass by and read it several times a day, because it always is a work in progress.

Every thing is noted like allergy shot every two weeks. Church office every Thursday 10-2, etc.

HHI said...

I love how you put pictures with all your posts! You really understand visual learners:) Hope you're doing well! Please give yourself and Mr. Luckie a hug and a hello from Holly. Love you both very much!