For today’s Simply Sunday post I wanted to share with you my journey to create a Home Management Notebook. I was first introduced to this concept by simplemom, who you know is one of my favorite bloggers.
What intrigued me about this idea comes from my frustration, which I have shared with you before, about not being organized at home. This Home Management Notebook is like a stay at home mom’s day planner. I had one when I was in the work force and performed wonderfully with it, so why not re-apply it to home.
The basic premise is to plan your days and have all relevant information for running the house in one location. I am in the process of creating mine and will fill you in next week on all the forms I found useful for mine.
One of my favorite forms from simplemom is her Daily Docket! You can download a copy HERE. I love that it has a to-do list along with an hourly calendar. It reminds you to drink your water and plan dinner. It just seems to be the perfect form for me. She uses a Master Checklist to help determine her to-do list for the day. She then picks 3 items as the MIT (most important items) for the day. These are the 3 MUST DO items!!
I cannot wait to set up my notebook for February and incorporate her great forms along with the minimum maintenance ideas as well. I have so many ideas I have to watch out and not OVERDO the notebook. Next week I will share my notebook along with my favorite calendar, meal planning, cleaning, and budget forms… so stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out simplemom’s Home Management Notebook and associated posts to give you some ideas.
Do you have a home management notebook? What do you keep in it??