When I mean scheduling I mean making sure its done. I don't mean I only wash dishes at 7.24pm. I just write 'dishes AM' and 'dishes PM' on my list of jobs.
No one shoot me but I think when you work outside the home PT or FT you 'have' to do jobs on certain days as you can't just wing it.
That's my theory.
For those who write down their "to do" list daily, do you then go back that night and write down things that unexpectedly came up, such as "picked DS up from school at 11am due to tooth ache"? Do you then go back and look at the list another day to see what happened that day? Not sure if that makes sense lol.
On days at home I love being lazy in the mornings but I find that it then runs into the rest of the day. On most days, I put a load of washing on first thing, do some cleaning and tidying for 40 mins or so while my toddler eats breakfast then we're ready for the day early on and I don't have to spend the whole day doing chores.
I just find if I write things down, I do them. Im addicted to my Erin Condren day planner and I have stamps for washing/cleaning and i mark those down. I schedule things I like buying birthday presents, buying my Ds new shoes, story time at the library, afternoons baking together. I just find I fit so much more into my week that I want to get done and we have more downtime.
I found a great meal planning pad of sheets that's magnetic and goes on my fridge. I think it's this one.
This one is good too
Kikki k have some good planners.
Here's my kikki k lists on the fridge. The shopping list tears off. Since I started meal planning I find there's less wastage and forgetting about things in the cupboard/fridge. Plus if I have a few minutes in the morning I can start prepping so less to do when the newborn is fussing in the evenings. The to do list is non urgent things I get to when I have time during the day.
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My daily to do lists are in my diary.
Eta: there are heaps more lists I have floating around- present ideas for others, wish lists for things I want, logins and passwords, budgets and when bills due etc etc
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I also use a weather app to look at the weather for the week and schedule washing sheets etc on sunny days and towels on rainy days (use dryer), plan freezer meals on hot days when I won't want to cook or use oven so less likely to put things off or not complete tasks
I have a standard monthly calendar, large enough to jot down what is happening on each date, then a more comprehensive weekly schedule that I print each Sunday & fill out the next week's events. We also have a chore chart for adults and a chore chart for the children. So if I feel a bit lost I can just have a look and check out the week ahead.
I also love this organiser I picked up for cheap at target. I put filling stuff in there, my diaries, mail to be opened, keys, nail clippers etc anything little I may lose or doesn't really have a place to go, keeps it tidy. ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1449089397.815882.jpg
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