Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Using the "Motivated Mom's" Planner

A few months ago, Mary Jo over at Covenant Homemaking had a giveaway for a Motivated Mom's Planner and I of course, jumped all over it. I didn't win, BUT I was introduced to this fantastic planner that has changed my homemaking abilities as we know it. :)

Much like Mary Jo, I have struggled a bit to keep up with all the household chores that entail homemaking. Normally, I would just do one giant day of intense cleaning a week, and hope that the house didn't get too messy the rest of the week. I often overlooked little details, like exchanging the kitchen towel/washrag and little things like that. Sometimes, a week or two would go without a vacuum (yikes, that's our little secret) and I would forget to clean the tub (and/or the toilet, again... our little secret). It was never because I didn't want to, but because I felt like I was always cleaning, and therefore "forgot" that those things hadn't gotten done.

So, I previewed this Motivated Mom's planner (which is a printable chore list) and decided to give it a try. It has a list of every day chores (making the bed, laundry, dishes, sweeping the kitchen, etc) and a list of chores under each specific day to complete. For example (and this is what I'm up to today);

- Change dishcloth/towel
- Change hand towels in bathrooms
- Dust children/guest rooms
- Wash shower curtains
- Spend time working on basement/attic/storage space

Voila! Piece of cake! It also includes monthly, seasonal and yearly chores (like ordering a credit report for example) dispersed throughout the planner.

It has worked super well for me, and I feel I have already received my money's worth. My day is much more organized, and my home has never looked better. I find that it's so much easier to disperse the work through the week than to *try* and cram it in one day. I would encourage you to check it out, and see if it's a home management system that works for you. :)

1 comment:

  1. Great insight and it's so good you're learning this now and not 10 years down the road like me. ;) You are an inspiration, keep up the good work. Love ya!