Here are some of my top tips for organising the day to day running of our house and keeping me sane.
I just love a weekly planner run in conjunction with my diary. (Before kids I hated diaries and could never maintain them, now this is an essential item in my bag.) Every Sunday I try to find time to sit down and fill in the weekly planner basically I transfer everything from my diary onto the weekly sheet. I like the pads with the sheets that tear off. Once I have written in everyone's movements for the week I then attach it to the fridge with extra strong magnets. I also try and add in what we are going to eat each night, this makes it easier as I can quickly glance at each day ahead. It makes it so much easier when notes come home from school as I can just quickly add it to the corresponding day and Michael can check for himself whats going on.
I love my 18 month pink moleskin turntable diary. I find it so easy to use and with hospital appointments for Harriet booked months in advance I love the flexibility of it being 18 months instead of the usual 12 months. I have tried countless digital diaries but I just can not work with them. I am pencil and paper girl. Having said that I have started planning my blog posts using Google Calendar as it allows me to colour code things and move bits about.
I have also found the whole bullet journal useful to my day as it makes me focus on certain tasks. I try to plan my days the night before as it tends to make me more focused when I get up. Whilst I like the bullet journal I think for me it needs to work in conjunction with my diary.
Wow having read this I am feeling pretty organised. What do you do to help you stay on track.