Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: Daily Organization

I love lists. Love them! My problem seems to come with the following of the said lists. BUT for my "Works for Me Wednesday" organizational tool I thought I would share my lists: where I find them and where I put them!

First of all I have found great downloadable lists at the following places.

I started using these daily dockets . I found them a bit rigid for me but I know they will work for others. These along with her other downloads are incredible. I love simple mom for home management and other simple family life information.

I then moved on to these for days that I feel I need to map out my "to-do's". I also use her menu planner (I use the 2nd option.) and have found this system to be my most successful. I have actually stuck to it for a while.

On a regular basis I refer to a master daily schedule which I made and it is just a hour to hour list of how the day usually goes. I also use the weekly menu planner regularly along with my cleaning schedule. On days when I feel like I have a lot to accomplish I will use the aforementioned to-do list/daily planner on Project Girl's Website. I write all of my appointments, play dates, etc. on my dry-erase calendar.

Now onto my personal organization station.


I am totally kidding but isn't that space gorgeous!!! Thank you, Pottery Barn!

Seriously though, I love my home but I don't have that kind of wall space so back to reality. :) Here is where I put my lists:

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on the side of my refrigerator. My daily schedule is on the bottom left with my weekly cleaning schedule next to it and then above it is the grocery/menu plan. Next to my meal plan is a coupon holder that I put diaper coupons in (when I remember to). When you look to the left on the wall that is my monthly calendar.

I hardly ever stick to the schedule. Some might question why I bother with them then? Because 1) as I mentioned I love to make them and 2) I like a basis from which to work. I am one of those people that likes to have a "rule of thumb". So that is what "Works for Me".


The Real Me! said...

Okay you had me going for a bit with that organization picture! LOL. I was like WOW, I must learn from her! LOL
Thanks for the links to check out and your system looks wonderful!!

LauraC said...

Hey not sure if you know but I do have that Pottery Barn organization system for my home office and LOVE IT. I only have four of the stations:

Pin board: for my latest fave pics
Cork board: memorabilia
White board/charging station: weekly must do list and charging electronics
Key/shelf combo

I got it when it was on sale at PB and I had a gift certificate but it has definitely helped keep my stuff out of the kids' hands!!

Becky said...

I love lists too! I feel like if I get it out of my head and down on paper, then I am less stressed.

Your area looks great!!

{{Ilove Pottery Barn too! {{sigh}})

Anonymous said...

I want one. Great post.

Amber said...

Thanks so much for the great links! I couldn't live without my Day Planner, but I never have enough room to fit everything so I can use these sheets for busier days! Happy Organizing :)

monica said...

You had me going with that picture from potty barn, but still the lists are amazing all type out and everything. I only have lists if we are going somewhere or grocery shopping list! You are organized!

{ L } said...

You have some great list ideas here, thank you! I have also seen that PB station and I am IN LOVE. :)

Angie Kerr said...

Thanks for sharing your lists! I love that PB organization station....would love to have one myself....maybe someday (probably after the kids are grown, ha!).

Design it Chic said...

Oh, can i adopt you????? I love organizing and all the tools that help me do that.. so naturally i'm all in.. i'll follow your blog form now on.. it's all about the organizing freaks:)

Oh and stop by see what the heck happened in our house last night!

Happy Thursday!

Debbie said...

At first I thought that was your real space and I was oozing jealousy! I love a good list too. I've already made mine for today. I need them done fresh every day. It's just what works for me.

Alicia said...

oh that pottery barn wall is to die for!!! i would LOVE something like that!! but i'm glad you found something that works for you!! i'm the same way! i like the idea of structure, just have a hard time sticking to it!

Christina Lee said...

ooh I'm intrigued-Thanks for the lists!!!

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