Click HERE for the Cleaning Checklist. :)
Click HERE for the Meal Planning and Budgeting Set.
Click HERE for the Medical Contact Sheet.
As I was 'stalking' blogs the other day, I came across the IHeart Organizing blog, and found this super cute idea!! It's a way to organize tasks and other information in/about your home, and I decided I wanted to make my own notebook. I've mentioned a few times how much I want to be organized, but I ultimately fail. It's just not a natural part of my personality, but I'm working on it, only to make my life a little easier, not to mention keeping the house cleaner! ;)
I decided to make all of my pages on paint.net, which is a free program you can download. I don't know half of the things I can do on there yet, but I LOVE it! SO much better than using the old paint program that's on every computer. ;)
Allow me to show you how super cute (in my own, humble opinion, that is...) our family notebook turned out! :)
I still have a couple (or more, we'll see!) pages to add, but you'll get the main idea. ;) First I have a "Cleaning Checklist" sheet. It has things for me to complete daily, weekly, monthly and annually. I laminated it so I can just check things off if I'd like. I think it will be helpful. :)
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Then I wrote down a list of meal ideas as well as side dishes.
|Why does it turn my pictures?! :(|
Across the page I have my "May" meal planning calendar. Now I can look at my list of meals to get ideas and write them down on my monthly calendar. I try to plan out every couple of weeks or so, to make sure that I have everything I need for our meals. Plus, it sure does take the stress out of thinking of what to make for supper! I'll still use my planning board though--I LOVE that thing! (I just realized a mistake I made.... I laminated my calendar so I could use dry/erase markers, but it says "May" at the top, so I can't use it every month...ptth) Well, I guess from now on I'll either just print out a calendar for each month to place in a page protector, or print out a blank one to fill out each month. I'll probably just go the first route. ;)
Now that I have planned out my meals, I have a grocery list, along with a list for other items I need to buy. I'll be honest here and say that I'll probably print out future grocery list pages in black and white, but it's so pretty like this! ;)
Next I have a list of doctor's numbers as well as insurance information. Now when I'm on the phone with my doctor and they ask for my insurance info, it's all in one spot. :) (After all, it's SUCH a chore to go get my card out of my wallet...*sigh*) ;)
I'm also working on an emergency contact list, which includes the local hospital, poison control number (?), family phone numbers as well as neighbors' numbers. I think this would mainly be helpful if somebody was babysitting for us and needed to contact us while we're out.
Here are my 'fun' pages! I have a list to write down craft ideas as well as things I want/need to organize. This may seem pointless to some, but there have been several times that I've had an idea and then forgot about it when I had time to do it! So now, that problem is fixed. :)
The next page is mainly for my hubby. We have an old house, so we have a lot to fix up! Note that I made this page slightly more manly with the darker colors, although the little hearts that dot the 'i's probably take all of the manliness away, oh well. (Not that I don't love blue too!) ;)
The last page I have finished is my travel list. EVERY time we go somewhere overnight, I make a list of my things as well as M's things to pack. I always over-pack, but that's beside the point. I just want to make sure I take everything we need. Since a lot of my list is the same each time, I went ahead and typed up a few things. I also left space to write down the rest of my list whenever we go places. :)
I'm working on a budget sheet as well, but y'all don't need to see that one. ;) I may add more pages when I think of things, who knows? It was really fun to make, so we'll see how useful it is over time! I'll be testing out the meal planning/grocery list system tonight. (I have never enjoyed grocery shopping as much as I do now that I'm a stay-at-home mom, can I get an amen??)
Y'all have a fabulous day!! :)
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