Weekly Schedule & Daily Routines
Over at A Bowl Full of Lemons Blog there are so many wonderful organizing tips and ideas I want to go through them all! Weekly challenges are offered to keep you motivated to maintain an organized home. Week #8's challenge was posted by Becky from Organizing Made Fun. Her challenge was to sit down and create a flexible schedule. Basically create a foundation for your weekly schedule to get yourself in a routine but have it be flexible enough that if something changes and you need to fit something else in or aren't able to complete something on your schedule it's not the end of the world. :-)
I really liked her suggestion of each night looking at your calendar/to-do list and creating a more detailed schedule for the next day. This is a great idea since I usually have different tasks on my to-do list that I can't plan around far in advance.
So I took the challenge and here is an image of my weekly schedule. I also created a morning, afternoon, and evening routine. These are pretty much already in place but it's nice to have it down on paper.
This is my Home Organization/Scheduling Corner. It's right up on the wall by my computer desk. The silver calendar is a magnetic/dry erase calendar. Up above I have my newly drafted daily routines and weekly schedule. I also have my son's school information posted nearby. I keep track of his school days, PTA meetings, church events, doctor appointments, and any other events on the calendar. This will help when I plan out my detailed schedule in the evenings. :-)
Now I do have to admit. While I LOVE being organized and having a clean-clutter free home, the thought of a daily schedule frightens me. I hate always knowing what to expect and feeling like I'm on auto pilot doing the same thing over and over again. The one thing I do like about not having a schedule is the randomness and spontaneity of it. So setting this new schedule up with the flexibility to change and following it more as a guideline is right up my alley. I'm sure I will like this approach much better than previous attempts at scheduling.
Here's to being more organized!!