I have always been a list maker. Lists are my thing and I function significantly better with them!
As such, I have lists for everything from regular to-do’s, chores for the kids, extra jobs around the house, random lists for random things that pop up, and even a master list of meals that we enjoy and eat frequently!
As my kids have gotten older, my household jobs have changed and my list making style has also changed.
For the last few months I have been using a new system to keep me on track around the house, with the kids, and with all the jobs entailed in running a household. This new system is actually saving me time and keeping me from needing several different lists for each day.
I have been using a free, customizable Daily Docket from Money Saving Mom (scroll down to the Household Management section).
I have edited the categories to fit my personal needs, and use it as a weekly list, rather than the daily list it was intended to be. This is what my docket looks like for this week.
I spend a little time on Sunday evening sorting out my week, making sure my digital calendar and the wall calendar match, and writing my weekly to-do list. This helps me prepare for the week and feel organized going into Monday morning.
I add things to the lists as needed throughout the week, but I am finding it incredibly helpful to have all of my lists in one place, where I can easily see everything I need to do during the week.
I do also keep a separate, detailed monthly meal plan on the fridge and a more detailed list of the tasks in the Young Living category in Evernote.