Monday, November 17, 2008

It's Monday, Where is your broom?

Mondays are big days around here. This is the day I organize for the week. I clean the house according to the Flylady method, I plan my meals, I look forward to my week and plan my errands and so forth. So it is vital that I get moving on Mondays. So follow me as I go through my day:

1. Pick up the downstairs and place all children's items on the stairs to be taken up by them later. (or so I dream!!!)

2. Clean kitchen (I absolutely HATE doing this. I know it only takes about 10 to 15 minutes, but I cannot stand it!!!)

3. Dust (this I don't mind, I use a feather duster 3 of the 4 weeks of the month, so it is quick and fun)

4. Change Sheets (I love clean, crisp sheets, so this is always a joy!!!)

5. Put sheets and towels in washer (laundry, eh, the getting off task thing really affects my efficiency in this department)

6. Vacuum (love seeing the immediate clean, plus with dog hair??? UGH!!)

7. Sit down to plan menu - (not my favorite, but working on it.)

8. Sit down to check calendar and put events on big calendar

9. Put washing in the dryer.

10. Go to physical therapy!!!! (I will be so glad when this is no longer on my list for Mondays)

This is a photo of my new system. It is a dry erase board that is actually 4 parts. So I can use it as a whole month, or as I do, I have 2 weeks of dates up there, then on one section I write my menu and the 4th section I use to remind me of what needs to be done that day (trash, bake bread, vacuum hardwoods, etc.) This helps me to stay focused. I have a tendency to get off task and this helps me refocus and make sure what needs to get done, gets done.

Okay, so on to Menu Planning Monday:

Monday: Spaghetti


Tuesday: "Chicken" breast (Quorn)

Roasted potatoes

Green Beans

Wednesday: Eat at church

Thursday: Chili

Friday: Quesadillas


Saturday: On their own (I'm gone)

Sunday: On their own (I'm gone)


Just another SAHM said...

Sounds like you have a great system! I always mean to try the FlyLady program again, but there were too many things to remember for me to keep up! The wipe board sounds like a really good idea!

jennifersm said...

I'm so glad to see you back up and blogging again, Kaki! Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to following your journey.

By the way, I love organization, too...I can't wait to see what you do!

Karen said...

Sounds like FlyLady is really working for you. Good job!

Org Junkie said...

Welcome to MPM!! I love that calendar, it's been a lifesaver for me as well!