Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Home Management Journal Act II

My Home Management Journal is now up and running. Kind of. It still needs a lot of work, and the sections are still not complete. The details of this great tool are below, and once I figure out how to post links to my own documents, I will add those.

My first divider is Planning. In this section I have a 2008 calendar, a master To-Do list, and a Task sheet which are all inside page protectors. The task sheet list all the household cleaning tasks, and divides them up by Daily, Monthly, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Bi-Monthly, Tri-Monthly, and Bi-Annual. After these, I have my Daily To-Do. It is set up similar to the one at Motivated Mom's, but I left all areas blank (except for the daily tasks part), and I plan to write in what I am going to do at the beginning of each week. This way I can tailor it to fit my ever changing needs. So far, I only have through the end of the year printed, but all of next year is ready to go. I will try to post this for you later. I plan to include my morning and evening routines in this section, but I'm not there yet.

Next comes Food. So far I have four weekly menus that I plan on cycling through at least until I'm ready for a new menu. This is inside a page protector. I plan on adding all the recipes in order for the menu, but again, I'm not there yet.

The Finance section is next. This section only includes our Check Register (I don't use the little ones that come with the checks, I buy an actual accounting columnar pad). I plan on adding to this, including a 6 month budget, savings goal and plans, and a debt reduction plan.

Soon I will have up Health, Faith, Contacts, and Travel sections. When I do I will post about them.


Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Thanks for sharing! I like to see how other people organize their binders! I'll have to do that when I get mine reorganized (a work in progress)!

Cmerie said...

When you do I'll come see! I'm learning that these things will always be works in progress. :)