2 little known facts about me:
- I love to research. Just about anything. My Sister-in-law kind of likes it because she has someone to talk to about what's going on in her life. I kind of like it because I can talk about what's going on in her life, too. Plus I like researching things. And her life is interesting.
- I love making lists. I like to tell myself I'm organizing, but truth be told, I'm really just DREAMING of organizing!
- NO wait! There's 3 facts! I can finally tie my hair in a knot! This is good news! Now I dont have to stop what I'm doing to go get something to get my hair out of my face! ... Dang. Just came undone. Maybe next time it'll really work...
Anyway, back to the lists and researching, I have been wishing I could find a planner recently that could cover all of my disorganized-yet-dreaming-of-organization needs. And I've been looking. And looking. And looking some more. I tapped out all my resources on research, Google, more Google, and Pinterest. And I got nothin. I was highly disappointed. Never do my sources fail me so! I'm thinking it's just because no one has the exact same needs as I do. So, I made my own. I wanted something like the household notebook/binder/organizer thingy I had seen in my research, while still being flexible and customizable for my many, many lists.
This is what I came up with:
To solve the problem of "What do I even WANT for Christmas?" and "What do I get everyone for Christmas?" I put them in envelopes in hopes it takes a while before anyone notices what it is. And because the lists are removable, when it's actually time to christmas shop.
I've got a weekly schedule with menus, blog ideas, things I need to clean, and weekly to do's. All the little squares are other goals I have for myself, that I can just check off! Like pampering myself, exercising, etc. I scanned it into my computer and printed off each page (this is the original, so it's not really complete yet.)
As part of one of my goals, I need to know how much of what we eat each month, so I can get an idea of what we would need for a 3-month supply. It'll also help me know what seeds to buy to grow what we eat. It's a trial thing. We'll see how it goes.
Am I missing anything? Do any of you have household binders? What do you think? What type of pages do you have in yours? I thought about adding a cleaning page. Thoughts? I'd love some feedback.