I did not inherit the organized gene. I’m not terrible at it and my home is not usually totally filthy (um, you may disagree if you’ve been over recently), but on the other hand it is not something that comes at all easy to me. I have to really think about it and work at it and even then it is really difficult for me to stick to routines, keep closets in order, make sure there are snacks for the kids, organize paperwork, etc. I have always been rather absent-minded (like the time I left the back hatch of our car open while I was in the store for a good hour because I forgot to close it) and having kids kind of gives you short term memory loss. :) I blame the constant sound filtering my mind needs to do.
With school coming upon us very quickly, I realized if I’m going to stay afloat AT ALL I need to get myself in gear. I was going to buy and download a printable yearly planner, but after googling around I found a number of pretty, functional, fun, and best of all free printable organizing/planner pages.
My favorite quickly became one from DIY Home Sweet Home, because if it’s pretty and colorful I’m much more likely to use it and keep with it, right?!? Just look at the free goodness she has to offer!
I didn’t use all of these, and I tweaked some of them a little for our own personal use…but aren’t they just so happy?? Love them. :)
I also printed out some blog organizing pages from I Heart Organizing. They match the color scheme of the rest of the papers and I’m hoping they will help me to stay a little more on schedule. I’d really like to work up to consistently two posts per week so maybe this will be the ticket!
I’m starting with this next week…wish me luck!