Cleaning, cooking, teaching, sports, service projects, church events… This list contains just a few of the things that mothers have on their plates on a daily basis. As a mother of three wild and spirited kiddos, I have found myself in the midst of chaos on more days than I would like to admit. I have been guilty of forgetting what day it is, skipping meetings, and not starting my slow cooker dinner until 4 PM (late dinners are acceptable, right?). My household management skills were falling through the cracks. All of this happened because my mama brain would get overloaded with all of the things that I needed to be filed away in my already overfilled brain.
Are you struggling to keep up with it all, too, mama?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all that you have to accomplish each and every day?
You can keep your home in working order without losing your mind by using an effective set of household management lists. The lists that I am sharing with you here is the very same set of lists that I use in my home! They have been tailored to work for busy mamas who just do not have the time and mental capacity to keep up with everything without a little help. These lists help me to take care of my daily household cleaning duties, routines and rhtyhms, grocery shopping, and meal planning!
So what all will you find inside this Household Management Notebook?
THE COVER PAGE
This pretty little cover sheet can be placed on the front of your binder. I use a binder with a clear front pocket, but you can also laminate and tape or glue the cover to a binder without a pocket.
THE DAILY ROUTINE
My daily routine is split into three sections…morning, afternoon, and evening. I have stopped using specific times for each task because I was feeling down when I would do my dishes at 7:00 PM instead of 6:00 PM. If specific times help you, then by all means, use them, mama! I just prefer to keep my time frame set up with only the morning, afternoon, and evening deadlines. This way I can adjust as needed without feeling like I have ruined my day.
THE WEEKLY CHORE LIST
It is so easy to forget about the chores that are not completed every day and when we do remember we feel like we just do not have time to do them. That is where this list comes in. There is a section to write specific chores for each day of the week. For example, on Monday I clean out my car as well as the oven and microwave. Tuesdays are
for weeding the garden and cleaning the garage, porch, and patio. This really helps me to keep the bigger tasks in check. You can even give the kids their own customized chore charts!
This pack includes a blank Weekly Chore list that you can fill in with your own chores and tasks as well as a Weekly Chore list that is already pre-filled with tasks. Choose which one works best for you!
THE GROCERY LIST
The grocery list is variable list (the items on the list change frequently). I laminate it and use a dry erase marker so I don’t have to reprint it each time I grocery shop. This list, as well as my weekly Meal Plan and Prep, are kept on a cork board in my kitchen instead of in the 3-ring binder with the others. I jot down food or household items that I am running low on throughout each week so when grocery shopping day rolls around my list is ready to go.
THE MONTHLY DEEP CLEANING LIST
I said that it was easy to forget about the chores that aren’t completed on a daily basis, so how much more difficult is it to remember the ones that are only completed monthly or even yearly?? You guessed it, I have a list for that.
This pack included 2 Monthly Deep Cleaning Lists… One is blank for you to fill in with your own monthly chores and tasks and another that is already pre-filled with tasks. Choose which list works best for you!
THE DAILY TO-DO LIST
You have certain things that you have to accomplish each day and you probably have a running list of those tasks in your mind. I promise you that you could complete these things in a much more effective (time and money saving) manner if you had them written out on a pretty piece of paper that is made specifically to hold those tasks for you.
THE PROJECT LIST
I like to keep a running list of homestead projects, home repairs, homeschool project ideas, etc. I don’t want these items cluttering up my Daily list when I know they won’t be completed for another month or more so they are kept on a separate list.
THE WEEKLY MEAL PLAN
Since I go grocery shopping each weekend (my husband has actually taken on this task now), I try to plan meals for the next week by Friday. This list allows me to plan breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks for each day of the week. I write my meals down in the boxes and tack the sheet onto my cork board for easy access.
You can take a peek inside the Household Management Notebook in the video below…
If you are a busy mama who needs a little support in the homemaking department (don’t we all?), then please let me help you with The Household Management Notebook. Feel free to message me with questions or custom requests as well!
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