It seems that every January, I decide that I want to get more organized.Â Last year, I started utilizing a Household Notebook and it made a big difference – while I was using it.
For 2012, I have decided to revamp the Household Notebook and am interested in hearing what you keep in yours.Â I know I need to update my calendars and my daily schedule, but I also want to include my gardening schedule, my children’s school schedule, and price book.
My plan is to take January to get on track for the rest of the year, and start implementing everything in February.Â More of a slow roll out instead of doing it all at once.Â My focus for this year is to not take on too much and burn out which would not be good for anyone.
How do you plan on getting organized this year?
Jennifer Burke says
This is a great idea! I started something similar last year and it has really helped me. I invested in a desktop file folder holder (it looks exactly like this, but I believe I purchased mine at Target http://store.franklinplanner.com/store/category/prod410090/US-Document-Organizing/Mesh-Tabletop-File-by-Design-Ideas?skuId=39226&affiliate=1057&sourceid=19480&sc=0908CSE_FreeShip&newpc=19479) and bought a pack of multicolored hanging folders. I labeled them “Bills” “Do Now” “Coupons” “Menus” and so on. Incoming mail goes into the Do Now folder until I get a chance to go through it (ideally once a week). It definitely cut down on the kitchen paper clutter!