Good Tuesday morning, my friends!
So in yesterday's Kitchen Chat post, Michelle P. asked me about the multi-colored index cards I once used for managing weekly household chores (described in exhausting detail here). Now I do still have those cards - safely tucked in my file box - but they're not what I'm using right now. Right now, I'm using what is shown in the photo above.
What you see there is a pagemarker made out of sturdy printed cardstock onto which I've adhered a list of household chores, divided by day. (The tasks I listed on those cards are listed here instead.) I use this pagemarker in my planning/journal binder to mark where I'm at in my daily log - the page I keep open for notes through the day. (More on my binder here.)
I use the little yellow sticky note to keep track of repetitive but necessary daily tasks - the cats, EB's meds, LB meals, the mail, the daily paper, the dishwasher, trash. Turning the note on its side, I made a column for each day, Monday - Sunday. I just check things off as we do them. The meds get 2 checks (a.m. and p.m.), LB's meals get 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner). It sounds very simple and it is - but it's been working well for me lately, so I'm sticking with it! (For now.)
I know to some it may seem silly to actually write down and check off little chores like that - things I do every single day, you'd think they'd be ingrained in my brain, right? Well, my friends, my brain is not the place it used to be, lol ... there's a lot up there fighting for space and attention, and it's pretty tired most of the time, so I find it quite helpful to have a visual reminder of those tasks that really need to get done. And making those little checks feels good, too! I won't deny it. ;)
Anyhoo ... there's a quick post on this topic ... I'd love to know, how do you magage your everyday tasks? Do you find it's helpful to write them down, or check them off in some way? Please leave me a comment if you have thoughts to share and the time to share them. :)
In the meantime, I wish you all a bright and blessed day ... see you here again very soon!