So I’ve been trying to find ways to organize my life better especially with school, babysitting job, my own business of selling my crochet items ( I should include Young Living in that as well) and being a stay at home mom. Needless to say I’m busy, or at least I think am lol!
So I decided I wanted to utilize post it notes for my time management/ organization and I like the outcome I pinned some ideas but have yet to really read them through ( oops!) but this is what I have so far! And I love it!
I’m a very visual person so this method just made sense to me. I try to make every thing I do super budget friendly as well; use what you have available. I used my huge file folders I got for free and post it notes we had stashed on top of the fridge for my daily and weekly to do. I used a piece of scrap book paper for my school to do list.
Here is what they look like:
I used what I had on hand but this may morph as time goes by. The tiny post its could have appt times, etc. Big post its could have more details for a monthly to do and so on. I just spaced everything before pulling off some post its and sticking it to the folder and paper.
Best part is you can remove the daily post its and then write what needs to be done at night before bed. I like this idea because sometimes I can’t sleep until I do the to do list this makes it a no brainer and also enables the hubs to see what I have planned so he can help out, etc ( especially dog yard duty lol)
So anyway thought I’d share what I was up to. I’ll post more as time goes along and figure out my perfect system. Until then…
the VPs- Lexx signing out –
So I’ve been working on learning time folders for munchkin and the girl I babysit I set up some file folders for matching ABC’s, animals, numbers, and colors. I used free printables off the web. At first I started out with just packing tape to use as laminate and I’m sure glad I did! I went to Walmart to see the price and holy cows( it’s due to living in Colorado too) they wanted 15 bucks for the large pack. My eyes almost popped out my head.
So budget savvy like I am I stuck with the tape. And used one of my old cosmos prof member cards to smooth out any wrinkles. On a side note it’s not the prettiest, I’ll admit but it works. It’s good enough for who it is for right? And that is what matters that it serves it’s purpose and the kiddos love them ( score!).
I also made worksheet notebooks using three ring binders and sheet protectors so they can use dry erase markers and reuse the worksheets. I am still working on some other things as well like flash cards which I’ll post later.
Pretty simple print out printables- 2 copies- for 1st copy cut and then glue into folders. Then use tape to seal each one. Then I semi cut out the 2nd copy and seal with tape like you were laminating. I used envelopes glued to folders to store pieces.
So my supplies:
Three ring binders
Pretty much everything I had lying around in my office area I used. Raid your house for things to use totally save some money that way.
Here’s what I’ve completed:
Here are the links to get printables:
link to animals
link to my babysitting board where you can find frozen printables along eith other characters
link to butterfly, numbers, and colors printable
I’ve also made some puzzles with cardboard will post those later as well.
The VP’s- Lexx signing out-
So the New Year’s days have began and here we are in 2015. My goal is post more about family home evenings. Munchkin is in love with books and loves getting read to. We decided to read the children’s books available in Gospel Library as part of our FHEs first will be ” Book of Mormon stories” simplified stories of the Book of Mormon and have some sort of activity to keep her engaged. Make them short and sweet ( heck it works for all ages of kids really).
Along with this we will definitely be sharing our DIY projects, gardening, and other things as we journey further into being as self sufficient as we possibly can in an urban setting.
So be prepared for posts on cooking, gardening, being LDS, DIY, and much much more!
Happy belated new year