I love to organize my weeks in advance even if there is only little to add. Because sure enough other things will pop up within the week or straight up last minute. There’s so many reasons why planning ahead is such a big advantage & I’m pretty sure you mamas know why. Before all the cute stickers & post its, everything was just plain and simple writing, no downs to that but when I got a hold of stickers and post its, it was like blowing up my planner! I tried not to go over board & then no room to write in what needed to be done that day or appointments. So let’s jump in to how my week looks.
Staying organized with tasks/categories.
I tried the color code system, but honestly I just don’t have enough time. So what I do to categorize my events/things to do for certain things I draw a symbol before I right down what it is. If it’s a set time like a meeting for something for the kids I would use a sticker that I can write in the time and event. Here’s my basic Key Log. I would indicate these keys some were on the weeks spread.
There’s a lot of times I don’t get to add specific things especially for work, but I do add the important meetings for clients and other major projects to be done.
Bills & Expenses Organization:
Another thing I add is my bills & expenses that has due dates or like appointments that have copays. It’s basically all my bills written in the monthly spread to meet our paydays and then broken down in the weekly spreads. I will be posting up another post soon on how I organize that section. But here is a a little of what it looks like for this month
Special dates for me is birthdays, anniversaries, accomplished goals, events for the kids. I would always highlight those days with stickers or just make sure that it stands out in the week.
Because I’m not a consistent blogger (one day i can to hopefully make this my stay at home job) I would try to include this in my weekly and monthly spreads. Right now blogging is a hobby and something I can do when I have a little me time.
There is so many ways to use a planner to organize your life. I mean, we do have smartphones and of course that’s another way to stay organize but I kinda feel the old fashion way helps me really see it through. I do add what I add in my planner on to my personal calendars on google, which makes it even more convenient on the go and trying to schedule things if I don’t have my hand dandy planner.
I hope you like this post. I would love to hear how you stay organized with a planner, bullet journal or even to do lists!!
Happy Organizing & Budgeting.