Thursday, June 9, 2011

FREE Download: Your Weekly Schedule

Have you ever had a week when everything ran smoothly, the kids behaved, the house stayed reasonably clean, and the shopping and cooking went seamlessly?

No? Me either.

Typically I can only keep one room at a time clean, one or both children are running around screaming, and I peek in the crockpot at 5 pm to realize I never actually turned it on that morning.

Clearly, we can all use a little organization in our lives. When I first became a stay-at-home mom of one infant three years ago, I was craving some sort of structure to my days. I had recently been teaching high school and on a strict schedule: If it was 10:04 on Tuesday, I was teaching English 10 Honors, for example.

In an attempt to incorporate some structure into my days with a newborn, I created a weekly schedule that really helped me focus my efforts around the house, and thus gave me more time to do the things I wanted to do -- like shower.

For the first time, here is a free PDF of my weekly schedule. It is loosely based on some of the FlyLady's routines, but I've customized it to be more manageable for me. Basically, I wanted to make sure meals were planned, each room got at least a once-over every week, and I could keep track of my to-do list.  It is heavier on the cleaning chores earlier in the week, because it seems like I am more motivated then -- by the weekend, the last thing I want to do is clean!

I hope you enjoy this FREE download. I'd love to hear how it is working for you!



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