Monday, October 1, 2007

Organize your home. Affairs and life.

Kathy in WA said...

Wow - explain this amazing white board a bit, if you have time. Is this something that will stay up all week? How long did it take you to plan everything out?

Love it!

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This stays here and I keep it running (it still needs this weeks updates). It has a list of things that intentionally bubble to the surface. Some things are not so much a priority but I don't want to forget them. I did the menu last night quickly for I had a guide out of a reference book. It has menu, daily to do that become priority, the honey do list,Tackle it Tuesday list, It also has the to "BE" list caring for our mind and education, body notes (appointments and self care)) Relationship reminders too. Finance is done on a different board and paper for more privacy. It is just as important to give time to the things that grow my mind, and nurture my spirit (the arts and study).

My husband brought this home for me when the plant closed. It is a wonderful old board. I have to clean it well with the proper cleaner sold to do so 2-3 times a year. Using color helps me to organize my thoughts.
This is the "big Board" Home central. Operation Central, my home is my business. Every business that is successful needs a general business plan. A plan when a habit will flow for itself in times of crisis. Our lives have been lived in and out of crisis. We are raising two kids with special needs they are 10 and 6 now. This is the old home school board. When I was no longer able to manage both home school and the home , lives and all other responsibilities the children began school locally. Thank God it is a great school.
The big board replaced my yellow pad. The yellow legal pad was what I used for 15 years or so , but kids love to take over your paper pads so after much challenge I now use this.
It is also magnetic so I can place "do it now" or use it now coupons on it to grab on the way to my purse.

It is hung centrally just outside the pantry door( big help in menu prep), near the refrigerator and half way between the other major work zones the laundry room and the garage where I have the deep freezer and the spare second hand refrigerator.

It is in view of my husbands office at the end of the hall. He can see the list of "To do" in the upper corner as he enters the kitchen.
Note the kids toy baskets outside their rooms ( I toss the toys they leave out into them) . They need to be put away, Monday mornings can be like that.

Well I hope that answers your query Kathy.
My mind on the wall. You can read my thoughts! :) Ha!


Tiff said...

WOW those are such great ideas!! thanks for sharing. I tend to make lists that get lost all over the house. maybe if i got a board like that it would save a lot of searching. I love the basket idea too. I'm forever picking stuff up that is left all over the house that belongs to the kids. said...

Great ideas!! You have so many good ideas!! I write stuff down then lose the list!! Blessings Grams

Denise said...

Such helpful ideas.

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful ideas!! Yes, my legal pads need replaced and you have just helped me figure out how!! thank you!!

KC's Blog said...

You are brilliant! I love your ideas:) So good to be back blogging again, missed you and Jaye!

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