It’s a new year and that means many people are looking for ways to get their lives and homes more organized. If you are like me you have probably been setting goals, printing checklists, and making plans for the year ahead.
I have scraps of paper filled with goals and things that I need to do. There is just something about crossing items off of a list that makes me feel like I have accomplished something.
Sure, I have tried using organizational apps on my phone, but they just don’t work for me. I like to be able to have a reminder on my kitchen counter that I can quickly look at without any additional steps.
Are you someone who likes to make checklists, too? If so, then I think you are going to like what I have to share with you today.
The first checklist I have to share with you was something I created for myself to go along with my 11 Weeks to a More Organized Life & Home series.
I filled in the tasks that I wanted to accomplish and then I laminated it so I could reuse it. If I decide to add more goals or change some I can do that.
And you can, too. Do you want to know how?
I made this checklist into an editable PDF. That means that you can fill it in with the goals you choose and then print it out. How cool is that? Simply click on the link below to get your copy.
If you want to see the checklist that I made for myself that isn’t editable you can find it here.
I will note that you can simply print out the checklist and fill in all of the blanks by hand if you prefer that method.
I have also designed a weekly cleaning schedule that I shared during week 11.
I have laminated it and taped it to one of my kitchen cabinets so I can quickly see what I need to clean each day.
If you would like to type in your cleaning schedule for each day and print out a checklist like I did just click the link below.
If you like the schedule I have you can print out one just like it here.
If you are curious to know more about the 11 Weeks to a More Organized Life and Home series I have been talking about please keep reading.
Last January I went on an 11 week Quest for Organization, and I didn’t even have to leave my home to go on this journey. 🙂
You see, I didn’t try to attempt all of my goals at once at the beginning of the year. Instead, I spread them out over the course of 11 weeks.
While the slower pace meant that it took me longer to accomplish my goals, it also meant that I wasn’t overwhelmed with trying to make a bunch of changes at the same time.
I would love to say that I am now completely organized and nothing is ever out of place, but that just isn’t true. Quite frankly, I am not sure that we would enjoy our house if it were perfect all of the time because I want it to be a home and not a museum.
What I do know is that living like a slob with piles of clutter everywhere is no fun and isn’t enjoyable at all. This is one of the reasons I started the series 11 Weeks to a More Organzied Life and Home.
I lived out my journey towards organization and shared it with you right here on this blog. I didn’t have everything all planned out and completed when I started that series of posts. I wanted it to be authentic.
While I chose to make a new goal for each week, you could make a new goal each month for the rest of the year if my pace seems too fast. It really doesn’t matter. The point is to take your time and work to meet your goals at a pace that will allow you to succeed.
If you want to know what goals I chose last year, here are the links to all of the posts I wrote.
- Week 1: Read from the Bible Each Day
- Week 1 in Review
- Week 2: Get 8 Hours of Sleep Each Night
- Week 2 in Review
- Week 3: Get “Dressed for Success”
- Week 3 in Review
- Week 4: Exercise & Drink More Water
- Week 4 in Review
- Week 5: Keep Bathrooms “Company Ready”
- Week 5 in Review
- Week 6: Do 1 Load of Laundry
- Week 6 in Review
- Week 7: Keep the Kitchen Clean
- Week 7 in Review
- Week 8: Plan the Menu
- Week 8 in Review
- Week 9: Make the Bed
- Week 9 in Review
- Week 10: Spend 10 Minutes Decluttering
- Week 10 in Review
- Week 11: Create a Weekly Cleaning Schedule
- Week 11 in Review