I want to start participating in a few weekly memes that I have found that I really like. The first on this list is this great one, Friend Makin Monday. I hope some of you will join up with this also (if you don’t already), as making friends and sharing about ourselves is such a great part of blogging.
Today’s task is to share as few or as many everyday, little tips that you use to make your lives easier. You know- all those special tricks you might have to cook, clean, raise kids, work in the yard, and on and on!
I use a Daily Docket, inspired by Simple Mom. She has one to download, but I made my own personalized to what I needed (considering I am not the cook in our family). This has REALLY helped me keep track of the MANY different categories of my life. I have a daily page and then master category pages also to help keep everything in one place. I also keep a one sheet monthly calendar clipped to the back of these too. I try to look at them and update each night and each morning to be sure I am not forgetting anything (although I always forget something). edited: find my Daily Docket to download here!
I use snack baskets for my kids, you can see them here. They help a lot with independence for both boys (age 3 and 7).
I sort all of my emails upon their arrival. I have a folder for each of my blogs, including folders for need to reply, replied, etc. This does help me but it has not solved my problems yet! Since I write so many blogs, I have lots of emails to answer and don’t always do a great job with that-sorry if you’re one who hasn’t been replied to yet!!!
I have a basket in my laundry room for outgrown clothes. When I notice something in the laundry that was a bit too small when last worn, I throw it in the basket. Later on I sort through this basket for give-away, save for next kid, etc. Having this basket helps me not have to do the big sorting job right away.