2/15/09

Tying Yourself Down to a Schedule

Rise and shine Pretty Palace Organizers out-there! This week's dedicated to one of my least favorite words.... shhhh... I still don't like saying it out loud, it makes me feel tied down.... ready?  Schedules.  
Ahh... I know.  Well, in truth there are a good measure of you ladies out there who were born with a Franklin Planner for a brain.... I totally missed out on the line where those were being handed out, probably because I had to rise early and get there on time.  So, confessional moment number 1089.... I'm allergic to schedules.  Trying to get me to sit down and draft a schedule is like giving your cat a bath... this "cat" can however be lured by chocolate. That's how hubby reformed me... well almost ... I still fall off the wagon now and then.
If you wanna get it all done, you gotta have an execution plan... and no, my plan hasn't killed anyone yet.  This week is going to be a great week to begin your homemaking resolutions again!  Get your supplies ready: Chocolate (enough to get you through planning your day), Calendar, Notebook, and some of those sticky tabby divider colored thingy's see this post.
If you want a guide book to how I run my life... well mostly.  I don't think this author has 6 kids and ever had to attend 4 school Christmas parties on the same day within the same 2 hours, but she's a guru in her own right and she guruized herself in ink with this book.  BUY IT... BORROW IT... don't steal but BEG someone for it if you can.  It changed my life... not quite as much as having those 6 kids did though... what a doozy.
This little lady has a lot of great advice too!  She's a self-reformed homemaker and believe me... it's all about making good habits. I don't use all of this Fly Girl's stuff... I'm not a sink shiner because well... I seriously can't keep things out of my sink... something always sneaks back in!
Now, if you're still in your jammies and bunny slippers... Go shower, dress and get your shoes on for the day and remember what great gifts you've been give to fulfill your job as a homemaker, wife, mother and friend.  See you here tomorrow with a sure cure to keeping life manageable even if you have 6 kiddo's and allergic reactions to housework!

What do you feel needs better scheduling in your home?

13 comments:

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Flylady is great! I could use more help with laundry! Ironing is not something I do without whining!
-Kim

Jenna said...

Your blog is so inspiring & your family is beautiful. You must have received my music skills.

I love the book Totally Organized as well as FlyLady. I worked on a strict schedule for two weeks as part of an online college class - it felt like going to dentist every single day. However, I have realized that I have to have a general framework to work within if I ever want to get anything accomplished. It's sort of FlyLady in a very easy-going sorta way.

Kira said...

I think Flylady has the same 15 minute rule that I have. I do all my cleaning in 15 minute bunches. Nothing is overwhelming if you know you only have to do it for 15 mintues.
P.S. I would ask to borrow your book cus' but I would never "find time" to send it back :)

Sims Family said...

hahaha you sound like me and my husband. Complete opposites when it comes to a schedule. On vacation he likes every minute planned out and I like to go with the flow.
I'm excited to see what you have this week. I NEED to be more scheduled, I know.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Again - we've been separated at birth...except for the sink part. I did shine my sink for two weeks, and it felt great, but I was starting to get too frustrated when (heaven forbid) things actually got put in there. Yes, off the wagon with my shiny sink but still trying to empty it each night. :)

Nicol said...

I used to do really well when it came to schedules until we moved and now I simply can't get into the groove of things. I keep telling myself it takes time and possibily 2 months isn't enough time.

Thanks for sharing!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Had to laugh at Jen's comment because I'm the same way--when my sink's shiny, I get irritated when people put dirty stuff in it. Ha.

I do try to have a few loose routines that I follow around here, like I always make my family help me clean the kitchen top to bottom at the end of the day so I don't walk downstairs to a dirty one in the morning. I have trouble keeping to strict schedules, though.

Great photos! :-)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Lady! I love flylady! I always think about shining my sinks...and a lot of times it gets done. I don't put my shoes on first thing in the morning though. I don't like to track the dirt around the house ;-) And as for your question...yet I am making a pilgrimage home this summer...late July/early August.

Courtney from mommie blogs said...

oh I totally needed to stumble upon this post today. I am trying to just schedule cleaning and meals, and I (ahem) only have 1 babe. Shameful, I know :) but I am going to really admit to stay organized this week. I live by a schedule with my son and work, but when it comes to the house or me (personally), I fall short!

Momof3 said...

This is perfect timing for me. I just started a job at home and I need to schedule a time to do all the things I need and want to do. I await your next post.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I so need your blog and that book in my life about now~ Wont you be my neighbor?

An Accomplished Woman said...

You are such an inspiration. I will be following you to get organized.

Alright, I am going to go clean my kitchen up.

Phaedra : ) said...

Wow! Thank you so much for posting about schedules! For the past month all I have done is schedule and reschedule my life. I love the idea of the general framework of things that HAVE to be done. As a busy full time worker and full time student I need all the help I can get.

 
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