Keeping a household running smoothly can be a daunting task. There are so many things to keep track of: budgets, bills, groceries, chores, and household maintenance. Without away to record things, it can be difficult to keep up, and important tasks can easily be forgotten. However, if you’re a planner girl, you already know there is a simple solution to staying on top of things and making stuff happen – the household planner!
What Goes into the Household Planner?
When you’re setting up a household organizer, first make a list of all the everyday things you need to track. Take your time with this. You may find that different things come to you over the course of a few days, and you’ll think “I could track this in my planner!” Write it down.
Some suggestions to get the wheels turning:
- Menu plans
- Grocer lists
- Chore lists
- Seasonal maintenance tasks
- Bill due dates
- School/church/sports activities
- Emergency information
Each family has their own unique schedules and needs, and all of these can be planned for and tracked in your household planner.
The Happy Planner Mini
I’ll be honest. I’m the creative type (the blog name alludes to that, no?), so I like to DIY a lot of things, including my planners. So when I begin to set one up, I don’t typically buy the ready-made kits at the store, although they’re lovely and adorable and priced very reasonably.
Instead, I purchase the refills and binding (in this case, discs) and put together my own from scratch.
You can read about how I created this one here: Mixed Media Planner Cover
The result is something unique to me, and because I have so much fun making it, I feel more motivate to actually use it.
A Peek Inside
There are truly endless ways to set up and decorate your household planner. Here are a few photos showing the way I use mine.
So there you have it. A household planner can save time and sanity. The Happy Planner Mini makes for a handy one to start with, and its disc binding allows you to add to and subtract from it whatever you need. I’d love to see how you plan and track household chores! Come on over to the Facebook group and show us what you’re working with!
P.S. You can find all sorts of planner goodies in my Etsy shop, Kreative Paperie.