How do you keep your family organized?? I have tried many things to stay organized and keep the family running as one smooth uninterrupted unit, and have not always been successful. I have found that some things work better than others and this format I created above seems to work the best. Having this system in place when I was home with the boys would have been helpful. Now, that I am working Full-Time with crazy random hours, this is system is needed.
The schedule posted above is one of the many ways that I have tried to stay organized and SANE! I created this one day after realizing that I needed to have some kind of system to keep it all together. I posted this schedule thinking it would be more of a way for me to keep it together but found that my boys loved it! They actually loved seeing that they had things on the schedule to do and loved the idea of checking off the items. Now, did we use this everyday of the week? No. Did we always check things off as we did it? No. What the schedule did do though, was provide some structure and expectations.
How did I create this schedule?? I just went into Excel. My next challenge would be to transfer this to a board that I can hang on the wall in my office or common area. Also, to create a schedule for cleaning the house! As long as I keep trying I will find a way to keep it all together…a challenge that we as parents face daily!
Have you ever made a schedule for your family? What other ways have you used or created for your family?