I could not do nearly the amount of work I do if I did not have a weekly paper organization and planning system.
The Sunday Basket has increased my productivity, reduced our late fees and generally created sanity in our home. If this is the first time you’ve hear of the term “Sunday Basket,” well, that’s because I made it up! You can read all about how the Sunday Basket came to be here.
I learn best by watching what works for others, so each week I will be republishing a series I wrote about my Sunday Basket Planning Time.
#1 Most importantly, I LOVE my Sunday evening routine. We have dinner as a family, I do a series of weekly household chores, take a nice long bubble bath and thoroughly enjoy going through my Sunday Basket and planning my week before I watch The Good Wife while I fold laundry and fill our weekly pill dispensers.
#2 I am republishing these posts on Sundays so that you, too, can get in a Sunday planning routine.
#3 Having a Sunday Planning Routine is the number one reason I am SO productive! If I could share just ONE organizational habit with you, it would be to create a Sunday Basket and have a Sunday Planning time.
Today, I will share with you my Sunday Basket Process.
I use a medium Longaberger Market Basket as my Sunday Basket. I toss everything in there all week long IF it can wait until Sunday for me to look at it. A few minutes ago, I tossed in cash – come back next week to learn about that!
Along with my basket, I have my computer open and take a good look at the upcoming week on my Google calendar. I let hubby and the kids know what is coming up for them this week, too. Sometimes, I write it out on a weekly sheet for hubby if there is a lot going on.
When I am really ambitious – and in the summer – I make a colorful calendar for the fridge.
If nothing else gets done on Sunday night – this does! I physically write out my week and make goals for each day. I have WAY too many ideas and dreams to actually DO them all, so I pick a few to focus on each week and each day.
I love that I have my calendar available electronically now, but I still use daily physical lists to keep me on task.
This is just genius. When I make out my weekly list, I put anything I can right in the car that night or the next morning. For example, our vacuum is broken. I do not know when I will be dropping it off yet, but it is going in the car tonight. Then, when I have a few minutes and I am out, I can swing by and drop it off.
So, what about you? Do you have a weekly planning routine?
Let’s Get ORGANIZED!!