Errand Bag and List
“she shops around for the best yarns and cottons…”
Manage All Your Errands!
Organizing your errands will help you get things done in fewer trips.
Use this system to
- do all your errands at once
- assign errands to other drivers in the house
- tackle one errand on your way to or home from work each day
1. Find a big bag. A cloth bag is best but a sturdy paper shopping bag with handles will work too.
Add a pen
2. Acquire a clip board. Find a bit of ribbon and use to attach a pen to the board.
3. Download this sharp looking PDF file, ErrandList.
Ready to Go!
4. Keep a running list of errands and place your bag by the door to grab any time you go out.
Add a Cloth Library Bag
Control Those Coupons!
Add a See-Thru Pocket
- Teach everyone in your house to write things they need on the errand list.
- Use the clip board to secure store coupons.
- Staple a clear resealable plastic bag to the inside and load with
- Snacks for hungry moms
- Hand wipes
- Envelope to hold receipts for returns and extra deposit slips
- Wallet containing the millions of reward cards we get from stores
- Measuring tape
- Keep library books in a separate bag (within your errand bag) so it’s easy to pull out and carry into the library.
- Cover your clip board with paper or fabric to express your oh-so-organized self!
Can you believe it’s December?
Check out all the fun ideas for your family
during December Week 1.
Have a great week!
On the To Do List
“she enjoys knitting and sewing…looks over a field and buys it, then with money she’s put aside, plants a garden…she designs and sells…”
Let’s face it. It’s easy for us moms to feel overwhelmed by all the to dos we have to do! But, our dread of tackling tasks may actually be greater than the time and energy it takes to complete the work.
That’s why step 6 of 10 Steps to an Organized Home focuses on to dos. Making a to do list is freeing! When tasks are put to paper, they feel more manageable. That makes us feel less stressed. Plus, having a list of to dos makes it easier for us to enlist the help of others!
To Do Bag and List
To Do List
Designate a paper shopping bag with handles (or tote for durability) as your To Do Bag.
Download the PDF file, To Do List, and attach to a clip board. Add a pen.
List all the items that need your attention (sewing on buttons, paying bills, or doing house maintenance).
- Assign time in your weekly schedule to address the items on your list. Throw the to do bag in your car and work on the list during your child’s lessons and practices.
Room Projects Worksheet
Room Project List
- Use to keep track of tasks room-by-room.
- Download the Room Projects PDF and make a copy for any room in your house in need of decluttering, cleaning, or repairing – that would be about all of mine!
- File the lists in your Planner and address the tasks throughout the year.
Holding Down the Fort Ideas
- Use the ideas listed each week in your Planner (see arrow) to maintain your home.
- Use the space to write in other seasonal tasks you want to do each year.
- Download the PDF file, InterestWorksheetRevised, and get in touch with your apart-from-being-a-mom passion.
- Make a plan to pursue education, work, or a hobby.
- Each month, your Planner reminds you to review the worksheet and take a step towards your goal!
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