Friday, February 24, 2012

Crafty Pants Friday {6}

Pin It Hello and happy Friday! What have you been up to this week? Anything crafty and fun? Yesterday I went to my local antique mall and picked up an awesome little (not little) basket for my Easter/Spring table centerpiece. I cant wait to show it to you next week!

Lately Ive been feeling extremely unorganized. It all starts in the home. If my home is unorganized it affects the rest of my life too. So I finally decided to get on top of things, get organized, and get myself together. So first things first? A cleaning list. I decided to try something new after I saw this at one of my favorite blogs.

In the past I always just had my list of chores in my head and just did what needed to be done around the house once a week or so. I always felt like I spent all day doing the house work, and I was so tired half way through, that some of the stuff wouldn't get done. It always bothered me because everything always felt perpetually dirty. I couldn't stay on top of it.

I knew I needed to try something else, and after I read Kierste's post about how she handled her cleaning, I decided to implement something similar to that as well. I liked the idea of having a list and of having daily, weekly, and monthly chores. So I split my list up accordingly and posted it on my fridge.

What you need to Make your Own:
1 8x10 photo frame
Scrap book paper
Printed list
Paper Cutter
Double sided tape
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Type up your list and then print it out. I used a cute font from Kevin and Amanda. They have tons of great fonts and they are all* FREE*! Use the paper cutter to cut your list up, then put the double sided tape on the back of each piece. Mount the lists on the scrap book paper and insert the paper into the frame. Now take your hot glue gun and glue the magnets to the back. I used four. That's it!

I have been doing this all week, and I gotta say, my house has never looked better. And I feel great. Having a clean house and not feeling like its running me instead of me running it is a great feeling. It makes me feel more together, and everything else is going better as well, like my diet. I am more inclined to cook now that my dishes aren't piled up in the sink and on the counter.

I keep a dry erase marker next to it and cross off the chores as I go. I also do one weekly chore a day, and for the monthly ones I just put a little date next to it so I know when I need to do it again.

This is a small thing that has a BIG impact. I have lots of plans and projects for getting more organized and I cant wait to show you guys when its all done!

Have a great rest of your Crafty Pants Friday!

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Karen said...

Super cute! I so need this! Would love you to link up at my link party:)

Have a great weekend!

Kayli @ Head Over Heels said...

I'm so impressed by your daily chore list! You go! :)

Linda said...

Came to you from a Linky Party and following on the Linky Followers tool. Maybe you would like to visit me and my sister's blog also. Best wishes, Linda

Six Sisters said...

Great idea for the chore list!! :) We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

Chrissy + Nate said...

What a great idea!!!

Holly Lefevre said...

What a great idea! I so need one of these!