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Weekly Plans – July 21 – July 27

The Goal: Each week, you figure out what you need to do for the following week. No real point, but it’s a great way of keeping track of plans and things.

Monday, July 21

  • Time to get on that kitchen cleaning. I hate doing dishes. Have I ever said that?
  • I also need to work on tags for Sigs ‘n More members. Been kind of *bleh* about doing them lately it seems 🙁

Tuesday, July 22

  • My most hated chore of all, LAUNDRY.
  • I also need to work on things for my other sites 🙂

Wednesday, July 23

  • I like to clean toilets (yeah I’m weird) but I hate cleaning the rest of the bathroom. Why must I do it all?

  • Can I has just a lazy please?

Thursday, July 24

  • Hmm, paycheck goes through tonight *w00t*
  • Time to clean the living areas. That means my mess in the living room and the kids’ messes in the dining room. Fun, right?
  • Maybe someone will order something from Sigs ‘n More

Friday, July 25

  • We’s in teh moniez!! We’s in teh moniez!! *clears throat* Sorry, Josh’s paycheck is in, and he’s OFF, so that means the completion of Madison’s school supplies, and maybe, I don’t know, some groceries? *lol*
  • Maybe I can convince Mr. Man to help me clean our room? At least getting the clothes that need to be donated, taken to Kristen’s, sent to Amber OFF the floor?

Saturday, July 26

  • No big things planned for this day. Temps are supposed to be “cool” (upper 80s), so I might take the kids to play at either the elementary school Madi’ll be going to, or the park here 🙂 Depends, I guess

Sunday, July 27

  • No idea if Josh’ll be working. As far as I know, they didn’t schedule anyone last week for Sunday expresses at all o.O Oh well.

Weekly Plans – July 07 to July 13

The Goal: Each week, you figure out what you need to do for the following week. No real point, but it’s a great way of keeping track of plans and things.

Monday, July 07
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Sigtags for members of Sigs ‘n More
  • Work on an update for Sigs ‘n More
  • Write a post for Random Amusements

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No Fridge Friday

No FridgeFriday today. I don’t want to take a picture. How about laundry Friday?
Nah, that sounds boring!
Web cam Friday?
No, that would be scary 😛
Ahh, screw it! I did Haiku Friday! That should count!!

Today is going to be a busy day. Time to get myself back on a schedule. I was on one, but then we went on vacation, and screwed it all up.

So, for now:
Sunday: Relax (can plan on that being a Josh day off)
Monday: Living room cleaning
Tuesday: Clean the hallway (it can get really messy, XD)
Wednesday: Clean the bathrooms *gag*
Thursday: Clean the kiddos room (or at least straighten, :lol:)
Friday: Laundry day
Saturday: Kitchen cleaning

Budgeting the time

The biggest thing, I’ve found, as a mom and a blogger, and trying to make money online, is that you have to budget your time. To do everything you need to do in any given day is the ultimate goal. The realistic goal is to at least complete two or three things, because kids are extremely unpredictable.

Here it is midnight, here in Topeka, and both my husband and I are wide-awake and kids are asleep. We could be doing some cleaning, maybe folding some laundry, or anything besides what we’re doing. He’s playing The Sims 2, and I’m playing on my laptop. Tomorrow is his day off, and even though he’ll be the one getting up with our kids in the morning, he’s taking advantage of the free time. I’m just sitting here, watching SoapNET and doing my first official blog entry.

Before I ramble on too much, as I have a tendency to do, the real topic of the post: budgeting time.

There are a few important points to take into account when it comes to budgeting your time.

  1. Figure out how much you must get done each day
  2. Figure out how much time you have each day
  3. Figure out what else you need to do

So, you’ve got what you have to get done, and how much time you have. Most likely there’s not enough time to get it all done, right? Trust me, I know the problem. I face it all the time.

Biggest and best advice I ever received was from my mother-in-law before she passed: take it one day at a time. She didn’t mean it as just live it one day at a time, but to split up the major chores, one for each day. For example, laundry done on Saturday, since the work week is usually Monday through Friday, major kitchen cleaning on another day, vacuuming another, etc. It worked well for her for at least 20 years, and that was with 3 kids, and her working part-time, and then later, working 2 jobs.

Sometimes it helps to have a calender that’s dedicated just to household chores, along with dates of bills due. It’ll be killing two birds with one stone doing it that way.

Katy also had some great suggestions for budgeting your time, including budgeting time for reading e-mails, and reading and following up on blogs. Honestly, I don’t think I could be that strict with it, but I plan on trying it in a few weeks, just to see if it speeds up my productivity. I plan on doing a few things, as tests. Maybe my experiences will help you.