52 Weeks of Organizing - 4 {Lists}

One of my favorite ways to organize is on paper.  Trouble is, I often spend so much time organizing my lists that I never get around to checking anything off the list. 

I struggle with making a too-structured list and then feel like a failure when life veers off schedule.  With little ones this is an everyday occurrence.  It  took a while for me to realize that it wasn't that I was disorganized as much as that my current life stage needed a flexible list!

This week I thought I'd share some links that have helped me find a better way to make effective lists and to get around to crossing things off.

1. Here is a great post by Tsh Oxenreider explaining how she melded structure and flexibility into her Daily Docket List.

2.  Here is a  link to a video from getbuttonedup.com about how one working mother makes her colorful lists.  I use lots of colored pens myself and have found it both helpful and fun.

3. This link has loads of lists to download for free. It comes from http://organizedhome.com/.
There is a lot of information here so remember to stay focused and not overwhelm yourself with more papers!

4.  Finally, read this by Elizabeth Foss, to reassure you that you are completing your to-do list everyday ~ just by taking care of your family ~ crossed off list or not.

Also, keep crossing off (or not!) the 52 Weeks List we made on week 1.  If you want to start now go here.
I had to postpone mine this week due to the family flu.  Thank goodness for flexibility.


  1. Very timely post as I just picked up Tsh's book Organized Simplicity at the library last night. Thank you for visiting my blog so I could find you. Have a great day.

  2. Great ideas! I wish I could be a better list-maker. I tend to skip that step which is not a very organized approach! :( H2U


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