My Dailies

My Dailies

Hi folks!  I am joining Bonnie, from House of Grace, in her Organise Your Life Party!  She is posting weekly organising tips based on the book Organize Now! by Jennifer Ford Berry.

After reading Cara’s inspiring post about her Dailies, I am going to write a list of my own.  These are my new updated dailies,

The 7 daily-must-get-dones:

  1. Make kids’ lunches
  2. Have some weetabix to turbo-charge my day
  3. Freshen up me: (If needed have a shower and then…) Get changed into day clothes (we can look fresh and presentable doing these things, cant we?)
  4. Freshen up baby: so daddy and the siblings can enjoy some sweet kisses before going off to work/school (and not stinky ones)
  5. Bring down the upstairs dirty-clothes’ bucket and sort clothes into main laundry baskets (we have 2 wicker baskets… one for darks and one for lights)
  6. Put a wash on
  7. Tidy up kitchen after breakfast

The 7 things to get done once-the-big-things-are-done:

  1. Have second-breakfast if and when needed
  2. (Take baby out if possible and…) Perform morning dhikr/remembrance
  3. Tidy up downstairs
  4. Make bed and clear room
  5. Empty nappy bin, bathroom and bedroom bin
  6. Fill-up bedroom kettle & jug
  7. Put washed load into the dryer, and set timer

And here’s the print out which I will put up on the fridge:

My Rules-to-live-by: (This is a work in progress… I will add it to my tips)

  1. Enjoy your babies – they will be teenagers before you know it.
  2. If baby goes to sleep and you are tired – drop everything and go to sleep (except the baby, or course!)
  3. If you are hungry, EAT.
  4. Take out an extra minute when preparing your lunch/dinner meal to make yourself a water-based drink to go with it.  Once you sit down you will be glad you did!
  5. When you remember something for your shopping list, write it down STRAIGHT AWAY.  i keep a pile of shopping lists strips in the bedroom, kitchen, and also have one on my Blackberry.
  6. If you’re feeling hungry, make an energy milkshake.
  7. Don’t let anyone take away your precious moments.  If they have a problem, just think Fimdigad (pronounced: FIM – DI – GAD) (Frankly my dear, I don’t give a donkey)
  8. You can only get changed quickly in the morning if (1) your wardrobe has been purged and (2) you have a good collection of coordinated clothes to wear.  I have purged and organised my wardrobe using Missus Smarty Pants’s method, and always ensure I have the right coloured clothes that fit.
  9. It’s okay to let things slide whilst you devise a new routine – in the long run, it will make you more productive.
  10. Whilst doing the morning routine, listen to some uplifting talks on your wireless headphones.
  11. “You are not behind! I don’t want you to try to catch up; I just want you to jump in where we are. O.K.?”- FlyLady
  12. Put three things away in their correct place each time you go into a room.  Try to take three things to put away each time you leave a room




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