I’ve been working on trying to organize my home as the new school year swings into gear, and part of that overall has been my household/homeschool planner. Because I just can’t seem to find a planner that has all I want, I’ve been working on creating my own.
When I first started using a household notebook four or five years ago, a daily planner worked really well for me. Now, I really need something that covers me for the week and doesn’t add a lot of extra work to my day. I need structure and organization not more work.
A weekly to-do list, a place for a few routine tasks that need to be checked off (I’ve coordinated my planner with the alarms I set), a place for specific weekly tasks (cards to be mailed, calls to be made, or appointments to be kept), and then a simple cleaning schedule were a few of the items I really wanted in my planner. Also, I wanted a little inspiration at the top—some Scripture paraphrases to help me focus my week. I have four different inspirations for each week of the average month.
Diligence: She eateth not the bread of idleness. (Prov. 31:27)
Faithfulness: Serve the Lord with gladness for the abundance of all things. (Deut. 28:46)
Purpose: Do all for the glory of God. (1 Cor. 10:31)
Perseverance: God finished the work which he had done. (Gen. 2:2)
Because my weekends look much different from the rest of my week, this planner is really for Monday through Friday. I intend to make a separate planner for the weekends and print that to the back of these sheets. But for now, I’m really liking the new approach. I hope you do, too! Enjoy!