New Home Agenda

A while back I read a terrific post by Megan at Honey We're Home about starting a home management notebook and daily agenda to organize and plan her time relating to running her home, which totally inspired me to do the same!  As far as I'm concerned...

I am a very organized person, and have an agenda for work related stuff, but I found home and private stuff creeping into my work agenda from time to time, or I'd just make to do lists for house stuff, which never really worked well.  The reason I like having an actual agenda is that it helps me to set daily goals, have everything in one spot, and once I write it down I don't have to keep the thought in my head - Don't you hate spending your day thinking things like "dry cleaning, birthday card for Kristi, and milk" over and over?  I do!

So, I decided to buy a new agenda to use just for running my household and private matters {Thanks for the inspiration Megan}, and this is what I got...

It is from Red Star Ink and I got it from their Etsy Shop, cute right?  I love that it is a nice, simple, and clean design that allows me to make mini lists and check them off each day {I am such a list gal}.  It is also made by hand {by the owner and designer Marcie, who is a doll} from 100% recycled materials, which makes me super happy.  Also, it's a "fill-in-the-date" calendar, so I was able to start organizing my time as soon as it arrived, which was great because I was pretty excited to get started!

I have been using it for a few weeks now, and I'm more organized at home and saving lots of time, and therefore delighted!  The biggest change that is saving me the most time is that on Sunday night I plan what meals I will make for the week and create a shopping list for Monday - This way I only shop once and am sure to have everything I need for the week.  I used to hit Whole Foods at least 3 or 4 times a week, now I spend that time on more important things, which is great!

I am so happy with my new home agenda adventure that I just had to share it with you.  Do you have a system for keeping things running smoothly at home?  If so, I'd love to hear about it and if not, be sure to check out the original post by Megan that got me inspired HERE, it may inspire you too!  

UPDATE:  Marcie, the owner of Red Star Ink has just made a delightful offer to all of you!  She is offering a 15% discount on any order from her Etsy Shop, just enter the coupon code STACI15 at checkout, this offer is valid until August 1st.  Keep in mind Marcie offers lots of cute items, not just planners, so be sure to swing by her Etsy Shop to see all of her goodies.  Have a great time shopping, and be sure to say hello and thanks to Marcie for her sweet gesture!
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  1. That is my uncle's favourite saying!! That is a great little notebook Staci. I think I may just have to order one...

  2. I love this idea! I'm such a list person too, and with my lists being on various pieces of paper throughout the house, they often get misplaced!!

  3. Staci, I am so glad you are enjoying your planner. I would like to offer your blog readers 15% off their order from my Etsy shop. Enter the coupon code STACI15 at checkout. The discount will be valid until August 1.


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  4. That's a great notebook...I'd die without my calendar and lists! And even though my phone has apps for all that, I still have to put pencil to paper!

  5. I'm pretty sure I'm just about the LEAST organized person I know! I'll walk into a room to do something, get distracted by something else, and then the domino effect comes into play and it's hours before I get back to doing what I had originally meant to do. I really need to organize myself better - a home agenda is a great idea. I better read Megan's blog post, and then maybe take up Marcie on her discount offer!

  6. This really is such a brilliant idea! I've always been a list maker and this would simplify my life. I agree, who wants to have to keep remembering things over and over - it just clutters the brain! :)

  7. I'm a list maker too - drive B crazy!

    I love your find, heading over to her etsy shop now!


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