What is a Basic Weekly Plan?

Dear Friends,

This year’s motto is “From CHAOS to Clean in 2017.” We are going to have fun with our new motto! The question has been asked more than once: what is a Basic Weekly Plan? Let me start by explaining how the idea of a Basic Weekly Plan came about. On New Year’s Day of 1999, I was determined to “Get Organized.” In the process of trying to figure out why Pam and Peggy’s Card File System had not ever worked for me for very long, I started sorting all my cards into piles: Daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally.

The daily cards became my morning, afternoon and evening routines. My monthly cards were broken down into the five zones in our home. Seasonal cards were posted on our calendar. Then there was that pile of everything that needed to be done each week.

This is when I decided to assign a topic to each day of the week. And I divided the pile between the weekdays. Let’s start with Sunday.

Sunday is Renew Your Spirit Day: Take care of me
Monday is Weekly Home Blessing Day: Bless my home and laundry
Tuesday is My Free Day: Lunch with friends,
Wednesday is Anti-Procrastination Day: Things that get put off, menu planning, clean out your refrigerator.
Thursday is Errand Day: Grocery Day and appointments
Friday is Clean out the Car Day, Date Night and Do Bookkeeping
Saturday is Family Fun day; Spend time with family

Make a list of everything that you need to do each week. Set up your very own Basic Weekly Plan or use ours.

Are you ready to FLY with a Basic Weekly Plan guiding your way?
FlyLady

If you need more help with a Basic Weekly Plan there is a worksheet in our Digital Control Journal. Don’t let your perfectionism stand in the way of peace you deserve.

You can get your Control Journal with our Office in a Bag. I use the red on for my Emergency Control Journal.

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