I created a new dashboard for my planner that has been so helpful for my home management! There were two charts I accessed frequently but that I always had to go out of my way to reference. Since the Happy Planner is easily customizable, I took an extra monthly divider page from the beginning of the planner (I have a 16 month but only needed the last 12 months) and attached two monthly progress charts to the sheet.
Here are the two charts that I moved to my planner! (I won’t include a picture of the actual dashboard because it contains personal information):
Every Friday night I plan the chores I want to accomplish that weekend. Having my cleaning schedule right there in my planner helps me remember to schedule in those monthly or quarterly chores I need to get done!
#2 Bill Pay Checklist
I don’t know how it goes at your house, but Paul and I share the bill paying and money managing responsibilities. He frequently asks me things like, “Did we pay the internet bill?” “What day is the mortgage due?” I can’t usually remember off the top of my head. Keeping this checklist in my planner not only saves me time, but it leaves the information easily accessible for Paul and helps me not to forget to pay anything! Once a bill is paid, I check it off for the month. (I changed the names and dates to keep our information secure)
Previously I had either stored these on my computer or printed them to hang on the fridge. I’m finding that it works so much better to have the charts right there in my planner for daily and weekly reference. Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, I placed the dashboard at the back of the planner for easy access.
Is there a list or goal tracker you have a hard time keeping up with? Stick it in your planner!