This post was originally published on February 16, 2015.
I’ve tried different organizing systems in the past. I’ve had a household management notebook, tried a variety of digital calendars and apps, and used a variety of printable calendars and systems that other bloggers made available through their blog and/or Pinterest.
It didn’t work for me. I had to come up with something that would let me still keep everything in order, but be flexible enough to change as circumstances came up without flipping through pages.
We use a large dry erase board in our house to meal plan, make shopping lists, my husband’s “honey-do” list, remind me of my general cleaning schedule, and whatever miscellaneous to-dos come up.
Home Depot sells large already finished dry erase boards in their lumber section. We picked up ours for less than $10, and Brian cut it down to 18×24 inches before putting it into an extra photo frame we had.
At our last house, we had it hanging over the wall in the breakfast area, and right now it’s in a small hallway space that leads from our formal dining room into the kitchen. It’s next to the laundry room and pantry so I pass by it all the time. It’s easy for me to make changes, add notes, or brain dump a few ideas as I need it.
I store our extra markers and an eraser in the pantry. We don’t color-code the markers because that would make it more complicated for me to keep track of what each color is supposed to represent.
This by far has become my favorite way to keep our house in order! How do you keep track of things around the house?