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Index Cards



I purchased a file box that holds 3.5 index cards, 3.5 colored index cards, months of the year and 1-31 cards. I then took and made a list of all the household chores, hair cuts and yearly apts and seperated them by how often they needed to be done and assigned them by color. Yellow for daily chores, pink 1/week, Green 1/ month, orange every 2 weeks and blue 1/year. I wrote on the cards the chore assigned to the color and then placed them in the index box on the days I wanted to do them

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  • BIGRED19551
    I used this process, too, when I had a young family. One of the greatest benefits to me was going through the process of determining what needed to be done daily, weekly, monthly, etc. I no longer use the cards, but that idea of being responsible to complete something on a regular schedule is ingrained in our habits. Keep it up! - by BIGRED19551
  • This idea is the basis of the Sidetracked Home Executives (SHEs) program that evolved to Fly Lady. I have the sisters' original book from 1978. An oldie but a goodie. This was the only method that kept me organized when I wore the many hats required to raise a family. - by CAPTHAMMER
  • I found that it works great for me and my family when my children were younger... When the chore was done we moved it to the next day, week, month, year... I found that I actually felt like I accomplished something. I still have my cards and im reminded when to flip my mattress on my bed or when to clean out cabintes, Wash blinds.. breaks it up so Im not doing it all at once. - by OMAOF17
  • Brilliant! I'm adopting this one! - by CRUZIN2LOSE
  • Wow! That's what I call organization! emoticon - by INDEJAM09

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