My homeschool group has asked me to help lead a discussion on Planners for our next Mom's Night Out, later this month. I've been thinking and thinking what to say without getting long-winded - it's hard to condense everything you might want to say into a discussion, right?
I have decided that I am going to make it simple and share how I use a planner. I'll start with my divider sections and tell how I use each. What else would a beginner need to know?
Monthly: only items with a specific due date (appointments, bills, meetings, etc.)
Weekly: my one week on 2 pages spread - where most of the planning takes place.
Future: two sheets of paper (back and front) with all the months of 2015 spaced between them; also a sheet of paper for 2016 events (scheduled yearly physical, a wedding save-the-date, dog's vaccination, etc.)
Projects: notes on current things that are going on - for me: a monthly review check list, weight loss tracking, birthday dinner planning, etc.)
Tasks: any housecleaning routines I want to track, specific lists for specific things (packing for vacation, moving checklist, etc.)
Files/Notes: previous projects that I want to keep handy, such as a blog post I've wanted to write forever, blank grocery lists, a list of my OTC meds I am allowed to take, etc.
I'm thinking that maybe I won't go too long with that. Maybe I'l just give them a handout and let the conversation go for there.
What inserts do you think I should share?