How To Organize: Mommy’s Must Have Monday

by How To Mommy on 02.26.12

I’ve mentioned on a few occasions that I’m trying to get my house in order this year.

Tonight I’m finally making use of two things that have been at my fingertips for weeks and I wanted to share them with you.

Thirty-One Hang Up Home Organizer

I’ve had the Hang-Up Home Organizer on the side of my pantry for a few months now.  It wasn’t until recently I finally decided to start putting it to use.

It has dry erase spots for labeling the folders and small pockets {mine are bills, coupons, my mail, hubby’s mail, and gift cards}, as well as for two 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of paper.  I use mine for a shopping list {add to it during the week as we run out of items} and my cleaning schedule {see below}.

In the upper left-hand side there’s the perfect spot to hang your calendar.  Since I haven’t bothered to pick up a 2012 calendar yet {what, it’s not even March…and in my defense, our realtor usually sends us one by now}, I found this really great blank calendar template online.  I really like how I can type in my events each month and color code the items based on whose event it is!

I love that it is such a great snapshot of what’s going on in my home and what needs to be done.  You can get one for yourself in a variety of patterns here!

Cleaning Schedule

I got the idea for a cleaning schedule from my friend over at Finding Hope.  Her Life Management Notebook really gave me what I needed to start the ball rolling with order and consistency in my home.

This schedule is great because it’s customizable to your life and how you can break up your day and week.  I grouped items that need to be done every day into the three times of day I thought they’d most likely be accomplished.

I then thought of which items needed to be done every week and divided them based on what we usually have going on during the week or which day the ads come out.

If you don’t want to create your own schedule, let Finding Hope Etsy Shop do it for you!

I hope these items help you start to have more order in your house.  I know they will in mine!

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1 MommaM February 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM

That is genius! I just learned about My Thirty One recently and now I’m seeing it everywhere. I really think I need to own one of these…


2 How To Mommy February 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

You definitely do!


3 Amanda February 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Love your cleaning schedule – looking at starting one for myself to motivate me to Actaully clean

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4 How To Mommy February 27, 2012 at 3:56 PM

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5 Rachelle August 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I just got my Thirty one home organizer in the mail today and I am so excited to get it set up and start using it! I am wondering how you attached the monthly calendar to the organizer since there isn’t a pocket on that side. I am also trying to figure out how to attach the organizer to the side of my pantry. What type of hooks did you use? Thanks for you help! 🙂


6 How To Mommy September 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I’m glad you like it! I used those hooks from 3M that just have a sticky back. As for the calendar, I just taped it. Nothing too fancy. 🙂


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