Printables I use Today Tonight… and tomorrow to keep me organised

LOL… did you see what I did there in the title!!  I was on Today Tonight last night (view the segment below), sharing some of my household tips. Welcome to any that is new to my website! I’m Kat a mum of 3, twins are now 15 and youngest is 13.  I have been sharing my tips on my blog since my youngest was 5.  I haven’t always been organised, I used to cry behind closed doors because the house was a mess and having three kids two years and younger was hard work.  But I managed my way through it by creating systems and routines to get back the control of our home and ultimately be a happier version of me!

Initially, Today Tonight wanted to do a segement on meal planning (because I am a huge advocate for meal planning), but Rod, the journalist, looked through my blog the night before and loved all my content so he wanted to include more into the segment.  They mentioned quite a few of my printables and I’ve been getting emails with many enquiring about them, so I thought I’d share all the details in a blog post. These are the printables I use to help keep my household organised.

Creating systems and routines to get back the control of our home and ultimately be a happier version of me!I I use these printables each day to help keep my household organised.

LUNCH AND DINNER MEAL PLANNER

  available in my shop as an instant download here.

Create a plan for your lunches and meals so you will eat balanced meals throughout the week.  Planning ahead will save you on those busy nights that you can plan an easy dish or slow cooker meal rather than getting take out. I included tick boxes so you can glance at the planner in the morning to quickly remind you if tonight’s dinner needs prepping:

  • defrost – to remind you to take it out of the freezer
  • slow cooker – to remind you to put the slow cooker on
  • advanced prep – if meat needs marinating beforehand
  • longer than an hour – you know you need to start dinner earlier than usual

There are 7 pages in this file, each page starts with a different day of the week.  I grocery shop on a Sunday so I like my meal plan to start on a Sunday.  I place my blank meal plan into an A4 glass photo frame and use a whiteboard marker on the glass to easily reuse each week.  I display the frame in the kitchen so all the family can see so if I’m not home they can start dinner.

Create a plan for your lunches and meals so you will eat balanced meals throughout the week. Planning ahead will save you on those busy nights that you can plan an easy dish or slow cooker meal rather than getting take out. I included tick boxes so you can glance at the planner in the morning to quickly remind you if tonight’s dinner needs prepping:

20 DAYS TO ORGANISE AND CLEAN YOUR HOME ECOURSE

  learn more here.

Struggling to find the motivation to clean your house? Don’t know where to start? Feeling lost? Overwhelemed? Disheartnened? I can help! With my Seriously Simple STEP-BY-STEP 20-DAY ACTION PLAN for an Incredibly Clean & Organised Home – Even if you dislike Cleaning, Cooking and Chores!

Struggling to find the motivation to clean your house? Don’t know where to start? Feeling lost? Overwhelemed? Disheartnened? I can help! With my Seriously Simple STEP-BY-STEP 20-DAY ACTION PLAN for an Incredibly Clean & Organised Home – Even if you dislike Cleaning, Cooking and Chores!

LUNCHBOX PLANNER

  blank lunchbox planner is available in my shop as an instant download here.

Before you do your weekly shop, create a plan of what you want to pack in the lunchbox for the week and add the items to your grocery list. To have all the food on hand will ensure that the kids have a healthy lunch for each day at school and won’t be reaching for sweet food at the back of the pantry, or into your pocket for tuckshop money.

Before you do your weekly shop, create a plan of what you want to pack in the lunchbox for the week and add the items to your grocery list. To have all the food on hand will ensure that the kids have a healthy lunch for each day at school and won’t be reaching for sweet food at the back of the pantry, or into your pocket for tuckshop money.

50+ FREEZER FRIENDLY LUNCH BOX FOOD IDEAS

  view my freezer friendly recipes here. 

I like to spend a few hours over school holidays doing up some baking for kids lunchboxes.  I place it all in the freezer so the kids can pack them into their lunchboxes.  This saves time throughout the school term where I may not have time to bake and saves money, cheaper than buying biscuits and muffins from the supermarkets.  I have loads of freezer friendly lunch box ideas. Plus tips on how to freeze and defrost that will save you so much time when packing lunches for the kids.

I like to spend a few hours over school holidays doing up some baking for kids lunchboxes. I place it all in the freezer so the kids can pack them into their lunchboxes. This saves time throughout the school term where I may not have time to bake and saves money, cheaper than buying biscuits and muffins from the supermarkets. I have loads of freezer friendly lunch box ideas. Plus tips on how to freeze and defrost that will save you so much time when packing lunches for the kids.

SHOPPING LIST NOTEPAD

  available from my shop here.

This ultra organised shopping list notepad will help you save time while walking up and down the aisles at the supermarket, listing all your required groceries in the provided categories.

This ultra organised shopping list notepad will help you save time while walking up and down the aisles at the supermarket, listing all your required groceries in the provided categories.

LAUNDRY ROUTINE

  available in my shop as an instant download here.

Unfortunately, washing is one of those tedious jobs that is never-ending, you think you have found the bottom of the pile, but the next day it’s back! Having a laundry schedule will help you stay in control of your dirty laundry piles. This helps me to make sure the kids always have clean school uniforms.

Unfortunately, washing is one of those tedious jobs that is never-ending, you think you have found the bottom of the pile, but the next day it’s back! Having a laundry schedule will help you stay in control of your dirty laundry piles. This helps me to make sure the kids always have clean school uniforms.

KIDS ROUTINE CHARTS

  available in my shop as an instant download and to personalise here.

School mornings are like ground-hog day.  If you find your constantly repeating yourself asking or yelling to the kids if they are dressed for school, have they brushed their teeth? This can make a stressful start to the morning.  Eliminate the nagging and yelling with these routine charts which lists the expectations of the kids each morning.  Laminate or frame it and place in an area for easy viewing.

School mornings are like ground-hog day. If you find your constantly repeating yourself asking or yelling to the kids if they are dressed for school, have they brushed their teeth? This can make a stressful start to the morning. Eliminate the nagging and yelling with these routine charts which lists the expectations of the kids each morning. Laminate or frame it and place in an area for easy viewing.

CLEANING CHECKLIST

  available in my shop as an instant download here.

This is my cleaning checklist which includes daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual tasks.  This checklist will help you remember cleaning tasks and create a routine to suit the time you have available.

This is my cleaning checklist which includes daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual tasks. This checklist will help you remember cleaning tasks and create a routine to suit the time you have available.

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1 comment

Les brown March 29, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Congrats on your Today tonight segment. The thing for me is you are genuine. That l have a different system – no kids here – doesn’t matter. The main things to know from you is, organised house persons have less preparation and it is more economical. An easier life means a happier life for me. The old adage, “A stitch in time . . .” really works.
Happy Easter to you and your lovely family, Kat.
Les.

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