How To Plan Your Week In Just 3 Short Minutes

For the past year I’ve been on a quest for a planner system that works for me.

I’ve tried a lot of different systems:

I bought calendars and planners
I made check lists
I tried using one printed sheet in a page protector that I could wipe off each dayI tried bullet journaling

 

And after a year of trying different methods, I’ve finally found my sweet spot; and the best news is that it only takes me a few minutes a week to plan!

After a year of trying several different planning systems, I've found my sweet spot and I want to show you how to plan your week in three short minutes. #alittlerandr #planning #bulletjournaling #tracking #trackers #looping #loopdeloop

One thing I tried last year was doing a mixture of bullet journaling and trackers in a note book. What I loved about having a notebook, as opposed to using the page protector was that I could look back on notes from previous weeks.

In fact, I’ve saved last year’s note book and even still refer back to some of the notes I took.

 

So, going in to 2019, I knew I wanted to keep that idea.

But I didn’t want to keep last year’s system, because it was very time consuming. I would spend Saturday morning handwriting out my bullet journal for the entire week.

I wanted something that would take minutes – not over an hour.

So, I decided to create something in Publisher.

After a year of trying several different planning systems, I've found my sweet spot and I want to show you how to plan your week in three short minutes. #alittlerandr #planning #bulletjournaling #tracking #trackers #looping #loopdeloop

This is a mixture of bullet journaling and tracking.

But I have added it to another system that I really love: Looping! Last year my bestie, Bridget from Little House in the Cove, told me about a new system she was using called Looping.

 

Looping was designed by Tauna from Proverbial Homemaker.

Video web course with 5 lessons and worksheets, loop schedule templates, and exclusive FB group access!

I decided to give it a try, since one of the things I was having trouble with was keeping up with housekeeping. At that point, I was doing all of my housework on Saturdays, but only the bare minimum.

I seriously didn’t have time for more!

Proverbial Homemaker offers a workshop for her Looping system that I took last year and it completely revolutionized the way I approach housework.

 

Now, I not only get all of my housework done by Friday, I also have time on Saturdays to take one big task, like washing widows or cleaning my appliances!

How To Plan Your Week In Just 3 Short Minutes

The first thing I did was create my plan in Publisher and save it. Creating this plan took a few weeks to perfect. I tried one system and promised to stick with it for a full month, and after a month I went into a made a few tweaks – which is now what I call my “sweet spot”.

I have a daily bullet journal of tasks that must be done.

I keep blank spaces at the bottom of each day to write down appointments or important events that I should not forget for that day.

 

There is also space for my trackers that I use for each client and my blog work.

Under that, I have a list of the daily prayer needs I pray over, plus space for upcoming calendar events, a shopping list, and notes.

After a year of trying several different planning systems, I've found my sweet spot and I want to show you how to plan your week in three short minutes. #alittlerandr #planning #bulletjournaling #tracking #trackers #looping #loopdeloop

On a separate sheet, I have printed out my looping chart that I keep in a page protector. This works something like a tracker where mark off each time you do a task.

Once I reach the end of my tracker, I wipe off my check marks and start over.

 

Each day I do a quick wipe-down of my toilet (I’m looking at you, boys!), sink, and counter. I also take one or two small rooms a day to clean.

After a year of trying several different planning systems, I've found my sweet spot and I want to show you how to plan your week in three short minutes. #alittlerandr #planning #bulletjournaling #tracking #trackers #looping #loopdeloop

By Friday, my usual weekly housework is done.

Then on Saturday I take a monthly and/or bi-monthly task to do. At the end of the month, my house has been thoroughly cleaned.

 

I also have 4 tasks I do a few times a year – so I grab those on certain months. 

Tauna’s printable looping charts, that come free with the workshop, are in an editable PDF format!

Video web course with 5 lessons and worksheets, loop schedule templates, and exclusive FB group access!

My weekly planning is as easy as printing off a sheet of paper, cutting it half, and taping it to my notebook. 

My looping housework is always ready on desk, waiting for little check marks to help me track where I am with my housework.

It takes only minutes to do on Friday, and I’m ready to take next week by storm!