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Filofax ~ Daily Reminders

Way back when I did my TABS post I promised that I would give you a closer look at my Daily Reminders Tab, so here I am (better late than never right?).

Daily Reminders Tab

The tab itself is probably a bit mislabeled because there is weekly reminder stuff in here as well – oh well!



First off I have my Erin Condren custom A5 FUNctional family checklist. The checklist came in a pad of 25, which will be a 6 month supply. I hole-punch a new sheet at the start each week and add it into my Filofax.


The list includes my flylady daily tasks, personal tasks, business tasks and some family related tasks as well. It’s not a comprehensive look at what I do each day, but it helps me get on track if I get distracted during the day.


Next is my daily tracking page. This serves as a reminder of each of the things I want to record each day.


I keep a record of these things on my DIYfish Do2P layout.

Most of them appear in my TODAY section at the top of the page on the right. This isn’t a very clear picture but it will help you see what I mean.


In that section in track:

* Dinner
* Incoming Mail
* Purchases for the day
* Luke’s Roster
* Which TED talk I watched that day
* Which book I’m currently reading (I read min. 10 pages a day)
* What planned activities Juniper and I did
* Blog topic

The blue column on the right page is my food/behaviour tracking for Juniper.
The column in red is my business related to-dos for each day.


In my daily reminders section I also have a handwritten collection of some of my favourite motivational quotes to keep me motivated if I need it. And I have a list of the Flylady 11 commandments.

Weekly Reminders

Finally, I have a list of weekly reminders. Which I cover with a clear flyleaf page. I mark off items directly on the flyleaf with a whiteboard marker so I can just wipe it clean at the end of the week and I don’t have to worry about rewriting the list.



Overall this system has been working really well for me, particularly in conjunction with my flylady ZONES tab set-up.

If you’d like to take a closer look at any of my other sections, leave a comment and I’ll do another post.




Filofax Meets Flylady

I’ve been wanting to do a comprehensive look at how I’m using the DIYfish inserts, but I’ve had a few requests for a post about how I use my filofax to help me organise my flylady household goals so I thought I would share that today, and keep working on the DIYfish post for another day.

Today I’ll also be sharing more information about my ‘Daily Reminders‘ tab as promised in my TABS rundown, so stay tuned for that as well.

Filofax Meets Flylady

For any readers who don’t already know about the flylady, you can visit her website here.

If you struggle to keep your house clean, or you feel overwhelmed by housekeeping she is a great help.

Daily Tasks

Every day I have a few small things that I do to keep the house running and reasonably tidy I’ll go into more detail with those in my ‘Daily Reminders‘ post, but to give you a quick outline of the daily tasks that relate to flylady:

* Make the beds
* Do a load of Washing – wash, dry AND fold/put away
* Quickly ‘swish’ the toilets
* Wipe down the bathroom sink
* Do the dishes – wash, dry and put away
* Shine my sink
* Put out fresh dish towels for the morning

Weekly Tasks

Part of the flylady system is to have a ‘weekly home blessing hour’ but rather than do that on a Monday as she suggests I break it up over the week. I have a sheet of those tasks – tweaked to suit my family and circumstances – and the days I prefer to do them. I have a clear flyleaf over the top, and when a chore is done I tick it off with a whiteboard marker. At the end of the week the flyleaf is wiped clean and I don’t have to write a new list for each week.




My ZONES tab has 5 pages, each with a flylady zone outlined on it. The zones align with the zones on the flylady website, but have been changed to suit our home.

I use a clear filofax flyleaf page as a marker, so that I can easily see which zone I’m currently in, and like with the weekly tasks above, I use a whiteboard marker on the flyleaf itself to mark off completed items. When it’s time to move onto a new zone, I simply wipe it clean. That system means that I can reuse the zone pages and not worry about them getting messed up.

Flylady zones in my filofax planner

Flylady zones in my filofax planner