Bullet journals can help you organize your life in many ways. I love using bullet journals to write down my checklists and manage projects. You might use your bullet journal to make lists for the future, write down your dreams and bucket list plans, manage your finances, and relieve your stress. But one of the greatest benefits of a bullet journal is to help you organize your entire life. For busy moms, adding home organization pages to your bullet journal is a great way to get manage your homemaking tasks.
With a bullet journal, everything you need to plan and organize your home can be added to this single journal and all kept in one place. No more trying to look around for scratch paper or having Post-it notes lying around everywhere. One of the reasons for the popularity of bullet journals is they are a personalized planner that you create based on your own needs.
Here are a few tips to help you be more organized with your bullet journal.
Use Your Bullet Journal Daily
Successful bullet journalers use their bullet journal every day. For your home organization needs, include daily lists with your tasks for the day, appointments, schedules, and anything else you need to include.
You can easily use weekly and monthly pages to plan your cleaning, organizing and decluttering tasks. As much as we wish these tasks could be done once and for all, we frequently need to repeat them every week and every month to stay on top of them.
Add Many Different Categories to Fit Your Needs
Adding multiple categories for your journal is also recommended. Some people limit categories to the things they have the biggest problem with, like meal planning or keeping up with appointments. But, nearly every part of your life can benefit from having pages in the bullet journal. Here’s a few ideas for categories to include finances and savings, work goals, even personal diary entries for special memories or thoughts you want to remember and review later.
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Always Be Looking For Inspiration
Organizing your bullet journal might be part of your hesitation to start one, but don’t think you have to do it all alone. You can always find inspiration by taking a peek at other bullet journal pages others have created. This gives you ideas for what types of things to include and how to design the layouts of each page.
Creating a bullet journal board on Pinterest is a great way to save ideas for your bullet journal.
Signifiers Keep Your Bullet Journal Organized
Keeping your bullet journal organized requires attention to detail, such as signifiers. The signifiers are small symbols you use when describing an emotion, mood, or type of schedule. You can use one symbol for your mood of excitement or happiness, another symbol for an urgent matter, or a symbol to describe what type of appointment you have.
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Update Your Index When You Add New Pages
The index is one of the most important parts of the journal and should be updated frequently. Many people create an index in the beginning, but then forget to review it later and update it with the new information.
To find the new content you add to your bullet journal, it’s important to always update the index. Take a few minutes once a week to keep your index current by adding any new pages or content.
Now that you have a few tips for keeping your bullet journal organized, here are 25+ pages ideas you can add to your bullet journal to keep your home organized.
25+ Home Organization Page Ideas for Your Bullet Journal
Cleaning Page Ideas
Cleaning list (areas/rooms to clean)
Cleaning Calendar (a 2-page spread with each month and your dates for cleaning)
Cleaning Schedule – Weekly (what are your daily cleaning chores)
Spring cleaning/Fall cleaning “to-do” list
Monthly or Quarterly Deep Cleaning “to-do” list
Lists of specific cleaning projects or tasks for each room in your home
Punch list (things to fix or repair)
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Home Organization Ideas
Weekly Declutter Plan
Monthly Declutter Schedule
Weekly Organizing tasks
Weekly Meal Plans
Recipes to Try
Family Favorite Recipes
Grocery Shopping List
Best Prices List
Home Updates to Complete
Home Repairs (larger projects)
Debt Reduction Plan
Kid’s Chore List/Schedule
Gift Planner/Gift Ideas
Important Contacts/Phone/Email Addresses
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A bullet journal is great for organizing your schedule and weekly to-do’s, but it’s also a perfect planner to manage all your home organization and decluttering tasks too. With your bullet journal, you can easily plan your cleaning and homemaking tasks in one planner and keep your life organized.
What home organization and decluttering tasks do you keep in your planner? If I missed one, leave it in the comments below.