101 in 1001. I found this on a blog I accidentally stumbled upon. The theory is that you make a list of 101 goals that you try to accomplish in 1001 days. http://dayzeroproject.com/ They can be any kind of goals.
Practical Homemaking Goals:
1) Grocery shop from a planned menu to save money for at least a month...and then it will be so successful that it will naturally grow into a habit
2) Stick to a budget for at least 3 months...to get in the habit...
3) Cook enough extra so can freeze leftovers...so we can have cheaper and healthier quickie meals...
4) Learn to cook a beef (or in our case deer) stroganoff from scratch.
5) Find at least 5 new recipes the kids will happily eat.
6) Set up a rotation of meals...
7) Set up a cleaning rotation...and stick to it for a month...
8) Set up some kind of kitchen organization system...for bills, laundry, and grocery lists
9) Set up day schedules
10) Try http://e-mealz.com/ and stick with it for a month!
11) Figure out how to freeze meals without freezer burns... :)
12) Cut off cable
13) Set up after school activities for the girlies
14) Have healthy snacks "pre-packaged" for the kids to limit intake
15) Set up some good storage for craft/coloring supplies
16) Purge toys
17) Label stored kids clothes so can shop for younger girlies more easily.
18) Pare down to clothing girls will happily wear...donate rest
19) Reward Gabriel for reading and helping with the house
20) Set up chore chart!
22) Lose 5 lbs
23) Lose 5 more pounds (10 total)
24) Lose 5 more pounds (15 total)
25) Lose 5 more pounds (20 total)
26) Start back on Weight Watchers
27) Find a hair-cut I actually like
28) Go out by myself 3 times a month, so I don't have to hide in the bathroom to stay sane
29) Go to bed by 10:30 pm for 1 month
30) Work out 4 times a week for 1 month
31) Work out 5 times a week for 1 month
32) Wear make up 6 times a week
33) Do hair 5 times a week (No ponytails!)
34) Get a pedicure with no kids with me!!!
35) Figure out the recycling system of our trash collection service and actually do it!
36) Start composting and see if it is actually worth it! (so much of our food leftovers go to the dog!)
37) File all bills and tax deduction documentation monthly for the year! At least put them all in one place.
38) Trash the junk mail IMMEDIATELY!!
39) Organize Gift Bucket, with corresponding list
40) List hierarchy of needed house items, search accordingly
41) Set up a clean-up system between upstairs and down
42) Install raised bed garden
43) Set up a Netflix/Library storage area...return said items to that place!
44) Throw away all gift bags!!! All!! Purge!!!!
45) Get rid off all Knick-knacks..keep decorations (differentiate)
46) Save a limited number of gift bags so they don't take over.
47) Remember to label the packing boxes!
48) Learn how to needle felt
49) Learn how to knit
50) Learn how to make pillowcase dresses
51) DON'T ALLOW excess crap into the house!!
52) Teach organizational skills to the kids
53) Encourage organizational skills to the kids
54) REWARD organizational skills to the kids
55) ...I think this is going to be a list in progress! I'll get back on this one...this list is under construction!
101) Put $1 away for each task completed, to be spent however I like at the completion of the goals