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How to Use the Purpose 31 Homemaking Planners

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Planning is a mom’s best friend. There are so many different facets of homemaking, mothering, and being a wife that without a plan it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and hard to remember everything. That’s why I love writing things down in my planner! Today I’m talking about the different features of my Purpose 31 Homemaking Planners.

This homemaking planner collection was designed with the Christian woman in mind. You’ll find Bible verses and inspiring quotes inside the planner.

When I designed my first Homemaking Planner, I wanted it to be:

  • easy to use
  • pretty to look at
  • mom-friendly

I believe that each of my Purpose 31 Homemaking Planners do all of those things! I wanted it to have all of the elements I needed in a planner because as a busy mom – my life is no less than crazy sometimes. I want to be able to dump my brain right there onto paper so I have room to think.

And the beauty of these planners is that it works for stay at home moms, work at home moms, or work outside the home moms. They just work!

Regardless of which planner or printable you decide is the best fit for you and your lifestyle, it’s important to figure out what works for you. For me, using a planner has saved me many times.

The Purpose 31 Homemaking Planner Collection

Can I tell you how excited I am about these planners? Hundreds of women have purchased and used these Homemaking Planners over the last few years. These planners will help you get all those pesky details floating around in your brain down on paper in an organized manner!

I decided I needed to share more about how the Homemaking Planner is helpful and how you can use it to fit your life!

Let’s take a look at the different Purpose 31 Homemaking Planners.

The Mary Planner | Original Version | 144 pages

The Mary Planner is perfect for women who are home most of the time and want to stay on top of their household tasks.

The Purpose 31 Homemaking Planner @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This homemaking planner is perfect for stay at home moms who have a simple schedule. This is the planner I always wanted as a stay at home mom without a lot of outside activities.

It features a two-page spread, weekly layout with daily household checklist, weekly household chores, and weekly menu planning. There’s also space to write your reminders, appointments, or memories and space to jot down your morning, afternoon, and evening routines.

If you’re anything like me and want to manage your home well and believe that homemaking matters, The Purpose 31 Homemaking Planner is the perfect solution to manage your home and family life. 

The beauty of this weekly planner is that each week is labeled by week {ie. Week One, Week Two, etc.} so that you can start using it at any time during the year! Plus, since it’s a printable download, it’s a one time purchase, ultimately saving you money!

The two page spread, weekly layout features:

  • daily household chores
  • weekly household chores
  • hydrate tracker
  • remember / reminder section
  • morning, afternoon, and evening routines
  • weekly menu plan
  • notes
The Purpose 31 Homemaking Planner @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This 52 Week planner keeps your week running smoothly. With pages for planning your week, the weekly menu, upcoming holidays, and more!

The Simplified Mary Planner | Black and White Version | 182 pages

The Simplified Mary Planner is perfect for stay at home moms as well as women who work outside the home or women who have a busy schedule.

The Simplified Mary Planner @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This planner features everything the original Mary Planner offers. The main difference is that this planner’s interior pages are in black and white – which can save you money on ink when you print out the planner. You’ll see in the image below there are a few extra sections on the weekly planning page.

The two page spread, weekly layout features:

  • daily household chores (the daily eight)
  • priorities
  • weekly household chores
  • hydrate tracker
  • remember / reminder section
  • to-do list
  • habit tracker
  • morning, afternoon, and evening routines
  • weekly menu plan
  • notes

The beauty of this weekly planner (and all of the homemaking planners) is that each week is undated so that you can start using it at any time during the year! Each month has five weekly homemaking layouts because some months have four weeks and some months have five weeks. Use the pages you need. 

Plus, since it’s a printable download, it’s a one time purchase, ultimately saving you money! This undated weekly planner keeps your week running smoothly.

The Martha Planner | 190 pages

The Martha Planner is perfect for women who care for their homes, but also have an active lifestyle outside the home.

The Martha Planner @ AVirtuousWoman.org

This homemaking planner is perfect for busy women who either work outside the home or simply have a busy schedule.

It features a two-page spread, weekly layout with 7 columns – one for each day of the week – daily household checklist, weekly household chores, and weekly menu planning. There’s also space to write your reminders, appointments, or memories and space to jot down your morning, afternoon, and evening routines.

If you’re anything like me, and want to manage your home well and believe that homemaking matters, The Purpose 31 Martha Planner is the perfect solution to manage your home and a busy family life. 

The beauty of this weekly planner is that this planner is undated so that you can start using it at any time during the year! Plus, since it’s a printable download, it’s a one time purchase, ultimately saving you money!

The two page spread, weekly planning layout features:

  • 7 Daily Columns, one for each day
  • weekend planning
  • Must Do List
  • To Remember section
  • Morning Routine section
  • Afternoon Routine section
  • Evening Routine section
  • Meal Planning section
  • 2 blank & lined sections
  • Household Chores Checklist
  • Have Fun. Laugh Often. section
  • Memory Verse section
  • a different Bible verse each week
The Purpose 31 Planner @ AVirtuousWoman.org

The Martha Planner is brightly colored with a cheerful layout. Lots of space for writing down all the details cluttering your brain so you can breathe easier and put your mind to rest.

The Purpose 31 Weekly Checklist | 52 Week Chore Planner

The Purpose 31 Weekly Chore Planner is perfect for busy women who want an easy solution to stay on top of their household chores with a “done for you” rotating chore list.

The Purpose 31 Weekly Checklist @ AVirtuousWoman.org

The Purpose 31 Weekly Checklists is a set of 52 weekly household checklists you can print and check off each days chores to keep your house clean and tidy.

If you miss a chore one day you can do it when you have time – or just skip it because you know it will come back around in the rotation!

The weekly rotating chores are listed Monday through Friday with a catch-up day on the weekend. 

This is an easy to use, rotating chore list perfect for those of you who want to be told what to do each day to keep your home in order. 

The weekly one page layout features:

  • daily chore lists
  • weekly rotating chores
  • space to write notes or add to your to-do list
  • 52 Bible verses – a different one each week
  • note: this planner does not have a menu planning section
Purpose 31 Weekly Checklist @ AVirtuousWoman.org

How to Print the Purpose 31 Planners

You will most likely want to print the pages out double sided. The planners are designed to be printed in the order they are designed. This way you can create a binder or spiral notebook with your homemaking planner.

If you do not have a printer at home and would like to have your planner printed at an office supply store, I highly suggest you purchase the Simplified Mary Planner as the pages are in black and white to save on printing costs.

How to Bind the printable Purpose 31 Planners

You can punch pages with a 3 hole punch and place them inside a pretty 3 ring binder. You can also take your planner to your local office supply store and have them spiral bind it for you for about $5.00.

How to Use the Homemaking Planners

While each planner has a different layout and a few different features, they each have space to plan your homemaking tasks and chores. I always recommend choosing one day a week to plan for the coming week – I like to do my planning on Sunday, but whatever day works best for your schedule is when you should do your planning.

Remember: a homemaking planner or household notebook only reduces your stress if you actually use it.

How to Plan Each Week:

#1 When you sit down for your weekly planning time, make note of any upcoming appointments, changes in your schedule, or errands you need to run.

#2 Think about your schedule each day when planning your menu. Choose easier recipes or slow cooker / instant pot recipes for extra busy days. No more wondering what to feed your family 15 minutes before mealtime! Note: The Purpose 31 Checklist does not have a menu planner.

#3 Write down your planned Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Routines – if life changes so can your daily routines.

#4 In the Mary and Martha Planners you’ll find space to record your favorite memories from the week. Jot down funny things your kids say or special moments you want to remember.

#5 Keep track of those essential items on your To Do List that must be done this week. Remember to keep your lists short! 

#6 Write down your weekly chore list. What needs to be done? You may want to have some of the following weekly chores on your list:

  • clean bathrooms
  • mop and vacuum floors
  • wash bed linens and towels
  • grocery shopping
  • sabbath preparation
  • water plants

Daily Planning

Keep your homemaking planner out in plain sight and take it with you when you leave the house when it makes sense. I like binding my homemaking planners in an ARC bound notebook. It makes it so easy to add pages!

A 3 ring binder works just as well, but I like the slimness of the ARC bound system versus the bulk of a 3 ring binder.

Spiral binding is also easy to use and convenient when you want to travel with your homemaking notebook. If you need to add pages to your spiral-bound notebook you can fold in half and tape them in with washi tape.

  1. Each morning, check off the daily household chores checklist.
  2. Check your menu – do you need to take anything out of the freezer or prep something for dinner?
  3. Choose one weekly chore from your list to complete during the day.
  4. Go through your to-do list, errands, etc., and check off things as you go.
  5. Add anything that has come up or come to mind to your planning pages throughout the day.
  6. Finally. check your planner before bed so you know what’s happening the following day.

The Purpose 31 Homemaking Planners offer everything you need to stay on top of your homemaking tasks and organize your family life. It’s purposefully designed to help you plan your days without feeling overwhelmed.

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