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2019 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner

2019 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner

Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of the Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner, but I’ve been a fan far longer than an affiliate.

My planner is my second brain. Most mornings I sit down and plan a few things I want to accomplish that day. I often jot down things I need to buy at the grocery store, blog post ideas, plans we make with a family from church. My current planner’s dog eared, stained, and scribbled pages tell you that it has been through a lot.

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 2018 & 2019 Planners side by side

2018 & 2019 Planners side by side

The Homemaker’s Friend is divided into seven sections: year, month, week, tasks, projects, info, and shopping. The tab I use the most often is “Week.” Each week features a task list, a space to jot things for each day, a spot to put the day’s menu, and an inspirational quote. The quotes in this year’s planner are about trust and rest in the Lord.

 One of the pages from the “Week” section in my 2018 planner

One of the pages from the “Week” section in my 2018 planner

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Another tab I use almost daily is “Shopping.” As I run low in something, I flip to the shopping tab and add it to my shopping list. The shopping lists are perforated, making it easy to tear out once you have finished getting groceries. There are also other helpful things under this tab such as clothing sizes, gift ideas, and a master shopping list.

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I use the “Tasks” tab to jot down blog post ideas. Since I use Google Calendar for my monthly layout, I use the “Month” tab for scheduling blog posts. I use the “Projects” tab for more detailed scribbling, such as a list of activities I wanted to include in our boredom bucket last summer.

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2018 was the first year I chose a word of the year. I put that under the “Year” tab. I haven’t used the pages beyond that much, but the empty lines would be a perfect spot to write down those memorable things my children do and say.

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 These blank pages would make a great place to journal

These blank pages would make a great place to journal

Is there anything I’d change about the planner? I’d love if there would be a spot for prayer requests. Am I the only one who says I’ll pray for someone, and then forgets it because I didn’t write it down? I’d also like to have a habit tracker where I could record if I’d accomplished goals such as drinking enough water or getting exercise.

Planners make great gifts—that’s how I got my first one. Buy one for a friend or treat yourself to one by clicking here. This year Homemaker’s Friend is offering free menu planning worksheets, so be sure to request one when you order your planner (or even if you don’t order one).

Are you a planner fan? Do you use the Homemaker’s Friend?

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