I may not have any kids yet, but I love the ideas that Modern Parents Messy Kids come up with. It's a really great site if you haven't checked it out before. Anywho, this week she had a great post about a DIY cleaning chart that I wanted to make. But, I didn't have a laminator and I don't have much room on my fridge ('cause I have some silly magnets that I love too much) so I wanted to come up with something along the lines of her idea but would fit better with me. So, I came up with this:
I came up with my layout using Adobe Illustrator to have three parts of my day (before work, after work and evening), but MPMK has a great download if you want to use it on her blog post, and printed it out. I put it inside of a plastic sheet protector, made some slits using a razor and stitched it up to keep things in place. I made the tags using scrap paper (cut to 7/8" x 2-1/4") and stapled on some ribbon to help me pull the tabs and to keep them from getting stuck. You just slide the tags into the cut slits and they won't move thanks to the stitching. You can follow along on the photos below.
It's definitely not as fancy or pretty as MPMK's lovely cleaning chart, but I like the simplicity and messiness of it all, and it fits great on my fridge. And it's super easy to make some new tags if needed! :)
Printer paper, printer, sewing machine (& thread, etc.), non-permanent marker, razor, ruler, something to cut on, designer paper, paper cutter, ribbon, stapler