I discovered the "Priority Planner" in Linda Dillow's book, Creative Counterpart. I have never before seen a concise, one page print out that allows me to organize my basic priorities, my weekly agenda, my menu, to do list, and my shopping list! Amazing! I typed it up in Microsoft Word and you can download the file here: Priority Planner
My 3-ring binder consists of 5 dividers giving me 6 sections- daily schedules in front, Priority Planning Sheets, To Do Lists, Calendars for the next 18 months, Kitchen Critiques (a whole different post), and my recipe collection. I am slowly in the process of typing up the recipes that I have on notecards and getting rid of that system altogether. Now, on Sunday or sometimes Saturday night, I will sit down with my binder and plan out the week. I ask my husband what he has going on, and jot that down on the Priority Planner. I can easily flip through my recipes and mark ingredients on the shopping list portion of the planner. My whole world is in that binder!
Further, I keep all of my most important things on a basket on my desk. Each morning when I get up, I sit at my tiny desk in my husband's office and use all of these items. I have my Bible, journal, reading schedule, book (whatever one I am currently reading) & the journal for that book, as well as my Priority Planner Binder!