Desiring Virtue’s Daily Plan of Attack

Lists really keep me on my toes, without them I tend to muddle through the day getting some things accomplished (the things I like to do) and not other things (those things I really detest doing… ehem… dishes). But it can be annoying to write out a list of the same things every day (which is a lot of what happens when you are a stay at home mom).

Things that must get done every day: Quiet Time, Make bed, Get dressed (Yes, this needs to be something I check off), Get children dressed (ditto), Dishes, Laundry, Pick up

You get the picture. They are simple things that we all do and should be all be able to do without a list… but not me. I need a binder of lists, from my Daily Plan of Attack, to my Blog Ideas, to Menu Planning.

I tend to be picky when it comes to my Home Management Binder. I want it to include the thing I need, and to look pretty at the same time (I mean it needs to motivate me, right?). Well, as you can imagine, it is hard to find everything you want when your list is pretty specific. The answer… create my own of course!

So without further ado I would like to introduce you to Desiring Virtue’s first ever Home Management Printable:

The Daily Plan of Attack

This printable contains four different version, each including 4 pages. The first version is my own personal version. It has all the MUST BE DONE items that we all must do plus my own personal preferences like alternating laundry days, one big daily task (floors, bathroom, baking, etc…). You may find that this version works for you as well! Great! If not there is version number two.

Version number two offers a lot more customization. It still includes the daily chores that we all do, but then gives you lots of blank spots to add your own items. But, maybe you want lots of blank spaces, but still want the quiet times, family worship, and church items that I have in my personal plan of attack…

Then version number three is for you. It is kind of the hybrid between the first two versions.

All three feature Sunday as the beginning of the week and keep the to-dos to a minimum on the day when many of us enjoy meditating on the Lord and spending time with family. Sunday’s Plan of attack also gives you opportunity to plan for the upcoming week and set goals.

The final version is completely blank so that you can customize your Plan of Attack completely.

How do I get it?

Simply download your Plan of Attack (It’s free!) and then print* out the pages that will benefit you the most.

*Make sure that you choose which pages you want to print or you will print all four version at once… maybe a little overkill.

So, there you have it, Desiring Virtue’s Daily Plan of Attack. The first of who knows how many to come. Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions for future printables.

If you are reading this on an iPhone or iPad you will not be able to see the printables in this post (man Apple and your non-flash love). No worries, just click this link and it will take you to the Scribd website that is hosting them!

Scroll through the preview below to see all versions of the Plan of Attack!
Plan of Attack (4 Versions)

For More Desiring Virtue Printables (For Menu Planning,Check Lists, and More!), Click Here!


  • Julie Turner

    Jessalyn, these are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them :)

    • desiringvirtue

      I’m so glad that you like them!

  • Muthering Heights

    I have to make it a point to get dressed too…I tend to forget, as I’m focused on all the household needs!

    • desiringvirtue

      Yes. And when I am not dressed, I tend to be less motivated, which makes me less productive.

  • Julia

    Thanks so much for these. They look like they will be quite helpful. I love trying out different forms and seeing which ones work for my family.

    • desiringvirtue

      I hope they will be helpful. I plan on creating some different layouts in the future, so don’t hesitate to give me your feed back. Thank you for visiting Julia!

  • Anne

    These are good! I think I’m going to have to give these a try.

    • desiringvirtue

      I’m glad you like them. Let me know how they work out/ if there is anything you would change.

  • Kristi

    this are awesome! Thanks!!

  • Kristi

    Well… that should read … These are awesome!

    • desiringvirtue

      Ha ha! I got ya! Thanks for stopping by Kristi!

  • Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith

    Thank you for sharing these! They are absolutely gorgeous and will be of great help!
    God bless you!

    • desiringvirtue

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope they are a blessing to you!

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  • Lisa

    I have searched high and low for my daily pages for my mommy binder. I am so OCD about list, how they look, the lay out, etc. THANK YOU for ending my never ending search!! They are perfect, thanks so much!!

    • desiringvirtue

      I’m so glad that you like them! Thanks for leaving a comment to let me know!

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  • Mary

    I’m another one who has to have a checklist for daily recurring tasks. I have adult ADD and these types of lists are so helpful to me.

    They are beautifully done. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Andrea

    How come the second set (the Customizable) is missing Friday and Saturday?

    • desiringvirtue

      I’m sorry, this is the first time someone has noticed that. I didn’t even realize! I will work on it tomorrow afternoon and get it up ASAP. Thanks for stopping by!

      • desiringvirtue

        It should be fixed, let me know if you have any other problems. Thanks!

        • Andrea

          Thank you for fixing it. I am looking forward to using it this year.

  • debbielynne

    I’m looking forward to using you ‘blank’ pages in 2012, but one of them isn’t quite blank. Would you be able to update that one and re-post it or email it to me?

    • desiringvirtue

      I’m so sorry! I Hadnt even realized until this moment. Thanks for pointing it out. I will work on it tomorrow afternoon and get it up tomorrow night. Thanks for stopping by!

      • desiringvirtue

        I believe it is fixed. I hope that they are helpful to you.

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  • Lydia

    I’m curious as to how you put these together. I see so many cute ideas for printables along these lines, but I don’t have any idea what program(s) are used to create them in the first place.

    • Jessalyn Hutto

      Hi Lydia! I am not sure what a lot of other people use (Perhaps Photoshop), but I just use Pages (which is the equivalent of Word for windows users). It takes a little bit of creativity to get it to look like more than just a list or document since that isn’t what the program is designed for necessarily, but I find that it works well for me. :)

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  • helen

    Thank you – these are perfect – if I can not get myself organized with these there is no hope for me!

  • Annie

    Hi. I just found your printable from Money Saving Mom’s Make the Most of Your Mornings series. I really like this!! Especially the fully customizable one, because, while I have the same things to do most days, my things are different than yours, or it works better for our family if I do them at a different time than you do. Is there any way possible for you to make this file to be fill-in-the-blank? I don’t want to change the layout, but it would be so nice to be able to type in my morning routine so I don’t have to hand write it each day. Thanks so much!!

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  • Tara H

    I love these! Thanks so much for sharing them!

  • Raye Cage

    I discovered your website via Money Saving Mom’s Dec 27, 2012 article “15 Free Goal-Setting & Home Management Printables”. I am downloading your blank Plan of Attacks to use for 2013. Thank you for sharing your wisdom & creativity.

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  • Newman

    Thanks a lot
    They are lovely and wonderful
    I’ll try it.
    Good job welldone!

  • Guest

    Just stumbled across your beautiful website. I’ve been praying for a boost & inspiration to come along & get me moving. Thank you for sharing – I love these

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