I do not naturally follow routines. But, the more I look around the internet and at my very organized friends, I realize routines are necessary for a tidy house, getting one and one's family out the door on time daily, and having a well-run and less stressful life in general.
Routines are the backbone of the FlyLady program, which I first discovered several years ago. As much as I love her positive attitude and fun vibe, I just couldn't jump on the bandwagon completely.
Recently I discovered Unclutterer, whose August 2 post has lots of links to great ideas for creating personal routines to make your life run more smoothly.
Even Gala Darling has tips for creating a daily routine you love.
Just the idea of a routine makes me want to rebel. But, I know they are all about planning ahead and doing things ahead of time instead of at the second they need done (like scrounging today's clothes out of the laundry basket, or finally cleaning the bathroom when it looks like a biohazard).
Do you use routines?