I’ve never been a very organized person but I have been making a real effort since becoming a mother to plan things out more and be more organized in general.
I have a large dry erase calendar on the wall in our computer room/office which would be great if I could just remember to keep it up to date. It has been stuck in the month of May since … well, May. I also have 3 different planners that I would love to merge into 1 if I can swing it. I have a Polestar Family Calendar which I love. The layout is great, there’s lots of room for writing and making lists, a place for meal planning, and even pages to keep track of items you’ve borrowed or loaned.
I keep 2 small notebooks which I struggle to stay current with. I know that if I figure out a way to somehow integrate them with my planner, I would be much more productive in those areas. One is for blog post ideas, information, and planning and the other is for my Shaklee business, keeping track of customers and product information.
I’ve noticed that many bloggers use and enjoy their Erin Condren planners which are absolutely beautiful! I’m just not sure I can justify the cost of one if I won’t end up using it. Up until this point, I haven’t minded spending in the $20 range for a planner in the hopes that I could make it work. I’m wondering if I shell out the money for a gorgeous planner from Erin Condren’s shop, that it will motivate me to get good use out of it. They are just so pretty!
So I’m looking for a bit of advice from some organized ladies out there. What organizational system works for you? How do you manage your household effectively and efficiently? Do you have any recommended planners or products? I’d love to know!
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