Organizer Addiction. It's a real thing and I suffer from it! Calendars, planners, chore charts, office supplies... you name it and I probably have it. I have no less than six organizer systems that have fallen by the wayside in the past year piled in my closet at the moment and the sad thing is, until recently, I would have been running right out and buying another one.
Of course that isn't my only confession. I also have the not so small problem that I am a terrible housekeeper. It just ranks so low on my internal to-do list that I am always putting it off. Time to do laundry? Nah, I'll get to it tomorrow. Carpet needs to be vacuumed? Blech, I'm busy doing something else "more important". House needs to be dusted? Why? I can't write my name in it yet. Have I mentioned that I can be a bit of a procrastinator as well (when I get around to it, that is). I have tried Flylady (great idea but didn't work for my brainwave pattern), I have tried Sidetracked Home Executives (same), I have tried doing it on my own (that obviously wasn't working), and I've tried simply not doing it at all (that only worked until I opened my eyes in the morning).
That all changed in January though. Well, maybe it didn't ALL change overnight or even over the past few months but it IS getting better and more importantly, I've stopped feeling so stressed about it. I owe it all to this cheap (and mean that in the BEST possible way!) little e-planner from Motivated Moms. It cost me all of $8 and was worth 10x that to me! I purchased the Half Size Chore Planner without the Bible Reading (not my style) and love it!
I also have a little bit of a list problem - I love writing lists, I love reading lists....I NEED lists. This planner combines my need for organization, my need for a little assistance in the housekeeping department (ok a lot of assistance), and my love of lists and bundles them up in a very useful design. I can print out two weeks on one sheet of printer paper and all I have to do is just check things off as I go - I don't have to think about what needs to be done! It just works for me.
And.... they're homeschoolers too! I didn't realize that until after I purchased the planner but it certainly was a nice bonus. I always try to support other homeschoolers when I can. Just to be clear - I have absolutely no connection with Motivated Moms other than that of a very satisfied customer.
I just thought I'd share this find with all of the other housekeeping deficient, procrastinating, organizer/list addicts out there. There are others out there right?