Well, I am SO excited to announce the official beginning of the 12 Week Organize Now Challenge! I would like to personally thank each of you for taking this challenge and putting my book to the test!
I have been helping people get their lives organized for over a decade now and I can tell you that my favorite thing about my career is that it really does change lives. I truly believe that getting organized not only saves time and space but it ultimately makes you a happier person!
This week we are focusing on Week 34 in the book, Organize Now! a week-by-week guide to simplify your space and your life.
Organize Your Schedule
This week I am featuring Jennifer Dempsey of Motherthyme:
This week’s challenge is focusing on Organizing Your Schedule. It all starts by buying one planner that is used for both work and home. Some people I am sure are used to scheduling their lives electronically whether it be on your computer, iPhone etc… I’ve done it that way in the past and I prefer being old school and writing things down. I also feel I am more productive and keep more to my list if I have a little book in front of me. The planner I now use is actually Jen’s planner as well (as seen in the pictures). I like the layout of the planner and the amount of room I can plan out my days, from chores I want to do around the home, errands that need to be done, and things coming up on the blog. All this is now in one planner so I can see my to do list all in one area and not scattered in different things.
I also created a daily system that is in our back entryway. I love the Pottery Barn daily system but just couldn’t justify spending the money on it. With a little shopping around I was able to create my own daily system for under $100.00. This monthly planner lets me look at the day and month ahead all in one area. I transfer information from my book and place it on the board. The difference between the planner and my daily system is the daily system is just a note of what is planned. The planner is more specific and includes additional notes that would take up space and look cluttered if on the board. I can easily refer to them both and I keep the planner right on the board as well. Also the planner is beneficial for things I plan for months out whereas the daily system focusing just for the current month. I also take the planner with me when I go out so I can refer to it or write things down when I need to.
To read the rest of Jennifer’s post click here
Read how our other 4 ladies organized their schedule this week:
Linda DeFalco of Tapas Lifestyle
Michelle Murphy of Eamich
Bonnie Donahue of House of Grace
Pamela Dayton of Dayton Time
How organized is your schedule? What obstacles are you facing? Have you started making changes? Please share.