Sunday, October 16, 2011

Going CrAzY

So lately I feel like life has just been just a little bit crazy. I feel like there is not enough time in the day to clean, make meals, pay bills, play with Hattie, spend time with the Mr., etc, etc, etc! So a few weeks back when I totally spaced paying Sean's car payment (yeah...i know...not good...) I realized that I needed to get organized. I talked it over with Mr. Pack and felt that it would be good for me to get a day planner. I love technology and all the conveniences that it at times provides, but for me, writing something down makes all the difference.
Mine looks like this but says, "the Pack Family"

I had seen a few blogs where people raved about their LIFE planners from Erin Condren (see them here) and I decided to get one for myself. Let me tell you--I feel like it has SAVED me! Everyday I sit down and plan and review the day and coming week. It has been wonderful. It's a little big but it fits perfectly in my "massive purse" as Mr. Pack refers to it :) and it has a place for everything--even a little notebook fits in the back! I L.O.V.E. it! It has enabled me to remember just about everything (unless I forget to write it down, ha!) and I've even started a cleaning schedule to help me keep the house in order:
  • Monday: Bedrooms
  • Tuesday: Bathrooms
  • Wednesday: Kitchen / Living room
  • Thursday: Trash Day
  • Friday: Dust / sheets
  • Saturday: Vacuum / mop / Prada's bath
  • Daily: Bed's made /1 load of laundry / dishes
This may seem silly to some but being a working mom it has helped me out immensely! Now I don't feel like I have to come home every day and clean the entire house, top to bottom, and not have time for anything else. Anyway, if you are looking for a planner to help get you more organized check out the LIFE planner from Erin Condren. It's simply wonderful.


Jeff and Rani May said...

Thanks Alexa for posting this! I have been reading about these planners and am considering getting one myself. Did you have a discount or promo code you used?

Cristina said...

I feel ya. Seriously think I'm losing my mind sometimes. I've seen the Erin Condren planners and wondered what made them so much better than a 5 dollar one at walmart. But, at this point I'm ready to try it! Writing things down definitely makes all the the life planner is cute!

Alexa said...

Hi Rani. If you have been considering getting one I say do it! Unfortunately I couldn't find a code a paid full price--still it was worth every penny :)