An organizer or planner can be a godsend for busy moms. If, like me, you work from home you’ll appreciate the order and productivity that using a planner can bring to your day. However, as I soon realized, just any planner ain’t good enough when you have a home, a job and a family to take care of – you need an organizer that caters specifically to moms.
Here are a few things to look at when you’re buying an organizer to make your life simpler and saner.
Your Organizing Personality
First and foremost, consider your own personality while looking for an organizer for moms. Are you a tech geek? Or do you prefer traditional paper and pen? Or maybe, you’d like a combination of both? Maybe you use a home management binder for the house and want an organizer just to note down work-related details?
You may, also, want to think about how organized are you in daily life. Do you like to micromanage or is some semblance of a routine good enough for you and your family? The planner or organizer you choose should fit your personality well since only then would you enjoy using it and derive maximum mileage from it.
Your Job and Responsibilities
Make a list of everything you need to do in a day. Do you work from home or out of home? Do you home school? Are you a volunteer at several places? Your organizer should have the ability to accommodate your work and personal life needs and demands. It should have the option of extra pages or sections that you can add in, if need be. If you have to keep separate organizers for different purposes, chances are you’ll end up feeling overwhelmed pretty soon.
Ease of Use and Portability
Most importantly, your chosen organizer should be easy-to-use. Complicated planners may look very jazzy but when you’ll have to use it on a day-to-day basis, the jazz would be lost. Another thing that is important for me is that my organizer should be portable. Easy to slip into my handbag and carry around so that I can refer to it when planning a play date or taking an appointment for my husband’s physiotherapy.
Do you use a mom organizer or planner? What do you look for when choosing one?
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