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The 2017 Organized Planner

12/09/2016

Here were are at the end of the year!  It’s time to start thinking about your 2017 planner!  If you’re ready to make 2017 your best year yet, then The Organized Planner is for you. Being a working mom is challenging.   You’re running the kids to and from school, taking them to soccer practice, taking […]

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Here were are at the end of the year!  It’s time to start thinking about your 2017 planner!  If you’re ready to make 2017 your best year yet, then The Organized Planner is for you.

The Organized Planner

Being a working mom is challenging.   You’re running the kids to and from school, taking them to soccer practice, taking them to doctors appointments, etc., the list could go on and on.  Then on the home front, you’re trying to keep your house organized from pickup toys to making sure it stays clean, you’re trying to figure out what’s for dinner, and in the mix of all that there’s the never ending task of laundry, everyone’s favorite :)! Then there’s you, where you have to make sure you get to your personal doctor appointments and hair appointments.  That’s the personal side of life.

Then have your work side of life. From making sure you get to work on time, to follow-ups to presentations to meetings, there’s always something.  Your career is important too and you’re trying to advance in the workplace.

There’s a lot of ‘To Do’s’ personally & professionally.  Aside from the to do’s, you’re trying to make sure you spend enough quality time with your spouse and kids. It all can be overwhelming at times and it feels like your buried but it doesn’t have to be that way.

After returning to work with our second child is when the balancing act became more of a struggle. There are many planners out there but there wasn’t anything that could balance home and work life.   Daily planners work great for getting tasks done that day but don’t allow you to see and plan out the entire week.   Weekly planners have a master ‘To Do’ list where everything goes, the problem with this is personal lists are mixed with work lists and makes it a challenge to organize.  You’re less productive when you go through your list because your mind is shifting gears.

Finding a planner size is also another challenge. Either they are too big and weigh down your handbag or they are too small where you can barely fit any words on a page.

All of these problem areas were the foundation of The Organized Planner and how it was developed.

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When creating this planner, there was this vision to be able to have a productive and successful week while keeping checklists organized.  When goals are written, they’re real. It’s a commitment you made to yourself and writing them down holds you accountable. When you look at them everyday you’re reminded of what you set out to achieve. If they are out of sight, they are out of mind.

Monthly Spread

Keeping checklists organized by category makes it easier to complete because you’re able to stay focused on that list. Your brain organizes tasks in a certain fashion and you don’t even realize it. Using a master To Do list whether it was daily or weekly in the past slowed down productivity because when it was time to knock out that list, items were skipped over because it was either working hours or vice versa. More time was spent trying to figure out when that item could be checked off because it had gotten skipped.

Weekly Layout

Having a sleek, modern planner is important because you want to have something you love to look at.   It should easily fit in your handbag without weighing it down. Carrying around your planner should make you proud. The design should be simple but effective and functional. You should be able to get organized, save time, and motivate you to get your lists completed and accomplish your goals.

A working mom should be able to have a beautiful home life and a successful career. The Organized Planner will help you balance your personal and professional life.

Passwords/Bucklist

Here’s what you’re going to be able to do with this planner:

  • Track your goals and hold yourself accountable for what you set out to accomplish for the year, month, and week.
  • Set goals personally and professionally.
  • Plan out your most effective week for all aspects of your life.
  • Customize checklists.
  • Capture success from the week.
  • Carry around a lightweight, sleek, and modern planner.
  • Spend more time with your spouse and kids and eliminate mom guilt.

And most importantly, you will be able to find balance.

The 2017 Organized Planner is loaded with features that will set you up for success. The weekly layout allows you to customize your own schedule. The interior folder pocket keeps all of your papers secure and can even fit an iPad. The addition of the elastic band and penholder will allow you to keep it closed and always have your favorite pen on you. The layout is perfect bound which means you’ll be able to write on an even, flat writing service.   The leather cover is sturdy and allows you carry around a sleek, modern, and stylish planner.

Exterior

  • Leather Cover–  The soft leather cover is durable and sturdy and can fit easily into your handbag.
  • Elastic Band–  The elastic band helps keep your planner closed so pages don’t get bent by mistake.
  • Ribbon Marker–  Open up your planner with ease with the ribbon marker.
  • Pen Holder–  Keep your favorite pen handy at all times and avoid the endless search of wondering where it went.

Interior

  • Inside Pocket–  Keep all of your important papers with you in the folder or your iPad.
  • Bucket List Page– List all of the things you would love to do or see, putting it on paper makes a difference!
  • Password Page for Personal & Work–  Keep all of your passwords organized and in one place.
  • Life Planning Goals– Plan out what you would like to achieve five, ten, fifteen, and twenty years from now.  This will get you point you in the right to direction to figure how you are going to get there.
  • Monthly Calendar–  There is a monthly calendar at the beginning of each month that includes a monthly task list and goals for work and personal.
  • Weekly Spread–  Start your week off with setting goals for work and personal and then set your schedule.  The blank days allow you to customize your schedule and not waste any blank space.  Keep your ‘To Do’ organized with the customized checklist section.  Recap your week with success and start planning for the next week.  Use the ‘Notes’ section to write down any messages or reminders.
  • Notes Pages–  There is additional note pages if more is needed in the back of the planner.

The Organized Planner

This planner was designed to be lightweight, functional, most importantly allow you to be organized and accomplish your goals.  You can really have it all with this planner.  Make a plan, work your plan and you will be on your way to success.

Now, it’s time to get yours today!

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  1. Jaime Harrington says:

    This is such an adorable planner! You’ve definitely thought of everything!

  2. Kimberly Mills says:

    Love your stuff.

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