My new year’s resolutions kick in with the school year, not when the ball drops in Times Square. Every fall, I embrace a new organizational system, determined to make this the year that I keep better track of assignments, field trips, and sports practice. At the same time that I’m scouring the aisles of my local Staples for the kids’ folders and notebooks, I’m also searching for the perfect planner to magically get our lives in order. Although I live with my phone in my hand, whatever I enter into our electronic calendar inevitably disappears into the void of cyberspace. I like to see our lives laid out on paper, in the kitchen where our family’s heart beats.
Just in time for back to school, I have a great prize pack to help you get your family organized. It’s a series of products from Blue Sky that are designed to make your life easier. I’ve been using them for a month now, and that panicky pit of my stomach feeling as we try to settle into a new routine before the baby arrives has yet to hit me.
Blue Sky seems to get how I live, grabbing little pieces of scrap paper wherever I can find them to jot down crucial information. They’ve created a mouse notepad you can doodle on and tear off lists of what to do, who to call, and what to buy. Their grocery list notepad is clearly divided into supermarket aisles like produce, dairy, frozen, and household. And they even have a door hanger notepad so you don’t have to run all the way back in to jot yourself a note.
My favorite product is the Weekly/Monthly planner which doesn’t reduce my life to a tiny amount of space. It has room for both my professional goals and my children’s lives, gives me plenty of space to set monthly goals and make to do lists to banish my stress. I can easily see our month at a glance and delve into the madness of each day as well. Although it’s too big for my purse on a regular basis, it is stylish and I don’t mind having it lying on my desk.
I’m a fan of the Blue Sky line, and I’m excited to get to share it with one of you as well, to help you make your back to school stress vanish. You can also shop the collection for yourself at your local Target.
If you win this Blue Sky Back to School Get Organized Gift Pack, you’ll receive:
- A Weekly/Monthly Planner
- a To Do/To Call/To Buy Mousepad Notepad
- a Grocery Pad
- a Door Hanging Don’t Forget Notepad
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter to win, please leave me a comment about whether getting organized when the school year begins again stresses you out. I’ll select the winner at random after midnight on Friday, September 2.
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