NOTE: I’m not an affiliate for this product and no affiliate links are used in this post. I just want to pass along the word about an organizational product that I love as well as suggest a free alternative.
Not just that, but I like to experience things in real life, not just touch them on a screen. I like to flip through paper books, receive real mail, smell real flowers, and go on real nature walks. There are some things that the Internet, the Wii, and e-mail just can’t duplicate. Plus, I really just need a little extra help in being on time again (you know, because I wrote a book about it and all…)
So, after a couple years of keeping a calendar solely on my phone, I decided that I really wanted a paper planner this year. I’m still planning on keeping appointments on my phone as well as in my planner, but I wanted a planner that had a weekly to-do list, some inspirational quotes, grocery list paper, a place to keep track of progress on my current goals, a little spot for menu planning, and I wanted it to be pretty.
I also wanted to find a planner that was laid out in a way that won’t make me feel overwhelmed and won’t take a lot of time to fill out.
That’s why I’m so excited about The Time Keeper. I had one a few years ago and used it often. It was perfect. Simple, thorough, small enough for my purse, large enough to have plenty of writing space. In my opinion, it’s the best balance of everything. (Go here to take a look inside if you’d like to see what I mean.)
When I went to buy The Time Keeper, I found that the main site was already sold out. Starla Kreider (the creator of this calendar) directed me to a website that still has a few calendars left. I was so excited that I ordered two. One for me. And one for one of you!
To enter the giveaway:
To enter to win one Time Keeper 2014 Household Planner, simply leave a comment on this post. A simple, “Hi” is plenty to let me know that you want to be entered, but I always love to hear more from my readers, so be as wordy as you’d like!
For extra entries:
Follow me on Pinterest, “Like” my page on Facebook, subscribe to my blog, or share any one of my blog articles on your Facebook wall. Leave one comment per thing you’ve done. You can simply say, “Following on Pinterest” or “Liked your Facebook page” or “Subscribed to your blog” or “Shared an article” (please tell me which article you shared!). You’ll receive one entry for each of these, for up to five entries total! NOTE: This will be done mostly on the honor system, except that I will check for verification that the winner did each thing they commented about.
For one more bonus entry:
Hop over to my Facebook page and “Like” the status about this post!
This giveaway will end at 11:59PM EST Saturday, January 11, 2014 and the winner will be announced on Monday (Jan 13).
For those of you who’d like free planning pages, check out these free downloads on MoneySavingMom.com. The downloads include menu planning sheets, household management forms, weekly goal-planning sheets, and more! (Some of these are perfect to use in conjunction with my declutter series!)
P.S. I hope this week’s declutter assignments are going well for you! Let me know if you need extra tips or encouragement. I’ve gotten a few great organizational questions that I plan to answer in future blog posts, so keep asking away!