Friday, October 28, 2011
Time to get organised. Old-school style. (+ Giveaway!)
I don't think it will come as a surprise to anyone when I say I'm an organised type.
I've been writing lists since I could operate a pencil, and I've always been an on-time, if-I-say-I'll-be-there-then-I-will kind of girl.
Until this year.
I've let things slip lately, missing catch-ups and appointments that I've scheduled.
This weekend is a perfect example of how my year has shaped up. I was meant to be at my sister's house today for a get together... but I'm also meant to be getting ready to go away for the weekend (and, you know, going). I had bought tickets to go to a netball game with my sister-in-law... but it's Melbourne Cup weekend and we always go away.
This is also the first year I've used electronic calendars and apps for my lists, instead of a diary.
Coincidence? I think not.
Despite knowing I'd put today's catch-up with my sister into the computer calendar, it isn't there. I can only assume it went missing when I did a recent update - I noticed lots of other things missing that I'd entered that day, and re-entered everything I could think of.
When someone like me starts to feel like a scrambled, disorganised person, it's time for some serious action. Computers do weird things sometimes, and when it comes to being organised I've decided I can't take that risk any longer.
This explains why, when the lovely people at Inner-B and Mum PR asked if I'd like a 2012 diary, I said yes rather enthusiastically. It arrived this week, and I spent the whole week looking forward to filling it in - I love being an organiser geek again!
Some habits never die - the first thing I've always done with a new diary is put my birthday in...
There are a number of organising products available at Inner-B, including family week planners, meal planners, notepads and pregnancy organisers. The one I have is the Mum Organiser - it includes some great features like monthly overviews, weekly pages, and handy checklists...
And being in a binder-style means that each subsequent year you can just buy refills. Oh, and an inspirational quote every now and then throughout the year never goes astray either...
Now I feel set for next year. This diary will go everywhere with me, and I vow to be back to my organised self for the year ahead!
Giveaway time! I have one Inner-B Mum Organiser to give away - all you have to do to enter is tell me: Are you into electronic organisation or are you old-school like me?
[Giveaway only open to Australian residents. Ends at 5pm AEDST Friday, November 4th 2011.]
Posted at 9:33 PM