Organization is a never ending battle. No matter what life throws at you, you will be disorganized at one time or another. There have been times I have been so organized it felt great, but life does happen and that planner gets left at home, or the monthly to-do list gets misplaced on the kitchen table with the mail. Now, that I’m a working outside the home Mom, being organized is a dream! Even in my About Me I mention my struggle with organization – “I hope as time goes by I will have the opportunity to learn to organize my time better and post deals as well as shopping trips.”
I was a Day-Timer fan for years. I still have a place in my heart for the Day-Timer concept, it has a very nice simple layout and using the binder I could move pages to different sections at will. The last year I used it I started having more and more problems being able to move pages without getting frustrated with the binder.
A dear friend of ours introduced me to Levenger Circa, which I had never seen before. Basically think of a Rolodex but in a notebook. You can carefully pull the pages out and then put them anywhere you want! The down fall is the Levenger brand paper is a bit expensive and the Circa punch at a silly cost ($58!). Levenger has a couple stores including one in the Northern Virginia area at Tysons Corner Mall, and you can ask (nicely, of course) for a FREE sample and they will create for you a sample (I prefer junior size) to try it out! It is wonderful! What a great concept!
Me being the savvy shopper that I am wanted to find a deal and back in the fall Levenger had a sale on Circa products on their website. I was able to get some of the items on sale and then I ordered the $40 sampler packet with the $40 gift card I could put that towards the Circa punch.
Now, I have all of the tools to create my very own planner! The best place to check out is DIYPlanner.com, that has lots of templates and even a simple program to create your very own planner. I can have a daily calendar as well as a monthly calendar exactly as I like it.
Speaking of a great site to learn about planners it also has my next favorite subject -financial planning. This link has some templates to create envelopes to help you with your financial planning!
Since it is tax time and the beginning of the year what a perfect time to mention this stuff.
What do you think? Have you heard of DIYPlanner.com or Levenger Circa?
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You and I are two peas in a pod!
I love couponing and saving money. That might be my forte. But organization around the house is definitely not my strong point.
I’m trying to remind myself that even when the clutter builds up and seems like a lot to take on, “inch by inch everything’s a cinch, mile by mile everything’s a trial” so I try to take on small organizational projects to gradually work my way towards uncluttered bliss! 🙂
.-= Laura – Frugal Friends in Northern Virginia´s last blog ..Giant *HOT* Deal on Gorton’s Seafood Products This Week! =-.
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