As I mentioned the other day, I've been trying to put together a Home Management notebook. With all the things I have to keep track of these days (homeschool, farm expenditures, canning supplies, menus, etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseaum) I've come to the realization that
there isn't enough caffeine in the world to help my brain keep up I could use some help. I've read a lot of other moms sing the praises of their notebooks, so I figure it's time to give it a try.
Ironically, I received two different emails this morning regarding this very thing. After looking them both over, I'm coming to the conclusion that it might
save me from pulling my hair out be a wiser use of my time to simply purchase a pre-made notebook rather than go through the trouble of putting one together myself. (Naturally I'll be tweaking whatever I get to suit my own needs. Babysitter info? Sorry, it's just not part of my reality. Those pages go straight to the burn bin.)
But I could really use your help. See, I'm one of those "stationery junkies"...I love notebooks, journals, calendars and whatnot. And (confession time), I'm a tight-wad. As easy as it would be to shell out untold sums of money for every pretty notebook that catches my fancy, I can't bear the thought of plunking down my hubby's hard-earned income on something that's going to get used for two days and then shelved. So it would be deeply appreciated if you, Dear Reader, could give me some advice.
Here are the two planners I received emails about this morning. First, the momAgenda, a favorite of "blog moms" everywhere. They're stylish, functional, and come with a list of free printables for more personalization. Right now, they're 35% off.
Second is The Well-Planned Day from Home Educating Family Publishing. I know scores of homeschool moms that swear by their products. The bundle packages come with a planner and zippered three-ring binder with plenty of room for storage and expansion. Currently, they're 20% off with free shipping.
Have you used either of these planners? Or is there a different system out there you're using that meets your needs? What do you recommend?
*For the record, I'm neither affiliated with momAgenda or Home Educating Family Publishing nor am I plugging either one's products. These just happen to be the two that I received emails about. I'm very open to hearing about any home-organization system that works. Thanks!