Ok, back from our vacation to PA which was so much fun and time to get ready for the upcoming school year.
In our household, that means getting for a new school as well with an earlier start time, earlier pick up time and different activities for both myself and the kids. As a WAHM, getting organized is a challenge. As a WAHM mom with ADD, it's even more of a challenge! But, there is hope in sight!
My (3) top picks to help get organized for the new year:
1. The Scoolio-Von-Hoolio school supply line at Office Max.
Brightly colored supplies that are easy to spot and reasonably priced. $5.99 for a drawstring bag that is perfect for a change of clothes and snack in for an afterschool playdate or activity. Prices range from $.99 to $5.99. What more could a kid or mom ask for?
For some great organization tips, check out the blogcastfeaturing Peter Walsh, organizer extrodinaire. It aired this afternoon and featured real people with real organization needs. Simple, straightforward.
2. For those of you who love your Moleskin journals, check out this MUST HAVE from my hometown, San Francisco. Rickshaw Bagworks has done it again with with their Moleskin Folio. I love my "Bottles to Bags" folio which holds pens, business cards and my Moleskin journal inside. (I have the exact pattern as the photo, Bottle Bank Thorn Apple). The "Bottles to Bags" line is fabricated from 100% post consumer water bottles on the exterior so that awesome print on the outside used to be a bottle of Evian at one point! Eco-friendly, great for travel and just a smart idea.
$50 at Rickshaw Bagworks.
3. The Fridge Grid. Keep track of EVERYONE'S schedule without having to hand out PDA's! (I admit, I have one, I love it but still haven't synched my Outlook Calendar with it yet! Guess what I use instead!)
I reviewed this once before, but it deserves a repeat, especially before the school year starts. The Fridge Grid is undated, has space for (7) people which means the entire family, sitter, and the family pet can get on the schedule with their own space. 52 weekly pages, (3) hole-punched so you can put it in a binder and it's very reasonably priced at $12.95.
To purchase, visit www.busybodybook.com and check out their other great school year organizers!