Finding the right planner is a key component to ensuring you stay organized. In a world where so much is on our phones I really thought that I could just rely on my phone’s calendar to keep track of everything I needed to do. I was wrong. Very wrong. Juggling a busy family, my job, my blog, my husband’s company and various family responsibilities I was having a really hard time staying on top of all of my commitments and responsibilities. So, when I was asked to try the new Simply Plan I was pretty excited!
I rarely say this about products, but the Simply Plan organizer is truly the perfect planner. It has large enough spaces to write in, a hard cover for durability, comes in one of my favourite colours, and it includes lists, meal plans, and budgets. While I honestly haven’t used all sections of the planner I am challenging myself to do just that. Plus, I love that I need to sit down, look at the week ahead and plan so that I feel on top of things instead of constantly just reacting to them. Pro-active not re-active is my goal for 2014!
What the Simply Plan includes:
- Weekly Meal Planning & Budgeting
- Weekly, Monthly & Yearly Overviews
- Special Dates
- Family Traditions Reminder
- Goal Tracker
- Future Planning
- Family Details
- Meal Option List
- Household Routines
- Project Planning
- Family Chore List
- AM/PM Routines for Kids
- Gift Tracking
Looking for more info? Check out Simply Plan’s website, on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Plus, one lucky Family Food and Travel reader will win a Simply Plan for themselves – a value of over $40.00 – open to residents of Canada – ends February 7, 2014.
Victoria Ess says
Julie G. says
Remembering to write the info regarding appointments etc. down
Stephanie LaPlante says
Remembering when very important appointments are.
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Erika E says
My greatest challenge is writing everything down. I might not write down something I’m sure I’ll remember and then I forget.
Crystal Englot says
I am good at writing things down, however when I do write things down I always misplace where that little scrap of paper went that I wrote down my need to know info on.
Lynda Cook says
always forgetting app. I will write down but then it disappears and forgetting special dates
Stephen K. says
organizing my jobs so I can make all the customers happy
jennifer lucas says
my greatest challenge is convincing my hubby to plan too
I am a big user of pen and paper planners, i just feel more organized.
I would love this to keep track of things happening each and every day
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heidi c. says
My greatest challenge is organizing my work with my kids’ school, activities and appointments. Crazy!
Setting up a schedule for hubby and his business!
Louise Gilbert says
Judy Bickford says
A laptop is a great tool to keep things organized, but I still like to write things down and see a hard copy. The act of writing appointments, bookings and menus actually reinforces in my mind what needs to be done. This planner looks like it would eliminate all my little pieces of papers and notes.
Jennifer L. says
My biggest challenge is staying committed to it. I start off well but then forget to follow through.
My biggest challenge is organizing my appointments and to do lists
getting celebratory cards out on time.
Most definitely procrastination. The planner would help keep my life organized! Thanks for the giveaway!
Betty S says
trying to keep personal appointments on track, and know about them when not at home standing in front of the calendar in the cupboard
I like to mark down all my workouts for the week so I know that I’m staying on track and keeps me from skipping them.
I love tools for organizing and this looks like a great one.
My challenge is having too many lists sometimes.
My challenge is remembering appointments and organizing daily activities!
Elizabeth Matthiesen says
my greatest planning challenge is not to forget appointments – I just can’t manage without a planner these days. The older I get the more forgetful I become. I have lists all over the place to try and help but it’s just getting to be too many lists :-)
Trying to do everything I want to! If I don’t keep track of it all, there’s just no time and I end up doubling up and having to cancel other things. The more organized I can stay, the more on top of things I am, and the more things I can do!
Sarah Forrester says
My attention deficit disorder makes it hard to get organized. I think it would really help me if I had this.
Rachael Bhardwaj says
My greatest challenge is forgetting appointments
Florence C says
Remember appointments and meal planning
My challenge is keeping track my schedule, too much going on, a planner would help me stay organized.
Balancing my work versus home appointments. I always forget something!
Planning ahead, I am good at have an idea of what’s happening but actually taking the time to sit down and put pen to paper never happens. It would feel nice to not live in organized chaos sometimes.
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Pauline Milner says
My greatest challenge is not in the planning, it is in the implementation. Sometimes, I find it difficult to stay on track. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.
Jan Hammersmith says
remembering to write down all activities and appointments
having too many lists
Wanda Bergman says
Remembering to send out birthday cards.
with 4 boys and baby on the way….yep i need help
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with 4 boys and baby on the way….
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Laurie B says
My biggest challenge trying to stay organized is keeping track of appointments and events as well as “to-do’s”
Julie Bolduc says
I need to organize my doctors appointments theres so many
Victoria K says
To organize my three kids schedules – who does what when and where
Christine Topley says
Oh I don’t have a problem planning things, writing everything down etc. It’s getting everyone else to stick to the plans LOL
Remembering special occasions far enough in advance to make mailing deadlines.
Andrea Amy says
budgeting and meal planning
Remembering to write everything down in one spot is a challenge.
Making enough time for all the things I want to do…
Angela Mitchell says
My greatest planning challenge is figuring out meals for the week and remembering everything at the grocery store.
Keeping things organized is my main planning challenge.
Organizing and then remembering to check what I’ve planned!
Maggie C says
remembering all the appointments
Rose Holloway says
Sticking to a schedule
Keeping all the kids’ school stuff straight…hat day, Pj day, projects, books, reading….
Erin brayshaw says
Keeping everything straight kids schedule mine hubby’s. Need something to write in. Apps don’t work for me! Lol
M Thompson says
To Do list gets too long and then items are overlooked.
I usually try to cram too much into a day which leads to unneeded stress. The planner would help me to better plan and space my time.
Christy Martin says
Having and keeping a schedule. Then procrastinating about what is on the list!
Rhondda Mol says
Juggling my blog, Designing, my young children, and my home – and still finding time for myself ;)
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