Getting Organized for the New Year

This is a sponsored post as part of the momAgenda Council of Media Moms. All opinions are my own.

Every year, as part of my New Year’s resolutions, I vow that I’m going to become more organized. Maybe with a cleaning schedule or with keeping track of the bills or staying on top of all the paperwork that gets sent home from my boys’ school. One move toward organization at a time, so I have a chance to actually keep up with my resolution.

I’ve been pretty good at keeping track of all of our schedules: practices, games, parties, school projects, special days at school(as in sending my child in pajamas on the right day). I write all that down in my momAgenda Desktop Planner. It goes everywhere with me and as soon as I know the date of an event, I write it down there immediately.

But, to keep track of more than just dates, I started using the momAgenda All-in-One Folio.

momagenda While there is a 12 month calendar, where you can keep track of all of your family’s activities, there’s more to this planner. The folio section features tabbed page protectors for storing important papers you reference frequently, like school schedules and class lists. I keep my preschooler’s month calendars here and the project instructions for my oldest’s (way too involved, in my opinion) homework projects. School lunch calendars, schedules for the season for soccer/basketball, registration forms, even bills: there are 48 pages and 24 tabs so there’s room for whatever you need to store and then easily find. There’s also a large notepad and pen.

momagendaThe momAgenda All-in-One Folio comes with helpful forms, like babysitter info, family medical info, birthdays and anniversaries, and more. You can also find free organizer printables on momAgenda. Be sure to go take a look- you can get a headstart on your New Year’s organization!

Will “getting organized” be one of your New Year’s Resolutions? What do you struggle the most to keep organized?

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  1. I use a Franklin Planner and put my whole life in there.  If I lost it – I would literally be…lost.  I hope to figure out how to put my agenda and entire life of doctors, lawyers, and Indian Chiefs in my computer so no need for paper organizer anymore!
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  2. I have resisted and resisted and resisted using a paper planner/organizer/calendar/ etc. for SO LONG. By the time I found blogs and such I already had an ipod touch and I used it as my planner/organizer, when I finally got my smartphone I downloaded and trashed tons of planner apps. But I never could find what I wanted in one that would sync with my computer/ipads. So I finally stopped resisting and I now have a “homemaker binder”. It’s got more than homemaker stuff in it, such as blogging, photography, menu plans, school stuff, etc. but I have to admit it is so much easier for me to have it in physical form. I still have my calendar and to-do list on my phone/computer but the rest is in the binder.
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  3. I love the one I won from your giveaway!
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  4. Ηello! Thіs post could not be written any better! Reading this post
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  5. I need to get more organized with my school schedule, my husband’s school schedule and JDaniel’s we have a lot going on.
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  6. You have no idea how much I struggle with organization. It’s a wonder I function at all!!! However, if it weren’t for my planner, I’d be far, far worse.
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  7. I struggle to keep everything balanced. I use google calendar to track the schedule, but I don’t seem to “balance” everything well. I have a feeling I’d manage to lose a paper organizer. :(
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  8. I’ve gone so much more digital in past years, but something like a family folio is invaluable.  Hubs still doesnt know where the list of babysitters or the meal plans are. Great for a family. 
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  9. I’m always trying to get more organized. I love the all-in-one mom agenda! I’m totally a planner type person! I write everything on the calendar! 
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  10. I’ve been working on getting my emails a lot more organized, so I’m hoping to continue using the labels and folders and just spread that out to other areas… like our household bills, the mail, the clutter. Everything needs a place!
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  11. I try very hard to be organized.  I juggle a lot of different things and if I wasn’t organized, nothing would get done.
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  12. I try every year to get more organized. It seems to be coming in baby steps for me. Last year, I really focused on blog-related organization and I was fairly successful. I want to continue that as well as get my home more organized.
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  13. It is hard for me to stay organized and focused throughout the day when working from home. I do keep a planner though to keep me somewhat together.
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  14. I struggle with organization for sure! I don’t know that a calendar would help, though! It’s more that I leave things for too long.
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  15. As much as I love my phone, I love having a good planner where I can write stuff down. I will have to check out this one, it looks fantastic! 
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  16. I know people love their electronic organizers – and so do I, I can’t live without the calendar on my phone – but there’s something about writing something down and then crossing it off with a pen that can be so satisfying.  These organizers would be a stylish way to get it done!
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  17. I really need an organizer. I keep all my information on a sheet of paper that is constantly being changed!

  18. I really need my organizer to stay well, organized. I no longer use the paper one, i like having the information on my phone, tablet and PC and not being up the creek if my organizer gets lost. The important thing is to stay organized no matter what the method used.
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  19. What a beautiful organizer. I love that color!
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