I hope you all are as excited about this giveaway as I am. I have been using the Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life Planner and Organizer written by Stephanie O’Dea, for just over two years now. I never thought that a simple planner could change my life, but I guarantee you, it has been the most amazing thing I’ve brought into our house thus far.
She touches on the 7 things you should complete every day (laundry, dishes, etc) and gives fantastic tips on keeping your house up on a daily basis. Each day, there are check boxes for these 7 items. I love lists, I love making them, crossing things off them. This is a list written out for me. I get to cross off making my bed every day, it makes me feel so accomplished!
Each week also has items that I often forget, like changing the filters in our house, changing bed linens, buying cards for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. She includes tips on meal planning and a fabulous timeline for making the holidays as stress-free as possible. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders, as these oft-forgotten chores are the things that clog up my to-do list and my brain.
The planner starts in September, beginning of the school year, but the dates are left blank. You fill in the dates based on the year you are using the planner, each month also gets five weeks to account for extra days in certain months.
After using the planner for two years, I can’t rave about it enough. My house has never been cleaner and I feel like I am putting in half the work. Just keeping up with simple tasks each day, like using a wet towel to wipe up the bathroom floor and counter before throwing it in the wash, has changed the way I clean my house. I have had far less anxiety because everything is tracked in the planner, with absolutely no help from me. I switch weeks, the planner says wash bed linens, so I do it. Except when my 3-year old pees the bed every day for a week, then I wash daily. Everything else? I barely have to think about it. This thing is genius and brilliant and mind-blowing.
You can purchase the Totally Together planner through Amazon right now just $10.71. Every penny spent is worth it, I promise.
On to the giveaway:
Stephanie O’Dea has generously offered a Totally Together planner/organizer to TWO lucky This Beautiful Frugal Life readers!
To enter the giveaway:
STEP ONE: Subscribe via email by entering your email address in the box below. You will receive a daily round-up of all the great deals and fun posts found here at This Beautiful Frugal Life. Leave a comment below that you subscribed. If you already subscribe, just leave a comment that you do and skip to step two.
STEP TWO: Leave a comment letting us know what your favorite tip is to keep your house organized. This is a tough job and I know we can all use some helpful tips! Stephanie has some great tips on her Totally Together page on her site.
This will give you a total of five possible entries. Please make sure your email address is correct in your comment as this is the only method I have to contact you.
This giveaway will end on Sunday September 15th at 8pm PST. Once I choose a winner, you will have 24 hours to respond with your contact information.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of the Totally Together planner as well, but received no additional compensation for this giveaway. This girl needs to be organized or my head will explode.
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