***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
You would think that being the mother to a rising freshman and senior would make me an expert at being organized and ready for school. Even the best intentions sometimes fall short from how I would like the school year to go. That is why I am thrilled to share some new products with you from Martha Stewart Home Office from Avery that I feel with set my family up for success this year!
I can speak from experience that there are a few things that keep our family on track once school is in full swing. 1) Keeping an accurate calendar 2) Weeknight meal planning 3) Managing the paper trail.
My new disc bound notebook will come in handy for tracking appointments, holidays, sporting events, etc. and is the perfect size to slip into my purse so that it is always with me.
I've never been a big fan of hanging stuff on the fridge (just ask Mr.), but once I received and began using the weekly planner and meal planner, I changed my tune. The best thing about the meal planner is that it is located beside the stove, in the heart of our kitchen and comes with a handy shopping list pad so that I can quickly jot down the ingredients needed for meal preparation. The chalk board comes in handy for quick notes and reminders. All can be re-positioned so I don't have to worry later on if I change my mind and want to remove them.
I think our biggest challenge as a family has always been managing the paper trail. When papers from school arrive they tend to pile up on the kitchen counter which really drives me crazy.
I think I've finally come up with a solution to keep my sanity this year. I hung the message board in our butler's pantry (which is also where lunches are made early in the morning). The message board will serve as a place for papers that need to be signed, invitations, etc. Below it are metal bins containing vertical file folders for each member of the family as well as a few extras. This should keep the counters free and clear of clutter.
This is only scratching the surface of the wonderful items my friends from Avery shared with me. To find out more about the product line, go here. Now for the giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Staples and what better time that the back to school season! To enter the giveaway click on the rafflecopter below. The winner will be announced next Monday. Good luck!