Friday, July 9, 2010
Yet, there are other things to love as well. It includes weekly grids, journaling boxes, perforated shopping lists, address book pages, and more. Each week is given a two page spread. On the left hand side, half of the page is blank for thoughts and doodles. The other half of the left side is list paper with small check boxes.
The weekly grid, unique to BBB, includes a 5 columns. They are intended to be used to organize several different schedules, while coordinating them side by side. However, there are options for personalizing this organizer to best meet your family's needs. This year I labeled my columns as follows: Kevin & Katie, Kids, Menus, Contacts, Online To-Dos. In 2011 I am guessing I will need one column for specifically organizing Gabe's appointments and another for the kid's school commitments. I did see another intriguing suggestion for column labeling: social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational. A neat way to organize for the whole person, for those who aren't using their planner to organize the whole family.
If you'd like to give the weekly grid format a try there are weekly grid sample pages available for free download. In addition, if you are a wall calendar type person BusyBodyBooks also has an efficient and affordable option available. Right now would be the perfect time to purchase the Academic Calendar book to arrive in time for back to school.
Thank you so much to BusyBodyBooks for sending me a 2011 Family Organizer to review. The planners retail for $17.95 and the wall calendars are $14.95. However, I have not been paid for my opinion or my honest thoughts in this post.