I am just about the least organized person I know.
I do my best. I make an effort. But organization is not my forte.
I guess if there were no disorganized people there wouldn’t be a whole lot for organized people to do, so we serve our purpose. We disorganized rabble.
I forget appointments and events that only the night before I fall asleep telling myself: “don’t forget, don’t forget, don’t forget”.
I get weird dates stuck in my head and assign them some kind of importance, only to find I am a day early or late in my reckonings.
Despite this, when I do remember an engagement, I’m usually ridiculously early. I’m a naturally punctual person and being late sends me twitching to a corner of my mind where the whole world Is about to implode.
I’m a big fat ball of disorganized contradictions.
Which is why, obviously, I need a personal planner.
Two in fact – one for the calendar year and one for the financial year.
I’m probably also the most anal disorganized person I know.
I like to write lists. Lots of them. Just to organize my thoughts. Never to actually cross the list off because mostly I lose the piece of paper my list was on originally. Or forget the file name I saved it as.
I am that special.
So, when I got an email from Personal-Planner.com.au I was obviously excited.
The beauty of this personal planner is that it is truly personal.
As in personalized.
You can customize a surprising variety of items – not just the cover pages, colours and size, but also which month your planner will start in, how you want your planner set out inside (lines, no lines, to-do list on every page, preschool box, anyone?)
The possibilities and combinations are endless. Especially when you can upload your favourite photos!
My favourite thing about my personal planner, though, is the overview.
At the back of my planner I have a 2012 AND 2013 overview – 3 months to a page (so 6 months of an open diary). Oscar’s medical appointments are often made 6-12 months in advance, and happen about once every 3 months. Forgetting them, or making a mistake in scheduling, sets the entire schedule off balance by 3-4 month waiting lists.
In this one area, I really need to know what’s happening – at least if the receptionist it’s writes the wrong date on the appointment card I am safely confident I have done everything I can (but that’s a whole other story!).
So, who wants their own personal planner?
I thought so.
To win a voucher of up to $45 so you can create your own Personal Planner, tell me in the comments:
Have you ever forgotten something important? (Or lost the piece of paper you wrote it down on…)
As always, bonus points for liking Personal-Planner.com.au on Facebook (just let me know in the comments).
Disclaimer: I received a voucher for Personal.Planner.com.au for the purposes of this review. No payment was offered or accepted for this review.
Terms and Conditions:
1. Competition opens Friday 3rd August 2012 and ends Tues 7th August at 8pm.
2. This is a game of skill. Winner will be chosen on the basis of their answer. If the winner does not respond to the notification email within 7 days the prize will be redrawn.
3. Aussie residents only.