Friday, October 8, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Motivated Moms Planner

For most of our married life, I have really struggled with managing my household chores well. I have tried all sorts of methods and schedules and nothing seemed to really 'fit.' A couple months ago, I went ahead and downloaded the Motivated Moms Planner after reading a review by Happy Housewife It is a printable chore list. There are various options you can choose (weekly pages, daily pages, large pages, small pages, etc.), but they all include chores that need to be done daily as well as various chores to keep your house clean througout the month. Monthly, seasonal, and annual tasks are interspersed throughout the lists as well.

Here is a sample of the tasks for one day:
::Change dishcloth/towel
::Change handtowels in bathrooms
::Clean middle shelf of refrigerator
::Vacuum main/public rooms or first floor
::Vacuum furniture in living room
::Clean toilets
::Replenish stock of toilet paper in bathrooms

I usually just go around the house and get the day's tasks done after I do my morning chores (clean the kitchen, make the bed, etc). Normally, I can get it all done in under half an hour, and it just feels so good to check everything off and know that my house is getting clean! When Katie (and Benjamin, eventually) is older, I'll probably assign one or two of the more simple tasks to her each day, but for now she just 'helps' me with all of them.

This planner has seriously done wonders for my home management. I'm a list person, and having a list (that someone else put together, at that!) I can check off really motivates me to get things done.

Deann of Motivated Moms has graciously agreed to give away the rest of 2010 as well as a full 2011 planner to one of y'all! You can choose any format you'd like. The giveaway will be open until next Wednesday evening, October 13.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post. For additional entries, you can subscribe to the Covenant Homemaking RSS feed, follow me (@mrsmurch) on twitter, tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post (be sure to include @mrsmurch as well), and/or blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

33 comments:

  1. With five children still living at home, my husband's business, driving our younger daughter to work and school, homeschooling our youngest son, being back in college myself, trying to manage and organize speaking events for our state ministry (Operation Outcry), and visiting my mom, sister, son, and grandsons on the other side of the state, I NEED anything to make life more organized. My family and I would all be overjoyed to have a planner that would help keep me on track. Bless you.

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  2. I have heard so many great things about these planners but have yet to actually purchase one. Would love to win one, thanks for the opportunity!

    Blessings~

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  3. I also subscribe to your blog through an RSS feed.

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  4. Oh my goodness, I need this planner! It would help so much with helping me to schedule my cleaning.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  5. This sounds wonderful! I homeschool our 5 boys, ages 2-8, and could use any help I could get!! I am trying to stay on a schedule and having a list of chores that I don't have to write would work wonders...ok so maybe the list won't work wonders, but maybe I will work wonders with the list!! =)Thanks for this offer!!

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  6. What a wonderful giveaway! I am a list person myself and love the idea of a well thought out system. The kids do help (the big 3 do, anyway, Jane toddles behind) this would be extremely helpful as we continue to grow our family!

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  7. I've heard other reviews on this and it sounds like a great asset to homemaking. :-) Thanks for hosting...

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  8. I'm also subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  9. I would like to try it, thanks!

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  10. OOOOO....I definitely need some organizing around here!

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  11. Here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/blessingstocome/status/26797618771

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  12. i have been looking for a new planner and this one seems like it might be the one!

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  13. I would love to try the Motivated Moms Planner :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  14. Oh Ms. Mary Jo! This is a fantastic tool for homemaking and with a brand new housewife and mama like myself, I'm sure this planner covers small details to homemaking that I've yet to discover. Would be so grateful to win this one! :)

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  15. I tweeted about the giveaway! www.twitter.com/liliesblossom :)

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  16. And naturally, I follow your blog via RSS Feed. :)

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  17. I also follow your twitter! :) @mrsmurch

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  18. Hmmm, you mean there really IS a way to have an organized plan instead of reacting to the cobwebs, dust bunnies, and tupperware tumbling out of the cabinet? hahaha... I am looking forward to learning more about this!

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  19. Mary Jo, I found you! Thanks for the good ideas, I enjoyed reading them. This is a HUGE struggle of mine as well.

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  20. Oh wow, that sounds wonderful! I too haven't been married very long, and am still struggling to find a routine or schedule that works. But I'm a major list person, so maybe this would!

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  21. Love your blog. To be so young you are a beauiful example of a godly women.

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  22. I think this would really help me! With a house of five children I never feel like this place is clean!

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  23. I subscribe via email.

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  24. I just found your blog and subscribed in google reader

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  25. This planner I think we would really help me stay on top of things. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  26. As a single mom of 2 children I think this would help me keep track of all chores that need to be done. Just want to say I love reading your blog!!

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  27. I also follow you on twitter and subscribe to your blog AND I just found out we are expecting baby # 5this May!

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