The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews

I have a lot of scraps of paper laying around our house with things that I really need to remember, but I rarely can find them. Our fridge is overflowing with appointment cards and important phone numbers, but sometimes those can get misplaced. Luckily, Pam Socolow, an organizer on HGTV’s “Mission: Organization” came up with a family organizer that can contain all my messy piles and transform them into a very organized format. She offers a Family Life Organizer & Planner that can contain even my giant messes.

Honestly, I was surprised at the quality of it and the thoughtfulness that went into this product. There is a section for everything from health care to carpool schedules. It contains a three year calendar with large boxes that offer ample room for writing down everything you need to accomplish for the day. There are over one hundred sheets that you can fill in with information like the house and car details, kids’ information, household repairs, and insurance information. There are also fun sections where you can write down books you would like to read or wines you want to try. It also contains a pocket folder for each general section and pouches for tucking receipt. In the back is a business card organizer to store all of those important cards that seem to get lost in the shuffle.

I got this calendar a couple of weeks ago and since we had so many car troubles these past few weeks, I was so proud to be able to whip out the receipts and information that we would need at a moments notice. The pockets have also been great storage for keeping track of my rebate receipts and checkbook.

This Life book is huge so it is not intended for you to carry it around, but just something that you can keep in your house to contain the mess and track the activities going in your house. It would be a great addition to the kitchen and a useful resource for babysitters

The only thing that is missing from the Life organizer is a menu planner, but I noticed on their website that you can purchase additional sections for an additional cost.

You can also print out your own free binder through Organized Home, which is something that I have done in the past. In fact, I might print out some of those printables to add to this

This book is available through Barnes and Noble or through Pam Socolow’s website for $19.95. We thank Pam for sharing her organizer with us and giving us the opportunity to share it with our readers!


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    I just got this last week and it looks like it will bring much order to our household. Now if only I could find a few hours to fill in all the blanks and transfer information from other places! I’ve found that adding a few more plastic sleeves has helped us, for things like stamps and envelopes, receipts, etc. I thought the healthcare log was a great idea, too, as you really do need to provide all that information when you see a new doctor or apply for life insurance.

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    justelise: Yup, Cozi is great. As a long time reader of Amy’s blog I know she’s already talked about it several times. As a matter of fact Cozi even blogged about Amy!

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    If you want a free online alternative you could try Cozi which is a family organizer and scheduler. I’m sure it does not have all of the features that this family planner book has, but it has additional benefits and will send reminders via email and text message as well.

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