Monday, August 22, 2011

Get Organized for Back to School with $500AMEX gift card & free subscription giveaway!


Back-to-school time is ridiculously busy for most families – I am definitely not an exception. My daughter returns to school, I return to work, and my son returns to daycare full-time all on the same day. In two weeks, I want to feel as though I have “all my ducks in a row”, which to be honest, hasn’t happened before. Even though my husband helps out tremendously with taking care of the kids, I am the one primarily responsible for making phone calls, scheduling appointments, speaking to schools, planning schedules, taking the kids to extracurricular activities, etc. The responsibilities fall on me completely when my husband travels for work. Even though I am at work, I am constantly thinking about what has to be done at home. I often need to make phone calls from work or talk/text my husband to remind him of something that he needs to do as well. It never fails that I do not seem to have the right document with me at work and I find myself saying, “I will have to check when I get home…I will have to leave a message for them when I get home”.

I do not want to just organize the family for returning back to school. I want to remain organized for the year. This is a hefty goal. However, once I learned about, I did not feel as though it was an unattainable goal. is a digital filing system and more, enabling people to become organized and access important information in a moment’s notice. I was able to create profiles for every family member and upload important documents to each page. For example, my daughter has particular paperwork for her extracurricular activities that details dates and places where she needs to be. I was able to upload the documents so I can log on at work and view it all from there. I look forward to being able to upload my daughter’s school paperwork so that I can keep track of important dates and homework deadlines. This feature is one of the best for me so that I don’t have to carry around every important piece of paper! Also, instead of having loads of plastic containers in the basement that contain every piece of my children’s artwork, I can upload pictures of them to keep.

Learning how to get organized and how to declutter can sometimes be a daunting task, but I think that the features of will make it effortless. In addition to helping me prepare for back-to-school, can assist me in my ultimate goal of remaining organized year-round. Staying on top of maintenance for the cars and house, keeping a comprehensive address book, and remembering to schedule routine doctor’s appointments can be achieved. has a 17 day Free Passport that provides you with 17 full days of services with no expiration date (requires no credit card information). Use each of your 17 days whenever you like. Their Yearly Plan gives you a full year of access to AboutOne for $30 per year.

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*Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by the Global Influence Network. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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