Best Organizing Tool Ever!

By on September 12, 2012

Submitted by Daughter in Law Diaries –

OK…deep breath…GETTING ORGANIZED. It feels totally overwhelming doesn’t it? Putting systems in place is half the battle, but keeping them up wins the war. I don’t know about you, but I feel very unsettled, and have trouble concentrating if my surroundings are not in order.

A few years ago I hired an organizer, Marcie Baker Turrin of Ship Shape Houston to help put a few organizational systems in place. She did a wonderful job, and I found that I got more done with someone spurring me along, in addition to knowing that I was paying an hourly rate. I didn’t want to waste a minute!

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Five years later, I am still using many of the tools that Marcie suggested, namely the Pendaflex 1-31 organizer. This is seriously the best organizational tool I have ever seen.

Open to a certain day, I have a wedding!

Like many of you, I am inundated with invitations, notices, and random papers that can easily become piles on my desk. The 1-31 changed all of that! It is a flat accordion file that takes up minimal space, and has slots for each day of the month. You slide in what you need to do on a particular day, be it a party invitation, bills to pay, or a reminder to yourself. You simply open to that day, and your daily tasks or places to be are all organized in a central location. No more random papers and invitations floating around your desk or kitchen, and no more piles! The 1-31 has become the hub of my office.

I have been using my 1-31 religiously, and I can truly say that this small item changed my organizational life. Trust me, you need it! This also makes a great gift for a sister, mother, MIL, or friend. They will love you, even more! Order now from our Amazon store!

About Ali Katz

Ali Katz is a mother of two, an avid runner, and the Creator of Daughter-in-Law Diaries. Here women can interact, share, and gain knowledge of how to better their daughter-in-law/mother-in-law relationship. Daughter-in-Law Diaries offers menus for entertaining with less stress, stimulating topics such as health and beauty, ideas for holidays and family traditions, as well as access to certified therapists ready to answer your anonymous questions....and much more at

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Best Organizing Tool Ever!