Sue Hooley was so kind to send me her Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner. I decided to write an article as a review on it with a sneak peek of what is inside so you can see if it's right for you.
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Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner Product Review
Our products arrived safely packaged with protective shipping material and it did not take long to received them. At the time of posting this article, someone buying the 2021 planner gets a free copy of the 2020 planner while supplies last. They are also have a terrific sale price going on temporarily, so getting two planners for a very low price is an AMAZING DEAL. For this review, I will be talking about a few features in the 2021 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner.
The photo below shows the products we received for this review. We received the following…
- 2020 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner
- 2021 Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner
When you turn to the first page after the “Month” tab, this is what you will see. A page to write your monthly goals. These are notes to yourself of what you want to continue to achieve every month. I would first write my spiritual goals, then what my New Year's Resolution was, so I can keep that in sight. For me that was to get caught up to December 2019 in getting photos in a hard physical copy out of digital storage. Then I would write other things that are important to me. Mine might look something like this…
- read a chapter of the Bible daily
- work for at least two hours every weekend on photos
- get our yard fenced in (we achieved that in July – and needed it with our 3 dogs!)
- do a family game night weekly
- do a family movie night at least every other week
- have a graduation party for my oldest son, no matter what that looks like in the pandemic
- somehow do a craft show or flea market and make and sell things there (I achieved that this month with a flea market)
After this page, there is a normal looking block calendar layout of every month so you can jot some quick notes of what is going on. Basically, the month at a glance.
At the end of all the months, there is a place to put some quick goals for each month. You can see this in the photo below. I personally love this because I am a goal-setter. I love to have a goal to go after. I also have things that just have to be done that month, that I want to turn and see to remind myself that “this thing” needs to be a focus until it gets done. I would write these in pencil as things could change, but for example, just in this year's month of August, I would have written…
- make lesson plans for three children's homeschool through at least September
- register two children for local public high school
- shop for school supplies
- pay attention to what is going on for fall sports at the public school
- count what kids fit in and have for fall clothing, shoes and outerwear (I have eight kids but two are adults – they all live at home)
- shop for fall clothing, shoes and outerwear
- count up RSVPs for my son's graduation party
- buy food, beverages, cake and decor for my son's graduation party
- have graduation party (cook food, get key to park shelter, decorate, set up, be sure I have enough face masks for guests, host the party, clean up, return key)
- encourage (and offer to help) son to write thank you notes after the graduation party
So, of course in the “month at a glance section”, there just isn't much room to write down what you need to do on a daily basis. When you flip into the “Week” tab, this is where you can write down appointments, places you need to be, things that must be done, etc. As you can see in the photo below, there is a larger tasks list in the upper left corner for the week. This is where I personally would write the big things that must get done for this week, like…
- wash all laundry, towels and linens
- fold and put away all laundry
- room by room cleaning
- grocery shopping
- buy birthday presents for daughter
- wrap birthday presents
- shop for a new jacket for teen son
Tear Out Shopping Lists
We have reached my favorite page! You have no idea how many times I have written what I need to get at the store down in my planner because it is right next to me while I am nursing the baby; and when I was ready to go to the store, I would go roughly rip it out of my planner and put it in my purse! Then later, I had this weirdly ripped area in my planner to look at. It's like Sue was watching me and knew exactly what I needed in a planner. I didn't know it was there until I received the planner! My jaw dropped. I was VERY IMPRESSED! And, oh yes, I have already used this! She perforated them for easy tear out on the lines.
A Few More Things
There are so many awesome little details that you will have to discover for yourself in this planner, but I will just mention two more. There are two pockets in the back of the planner which could be used to hold a recipe, a magazine clipping, a bill you need to pay, a note to yourself, a prayer list, it's so handy! Also, it's a nice size for my purse. At 6.25 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall by 0.5 inches thick (before filling those pockets), it fits nicely in mine. The author is/was (hard to say with the pandemic and current international affairs) a missionary in Haiti so it's great to support her large family (she is a mom of six) as well.
I have really enjoyed this planner and am so happy we were chosen to do a review. I am very much a “planner geek” and this is currently my favorite planner. I hope you will give it a try!
How To Find Them
If you are looking for The Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner, here is where to find it…
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