One of the things I really struggled with in 2013 was keeping track of time and my obligations. I started the year completely over booked and over extended. For a while, I kept up with an insane schedule of obligations, volunteering, working online, classes, homeschooling, family, friends, and what feels like a million other things.
And then it all fell apart. I couldn’t keep track of everything in my head. My small paper calendar was bogged down, and I lost track of things. I would make plans with one person, and then forget, and double book myself with something else. It was a mess.
Over the last year, I’ve done better committing to less, and saying “no” when I feel overwhelmed. Things are getting better.
In 2014 I really want to be more organized, and less stressed. I want to start the year off right. I don’t want to be over extended. Luckily for me, Tailor Made Whiteboards contacted me recently with an offer to get me the right tools for the job so I can really take back my schedule and my time in 2014.
Tailor Made Whiteboards sells custom made calendars, chore planners and menu planners that are designed to be attractive, useful and high-quality. They told me I could make any kind of board I wanted, so I chose a chevron activity planner with a changeable frame and tray.
On the website, I was able to easily upload a picture to further customize our new calendar, and then I placed the order and waited anxiously for it to arrive.
When I picked up my board from the mail room, I could not believe how sturdy it was. I always assume the best of the companies I work with when I am discussing reviews and products, but every once in a while the actual product blows the website out of the water. For Tailor Made Whiteboards, there is really no way to see the quality online…. which is a shame really, because this thing is amazing.
The frame is thick, heavy, solid wood. The tray is a solid extension of the wood. I don’t know what I expected, but I didn’t anticipate pulling out something this high quality when I opened the box. The board itself has a backing, with the artwork underneath high quality glass in the frame.
Hanging it was easy because they included a paper guide and all the supplies needed to mount it on the wall. All I needed to do was use a level to tape the guide on the wall where I wanted to board, place the wall mounts and screws where the guide indicated, and then remove the guide so I could hang up the frame. This was SO easy to do, and I am not sure why other companies haven’t thought to include something like this for clueless people like me!
It looks fantastic on the wall. The colors on the website are true to what you get when the artwork is printed. My picture came out nice and clear with beautiful colors. It looks exactly as I hoped it would, and really complements the decor of my home.
The frame, although it looks like a solid piece, is able to be removed so you can change the artwork. The changeable feature is neat, because if I ever decide I wanted a different board instead of my calendar, I can just order the artwork instead of the whole set, and easily unscrew the frame to replace the artwork. They also have seasonal boards, so if you desired, you could swap out your calendar to match your holiday decor. I don’t see myself swapping out my board, because I *love* my calendar design, but it’s a really cool option to have! (see how the quick change feature works here)
I hung it right by my front door where we hang our keys to serve as a “command center” for our family. I left lots of different colors of dry erase markers with it, and now Hubby and I can both keep track of our obligations in one place.
Thanks SO much to Tailor Made Whiteboards for contacting me, I had no idea I needed this until I had it in my home, and now it’s one of my favorite tools for staying organized.
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