Do you find that you start the week with a plan to get some cleaning done only to find on Friday that you haven’t done much of anything? I did. I would have such great intentions on Monday and then, well, frankly, life would take over and suddenly it was Friday and I had run the vacuum, changed the beds, and cleaned the bathroom counters in-between laundry and dishes and the rest of the house has just remained stagnant – or worse. That is where Motivated Moms has come to the rescue.
In my second year of using Motivated Moms, I can honestly say that it has been a God-send. Having my daily chores in one place to view each day as well as the de-cluttering and periodic household tasks embedded into the lists made taking care of my household chores much more manageable. Now in my 3rd year with Motivated Mom’s I love the changes in the planner and the application and look forward to it being a part of household organization and schedule to help us lead a more organized and clean household.
Motivate Moms is a chore planning system that helps you clean and organize your home with manageable, pre-planned daily tasks. If you follow the tasks you will stay ahead of the game in cleaning your house as well as keep things organized, de-cluttered, and updated with little planning effort on your part.
Each day you simply consult your Motivated Moms calendar or app (yes, there is an app for that) and see what you need to do today. The tasks assigned are very thorough and organized and can be done, most days, in just a few minutes here and there.
For an example, each you have DAILY tasks and TODAY’S tasks. Daily tasks are those tasks that you do every day. Daily tasks include everything like take vitamins, feed pet(s), plan dinner, load dishwashing, and exercise. These are things you do each day and they are there to check off each day.
The TODAY’S tasks divide up your weekly, monthly, and periodic tasks to help you complete them each week or as necessary throughout the year. For instance change sheets, water indoor plants, and clean out the microwave are included in your TODAY’S tasks to help you stay up on these tasks.
Other tasks include clipping children’s nails, decluttering an area, order your free credit report, clean out your purse, and even pamper yourself. So, when I said it was thorough – I MEANT THOROUGH. But…if there is something that you don’t find included that you like to have included, there is an option to add the tasks yourself. There is room for writing in on the printable version and a way to add tasks to the mobile application so you don’t have to worry about leaving out those tasks that are particular to you and your family.
In the e-book planner edition, you can choose to purchase a planner that contains a Bible readings plan to read the Bible in a year as well or you can choose to purchase the planner without the Bible reading plan. Additionally, the application allows you to turn the Bible reading reminders on or off which is a nice feature if you do not wish to read the Bible in a year or follow your own Bible reading plan.
And you can purchase a printable Planner or a Mobile App
Motivated Moms added the app on iTunes for iPhone, iPad, or iPod and an Android app in 2013. The list is the same that is in the printable e-book planner but in a handy check off setup in the application. For instance, you can view each day the DAILY tasks or the TODAY’s tasks or ALL tasks on your phone or table. Each tasks includes a check box that can be marked as the task is completed. You can even select a setting to move the task to the bottom of the list or even hide the tasks as they are completed. Being a list person who loves the visual of checking off my to-do list, I love this feature and love looking at the all the check marks of completed tasks at the bottom of my list!
Another feature the app has that is nice is that you can ASSIGN tasks and color code them. Therefore, if you have multiple family members working through the to-do list, you can give each person a color on the tasks and, voila, a chore list for the kids.
You can get a 2-week free trial of the application through iTunes or the Google Play Store as the Motivated Moms Lite version and you can view printable samples online if you want to give them a try. The full version of the Motivated Moms app is available in iTunes and Google Play for $7.99 for one year.
Here are some key features of the apps:
• All tasks in the average home are planned out for you throughout the year
• Ability to add unlimited custom tasks
• Check off chores as they are done and they drop to the bottom of the list out of your way
• No major cleaning days or Spring Cleaning week, do just a little all year around
• Daily items and those that come up less frequently are scheduled for you
• No need to remember when you last changed the a/c filter or dusted the living room – just do the tasks as they come up; the app keeps track for you.
• Tasks can be assigned to people and rooms and sorted accordingly
• In the iOS version, you can sync between your iOS devices
• Both versions now allow you to send a day’s tasks via email, and iOS allows printing directly from the app.
Since some people are paper and pencil people, which generally is the way I operate, the printable option of the Motivated Moms chore planning system is available in full size or half size, depending upon the size of the notebook or calendar you like to carry. You can also choose between the chore planner or the page-per-day daily chore planning, which includes room for menu planning and appointment. You can also choose between black and white or color. How great is that!
The full-sized planner ebook is 8 ½” X 11” and has 55 weekly pages including the cover pages, 52 calendar/planner pages, and a two week menu planning page. The page per day has the same information but smaller so there is room for appointments and menu planning on the same page. The full-sized planner ebook is available with or without the schedule Bible readings and is available for $8.
The half-sized planner ebook is 5 ½” x 8 ½” and includes everything the full-size includes but is designed to be printed on 29 pages, cut in half, to make a 58 page planned. The half-size planner is available as a chore planner or a page per day planner, which gives room for appointments and menu planning on the same page. These will fit in half size Franklin Covey and Day Timer binders. The 58 pages include 53 weekly planner pages and 2 two-week menu planning pages. The half-sized printable ebook is available with or without the scheduled Bible readings for $8.
If you are a household notebook user like we are, this is an excellent planner to have in your notebook. This is what we did before we shifted to the app. Now I am an avid app user and love the ease of using it as well. But either option is easy to use, easy to read, and has setting or space for additional tasks to personalize it. This year, the application added the feature to….
As you can see, this is a very user-friendly system. I am SO grateful to have found it.
So, as you can tell I LOVE MOTIVATED MOMS!!! It really helps me stay on top of my chores. The ease of use and all-encompassing lists of tasks really saves me time while allowing me to never forget important cleaning, organizing, and maintenance tasks.
It’s time for a PROMO and a GIVEAWAY — YAY!!!!
Motivated Moms has provided me with a code for my readers to get $1 off any of Motivated Moms printable products (sorry, printable products only. iTunes and Play Store do not allow promo codes.) But you can get any of the printable ebooks from Motivated Moms for $1 off for the next week (February 16, 2014) by using the code SAVE1.
That’s Promo Code SAVE1 for $1 off ebook versions of the printable Motivated Moms products.
Additionally, I have a GIVEAWAY – HOORAY!!!
Three lucky winners, yes I said THREE, have their choice between the iPad/iPhone/iPod application or any printable ebook product (sorry, the Android store does not allow giveaways yet – booo.) So, just enter through the Raffecopter below, February 16, 2014 at midnight, and you will be entered to win your choice of the iTune application of Motivated Moms or a printable ebook, with or without a Bible reading schedule, in half size or full size – your choice. (Raffecopter will randomly select a winner, which will be published on February 17, 2014.)
I just love this product and I know you will too. Enter to win your choice and GOOD LUCK!!!
Disclaimer: Motivated Moms provided me with a free copy of their product in return for my honest opinion of their product.
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