Get Organized with the BusyBodyBook

The quest to find the perfect organizer and planner is a hard one. I love my BusyBodyBook. There are so many features that fit my needs and wants perfectly. For one, they offer an August – September academic version, which is perfect for me since back-to-school is when I really begin to feel the need for order in my life and schedule, and of course, that’s when things begin to need scheduling if you have children in school or other outside activities.

The other thing that is unique is the five column layout. This enables you to assign each family member a column or to use them however you wish. For example, I use the first column for appointments and scheduling; the second for calls and emails that I need to make; the third for blogging posts that I have planned, or other timely events; the fourth for work tasks that I need to keep up with for my part-time job; and the fifth to plan out my dinners. I use the To-Do list on the facing page to write out project goals for the week, items I need to buy, or errands I need to do that week.

There’s also a pocket at the front and back to hold any receipts or invitations that you might need. The cover and ring binding is sturdy, and I expect it to last as I cart it around. All in all, it’s very functional and makes getting and staying organized a bit easier.

The Fridge Grid pad is similar in its layout, containing the columns and a to-do list, but it’s undated, and has a magnet so that you can keep your schedule right on the fridge for all to see. This is perfect to keep up with various family members’ schedules, meal planning and more.

You can enter to win one of three great products today (U.S. only). Just take a look around the site, and let us know which one (or more) of the following products interest you most right now:

The Weekly Fridge Grid Pad
The Weekly Grid Organizer (for January – December 2008, OR if you are still struggling to get it together and don’t want to wait until January, we are also giving away the August 07-September 08 if anyone wants one).

Joan Goldner also writes a BusyBodyBook blog with many practical uses for the products and information about how and why she started the company.

We will announce a winner on Wednesday, October 3 (U.S. shipping addresses only).


  1. says

    I have the Busy Body Book and OH it is a LIFE SAVER right now. With appointments and fall plans out the wazoo! That said, we could also use a Fridge Pad so my Husband doesn’t have to say, “What’s on the agenda for today.” LOL

  2. says

    Lately I’ve just been using the calendar that our financial planner gave to us last year. Now that it’s coming up to the end of the year, I’m looking for something new. I’m a huge planner fan and I love the areas to put all my to do lists and the layout of calendar. This would be perfect!

  3. says

    I love a good planner, but I think the fridge pad would be extremely helpful to our family. That way everyone could see what was planned for the week.

  4. says

    I like the BusyBodyBook. Maybe this could help me organize my mommy of almost 3, substitute teacher, homemaker, and everything else I volunteer for life.

  5. says

    I echo Laura although any of the items would be nice. I have finally faced the fact that I must write out everything as I’m way too forgetful:0) And these organizers look just perfect.

  6. says

    The fridge grid looks pretty good right now. With 6 of us, sometimes we forget what is going on, this would be a great item to own.
    Count me in please!

  7. says

    Organizing help is always welcome. Love the idea of the fridge pad, but my little guy would find ways of pulling it down. Would love a polka dot planner!


    These products all look great. I really love the brown Jan-Dec 2008 planner and the 7 Column BBB Weekly Fridge Grid Pad.

  9. Tanya Moyer says

    I like them all, but I really like the Jan. 2008 brown one. Would love to finally get organized. With 2 girls old enough to be involved in multiple activities this would be great!

  10. says

    The book organizer looks just perfect – I’m already trying to figure out how to manipulate my current organizer (Filofax) to work for myself, hubby, baby-to-be and dog!

  11. says

    Love the Dots weekly grid planner. The colors and design are fun and simple. And that fridge grid is great. Right now I print out my own calendar and put it in a page protector so we can write on it. Very cool!


  12. says

    I’m always looking for better ways to get organized. I swear by Franklin Covey – however very cost prohibitive. I don’t have that kind of money every year! Please enter me in the drawing! :) I think the Fridge Grid would work best for my family!!

  13. says

    Oooh I like the frig grip.. I would use that to the max!And then maybe my husband would actually know what is going on!! Since the big calendar is on the other side of the room!
    I also like the idea of the busy body book but don’t know if I would use it as much!

  14. Kim Allmon says

    The BusyBodyBook or Fridge Grid looks like they would be a lifesaver for those with busy lives who need organization.

  15. Bobbie says

    Ah the joy of my life. Organizational tools. It looks like something I could fall in love with. Plus, with all the activities that my children are in it would go to great use. Please pick me.

  16. says

    Oh My Gosh… I don’t even know if posting a comment will matter… there is like 300! I have to say I LOVE THIS CALENDAR!!!!!!! It’s so cute, so functional and overall happy! More more cool stuff please…!

  17. says

    I am trying very hard to be more organized, but I can never find a planner that fits just right or has enough room for all the things I have to plan and keep track of. With 2 boys, a full time work at home VA business, a baby on the way, and a very spontaneous hubby, I absolutely could use the 2008 planner. I think I finally found one that just might work for this disorganized mama on a mission! :-)

  18. Samantha H says

    I love my BusyBodyBook. I’ve been using it since last year. I would love to try one of the fridge pads.

  19. Christine says

    I would love either the book or the Fridge calendar, for next year of course, I am so over August and September :)


  1. […] winner of the undated Fridge Grid Pad is #88 Sue Doe-Nim (it really was random, but her comment was awfully convincing!). Many of you really wanted this item. You can buy one for $11.95. Filed […]

  2. […] Last year I reviewed the Busy Body Book here on 5 Minutes for Mom (twice actually).  I have been using it faithfully all year.  Each week I use the unique five-grid system to keep track of contest ending dates, hours worked, to-do lists (there’s a nice list page opposite of the weekly grid), phone calls to return, appointments, dinner menus–you name it. […]

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