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    29 Useful Products For Anyone With An Overwhelmingly Busy Schedule

    For anyone who regularly has eight meetings, a doctor's appointment, their kid's soccer practice, and making dinner on their daily schedule.

    1. A tear-off planning pad so you can keep track of everything and anything important that pops up in your day. Yes, that 1:30 p.m. meeting needs to happen, but you also have to carve out some time to eat lunch, too!

    The filled out pad propped up on a desk

    2. Or, if that isn't enough, get this daily, weekly, and monthly planner to keep every important aspect of your life in one easy-to-transport place. This comes dateless, so you can get started on your organization journey the second it comes in the mail and fill in the dates yourself.

    reviewer photo of the planner

    3. A portable monitor so you can keep the tab you're working on open on your main screen, and then have your calendar open on your second screen. Now you'll always be on top of which meeting is coming up next!

    The portable monitor attached to a laptop

    4. Or this stand that can hold up either your phone or your tablet for a make-shift second screen experience. Whether you're using it to display your digital calendar or conference call with your team, this small but mighty stand is definitely a WFH necessity.

    5. A productivity time management tool if your to-do list is seriously overwhelming you and you need some help blocking off dedicated time to focus and get your task done.

    A model adjusting the time on the small square clock

    6. A peel-and-stick dry-erase weekly calendar every busy family needs — keep track of everyone's sports practices, doctor's appointments, and important dates.

    7. Or this classy customizable dry erase calendar you can customize with your family's name so everyone's schedule can live in one convenient (and pretty-to-look-at!) place.

    the clear acrylic calendar

    8. *Or* this year-long dry-erase calendar if you're someone who likes to see every major date and event for the year at one glance. Many reviewers say it's great if you run a small business and need a visual tool to help keep everything running smoothly.

    person hangs up the

    9. A cute and sturdy file folder great for busy students who have lots of papers to carry around. Organize your homework, notes, and worksheets by subject, and you'll be able to transport them to the library, a coffee shop, or to class.

    10. Or this cascading wall organizer so you can finally get that huge pile of paper off of your desk and actually be able to find that important document when you need it for your upcoming meeting. It's also great for teachers looking to organize their students' assignments!

    11. A waterproof notepad in case you suddenly remember you have to bake cookies for your kid's upcoming bake sale and you don't want to forget. Just jot it down mid-shampoo to prevent that thought from going down the drain.

    model jotting down a note while in the shower

    12. An alarm clock because it mimics the sunrise to wake you up gradually and naturally. You won't be jarred awake by blaring sounds that'll start you off groggy and in a bad mood. Instead, you'll wake up on time, well-rested, and ready to take on your packed day. This also has a *reverse* sunset mode for bedtime to help with your sleeping schedule too! AKA no more taking three hours to fall asleep.

    the alarm clock

    13. A customizable command center that might just be the most functional and smartly designed way to keep track of your family's life. If you need more folders for documents or hooks on the bottom, you can add those on to make this truly fit exactly what your family needs.

    14. A privacy sign if you work from home in a crowded house and your roommates or family members constantly barge into your home office whenever you're in the middle of an important meeting or trying to finish up a huge presentation. Now they'll know when you're getting down to business or when you're free for a quick chat.

    15. A computer document clip that attaches to your monitor for anyone who's more of a pen-and-paper person and want your handwritten to-do list to be front and center all day long.

    16. Or a glass dry-erase desktop whiteboard so you're not going through endless pieces of paper for your to-do lists. Instead of jotting down random reminders on pieces of paper that will inevitably get lost, just break out your dry erase marker and write it on this handy whiteboard.

    Reviewer's long whiteboard with a keyboard in front

    17. A meal plan pad — you'll never hear the dreaded "what's for dinner?" question when you get home at the end of a long day again. This takes the stress out of meal planning by organizing your or your family's breakfast, lunches and dinners in one place.

    meal planning pad with a pen next to it

    18. A convenient tray if you feel like you spend half your day waiting in the pick-up line at your kid's school and you'd like to use that time to catch up on your never-ending to-do list.

    black tray that attaches to the steering wheel area

    19. A monitor memo board to keep your phone in a very visible spot so you never miss an important phone call, text, or meeting reminder again. It's also a great place to stick random notes you've written throughout the day.

    acrylic board attached to a computer screen with a phone on it

    20. A journal many reviewers love to transform into their own bullet journal. Create templates to stay on top of your weekly schedule, track habits like getting a daily walk in, or use some of the pages for note-taking or journaling.

    21. Or this pre-designed habit tracker calendar if creating your own bullet journal templates is too intimidating, but you still want to keep track of your personal goals.

    close up of the habit tracker filled in with checkmarks and handwriting

    22. An Echo Dot to basically act as your personal assistant — schedule meetings, set alarms, look up the weather, play your favorite playlist. It's harder to think of something this gadget doesn't do.

    alexa echo dot with the words "alexa, play study music" underneath it

    23. A Rocketbook reusable 32-page smart notebook so you can save important handwritten notes digitally in a matter of seconds. Scan your pages right after you write them, and a digital copy will be delivered straight to your phone.

    24. A Timeular tracker, which is a great tool to figure out exactly where all your time goes during the day. Keep this on your desk, flip it to whatever symbol coincides with the task you're doing at the moment, and it'll automatically start a timer.

    25. A monthly subscription to Silk + Sonder, which sends you a brand-new planner at the start of every month so you can hit the refresh button and stay on top of all your tasks and appointments. It's especially great if you get overwhelmed by a year-long planner and just want to focus in on one month at a time.

    26. A portable charger if you're constantly on the go and you won't be able to check your calendar if your phone dies. Now, if you notice your phone's at 3% in the middle of an important work call, you can just plug it into this. Crisis averted.

    The charger with text "high speed charging"

    27. A pack of sticky note dividers for a super-convenient way to keep track of all the notes you take in meetings or class. You can also place these in your planner for more space to jot down tasks and meetings.

    neon-colored sticky note dividers in a notebook

    28. Or these seriously massive Post-it notes if you use dozens of sticky notes a day to organize your life and would love to take it to the next level.

    29. And finally, a stainless-steel tumbler to remind everyone you encounter during the day that, in fact, you have a jam-packed schedule. Think of it as a warning sign to your co-workers to not disturb you as you're sprinting through your to-do list.

    pink tumbler with the words "i am very busy" on it

    You whenever someone dares interrupt your frantic daily schedule:

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