August 19, 2010

"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year..."

Remember that famous Staples commercial with the dad dancing with a shopping cart in the aisles of Staples while his children followed solemnly behind him? Who could forget it? That and the sight of school supplies in every store signaled the start of the new school year.

I'll be taking the next few posts to talk about the Back to School season but to start off, here's an article to help 'get you in gear for the new school year.'

In the meantime, enjoy what's left of the summer!

August 1, 2010

Organizing an Event? Doodle It!

I wanted to let you know about a terrific website I use for organizing events. It's called Doodle.

From the 'About Us' page on their website:

The world’s leading online scheduling service, Doodle takes the pain out of finding the right date and time for a group of people to meet and makes scheduling virtually effortless. The basic service is a free online coordination tool which requires neither registration nor software installation.

I just created a Doodle Poll to schedule a block party with my neighbors. It made getting 10 families together on one day practically effortless.

I highly recommend it for scheduling events or making decisions within a large group of people. Use it--it's free and it's going to make you feel soooo organized!