Due to the nature of my profession (and being a mom to twin 9-year olds), my “typical” day is far from normal and usually involves me running around from location to location doing everything from client walkthroughs, on-site organizing projects, product selections and desk work, or shuttling my girls to their next camp/class/etc.
When I head out the door in the morning I’m armed with the essentials that will get me through the day, knowing that I will likely be away from my home for many hours. Over the last 9 years of learning to balance motherhood and my full-time career, there are products that have become my go-tos because they work with my busy and demanding schedule. Some of the most frequent questions from clients and on social media revolve around the products that I use (especially when they can help streamline routines and make getting out the door easier). There is no single product out there that can magically create a more organized lifestyle (totally wish there was!), but by choosing products that I can depend on daily makes it easier for me to focus on everything else going on in my life. Because let’s face it, I don’t have the time to focus on these types of things every morning, do you?
I’m not a big proponent of “stocking up” on products just because something is on sale (especially when there is the potential to expire and it doesn’t really fit your needs), but when I come across a deal that coincides with my needs or daily essentials it makes perfect sense to me to make the purchase. I look forward to annual sales, like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, because I know that every year around this time I am able to replenish and replace my tried-and-true favorites that I use daily. The sale is officially open to non-card holders (like myself) today and I’m excited to cross off a few items from my wishlist.