Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Busy Mom's Guide to Staying Organized

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

Between work, play and mom life my phone is my bloodline. Honestly, without it I would be lost.

Life as a working mom can get CRAZY, especially when you work from home! Yes, we have a nanny share a few days a week, but to get things done I have to be very aware of my time and how I  spend it. Since I'm always on the go I need a reliable phone and coverage. Having unlimited data through Walmart Family Mobile PLUS means there's one less thing to worry about. Considering I rely heavily on various apps to keep me organized throughout the day.

Email - You never know when you're going to receive a email that needs a quick response.

Google Calendar - I schedule everything from conference calls, doctors appointments, to gym workouts.

Google Drive - When I'm on the go this is perfect for reading and sending docs from my phone.

Wunderlist - I love this app for all my to-do's. You can also share lists with other app users! Now if I could only get my husband to use it.

Intuit/Mint - The budgeting wizard. With it being tax season I'm even more aware of how we spend our money. Tax season is the perfect time to evaluate spending habits and maximize savings. After noticing how much we were spending on cell phones, the Walmart Family Mobile Plus was a great solution to maximizing our spending in effort to contribute more towards our IRA's.

VUDU - I love this app because not only does it come in handy with a screaming toddler, but we can stream tv shows and movies any time on our tablet. Plus, with Walmart Family Mobile Plus, we get one free movie a month! Perfect for date night in ;)

PRO TIP: Make your phone work for you. Find APPS that make your life easier not harder. 

Did I mention the best part about using my phone all day is not worrying about going over on minutes, data, etc.  By recently switching to the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan we will cut our bill in half. The plan features Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS a free movie on VUDU ($7 value) every month per line for $49.88.

Aside from work, I also use my phone to snap the occasional photo, listen to music while running or catch up on my favorite blogs.  

Recently I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime - $79.92 (Rollback from $99.92) and am loving it.

After deciding on a phone I grabbed the $25.00 starter kit and was good to go! FYI - the Starter kit includes the SIM card you'll need to activate your phone.

Are you ready to make the switch?

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer here or your local Walmart for current pricing.