The Dodo-Pad Book of Household Stuff is an organiser that will help you get your household matters in order. It has special sections for recording birthdays, sorting bills etc. It’s the sort of thing that could help even the messiest and most disorganised among us!
The Dodo-Pad Book Of Household Stuff
The Dodo-Pad Book Of Household Stuff Reviews
Product Tested by: Debbie Rearden – Chloe (5 years) & Gabrielle (2 years)
Product Tested By Debbie Rearden – Chloe (5 years) & Gabrielle (2 years)
Debbie Awarded The Dodo-Pad Book Of Household Stuff 2.4/5
My initial impression of this product was that it looked really good but as I went through it I thought that it is just like any other diary/organiser and is far too expensive. Also there is a section for putting your bills in, but I did not have enough room for all household bills and bank statements. Our bills are paid through direct debit. I thought the website was very good and bright. I thought the idea of this book was ok but it’s not something new that isn’t already in the high street shops. Not enough room for things and I wouldn’t want to keep things like household bills/statements in with appointments together, plus our bills are paid through direct debit. It didn’t improve our families organization at all. I have a small diary in my handbag for keeping my families appointments and a file upstairs for keeping all the household bills and bank statements in which I would not be able to fit into the Dodo Household Stuff book. It has to be something that is not bulky and fit into a ladies every day handbag to be taken out and about. The quality is very good. I don’t feel the product is good value for money. The design especially on the front of the book could do with improvement as it is not an inviting image. Also I personally feel the image of the Dodo on the front looks angry the way its been drawn. Maybe not recommend it but I would mention it. It certainly was not a product for my family although we are a busy family. Debbie Rearden – Chloe (5 years) & Gabrielle (2 years)
Product Tested By – Sharon Chapman – Thomas (11 years), James (7 years), William (4 years) & Baby Harry (1 year)
Sharon Awarded the Dodo Household Stuff Book 4.5/5
Anything that is going to make my life easier to manage is a bonus! I found the dodo website very unusual in its design. They have a dodo as their theme I guess it’s to back up the fact that organisation is extinct once you have had children!!! The idea of a book that I can keep all my information to hand is fantastic. I have a filing system at home but getting anything out of there is a pain. This book allowed me to keep all the vital things all in one place – neatly and tidily. I love the section dividers with flaps so that you can store all the vital pieces of paper that go with that section. In the bill section I kept my credit card bill and my store card bill that usually don’t get paid cause I lose them in a huge pile of papers. I also thought the idea of monthly dividers with spacers to put birthday cards is absolutely fantastic. It meant that I could put the birthday cards in the relevant month and have a good chance of not forgetting to send them! I did use every section and would have liked there to be more. I think perhaps more to do with school would be a bonus. For example a place to keep school trip letters and party invitations etc. as this is another area of disorganisation in my life!! I managed to remember to give out birthday cards and pay bills on time so it really has helped me immensely. I particularly like the holders on the dividers as this allowed me to keep relevant pieces of paper in the relevant place so that I could put my hand on it immediately. Once I had paid my bills I left them in the folder and then replaced them with the new ones as they arrived. The majority of my bills are paid by direct debit but I do have three that I manage myself so there was plenty of room for the bills I needed to concern myself with. I actually went out and bought a bigger handbag so that I could keep this with me all of the time so a diary included with it would make perfect sense as I currently carry a large diary as well so I would have to carry less if it had a diary in it. I don’t think I could manage without this item now. It has proved to make my life easier to manage so I would be silly not to use it. I think the quality of the item is very good – but at the price I wouldn’t expect anything less. This has helped our family immensely so I guess the price is justified but I would have been pushed to lay out the initial expense of the item not knowing if it was going to be worth the money. I would like a wipeable pen included to go with the weekly planner that is wipeable as well as space to put the pen so that you always have a pen to hand. If you are suffering from household disorganisation I would highly recommend this product – it has saved me a couple of late payment charges so has already earned its money! Having 4 children and a husband to organise isn’t an easy task. This dodo organiser has made that task a little easier! Sharon Chapman – Thomas (11 years), James (7 years), William (4 years) & Baby Harry (1 year)
Product Tested By Carolann Burden – Tayla Aged 16 Years
Carolann Awarded the Dodo Household Stuff Book 5/5
I was impressed as soon as I saw it!! It looks like just what I need to make sure that my bills are paid on time, and that I don’t forget anyone’s birthday!! Checked out the website and easy to follow and informative. The concept is brilliant, although there are probably other similar books out there. This one really does think of everything! Like I said above, it really does think of everything! It has helped me get my monthly budgeting in order which was a necessity in the current financial climate! I have not used every section yet, but that may change as times goes by. This is a fantastic product and certainly helped me organise myself efficiently. I like that there is room for me to put my bills until I pay them, and I like that I can put in everything that I need to remember. I would certainly consider purchasing the diary insert for this as it would get used as much as the book! Will definitely continue to use this as it’s become part of my weekly routine now, I check it a couple of times a week to make sure I’ve done everything, or to check out upcoming birthdays/anniversaries, etc. Quality is very good, very well made. I did find it quite expensive…BUT it’s something that will last me a long time. I do not think you need to alter the design and I find it quite quirky! I would buy it as a gift for friends seeing as I’m having so much fun with it! I’m now as organised as I always dreamt of being! Carolann Burden – Tayla Aged 16 Years
Having 4 children and a husband to organise isn’t an easy task. This dodo organiser has made that task a little easier!