About One helps moms and families manage all of their household information, documents, photos and memories in one convenient, secure online location. It is a digital filing system and more! Sign up for a free trial of About One (details below) and you will quickly learn how to get organized! Just for signing up, you will be entered to win a $500 AmEx gift card, a $250 donation to the school of your choice and a full year membership to About One!
The Back-to-School Clutter
While I am counting down the days until they go back to school, I don’t look forward to the backpacks full of papers and all the clutter that creates all over my desk. I typically run out of room to store all of these papers in files within my desk, so I start new files and forget where I file things and I lose papers !
Just before the kids got out of school for the summer, their teachers sent home school supply lists for the fall. I filed these papers somewhere, and I now I can’t find them. I had the boys go through their boxes of papers, I went through files on my desk, in my desk and a portable catch-all file and I still-can’t-find- them. True story.
I am hoping that About One will teach me how to get organized and how to declutter once and for all.
Signing up for the free About One trial was easy. Once I signed up, I logged in to investigate and learn how to use the program. From the home dashboard, I entered each family member’s profile and picture. What’s nice is that information pertaining to health, education, possessions, or memories can be added for each family member. For example, I clicked on my son James name and selected “education”. I added his school and once you add a school for instance, you are prompted to create a new contact that is automatically added to the address book. The program is conveniently organized in this way. If I had an electronic copy of that school supply list, I could simply click on the school and I could upload that document (right on the screen it reads – “Important Documents” where you can click to “add a document”. I’d know where to find it, right there, under James/education/school in one location. That’s priceless.
About One is not just for organizing school papers! For Ryan, I added his health information. Again, once I added his Dr.’s name, I was prompted to add the Dr.’s address to my contact list/address book. Also under health information, I can plug in his health insurance information, including his member ID#. Which made me think if I had ever lost his card, I wouldn’t have had his id number written down. But now, here it is under Ryan’s health information in About One. I can add appointment dates, prescription information and medical conditions as well.
I added a memory to Ryan’s profile also. I uploaded a picture of him feeding the ducks at the York Zoo. When I click on the family tab, this is how that memory is displayed on the Maloney Family Bulletin Board. On the board, is a little message letting me know that I can simply click to send this info. to family and friends in an email newsletter. That’s so convenient!
With the About One storage system, I can upload pictures right to my About One inbox easily through my phone. Well, it was supposed to be easy, but I of course had difficulty. My email wasn’t showing up in my About One inbox. So I clicked to chat with an About One rep. for some help. I received a quick response by a rep. who told me I needed to be using the email that I signed up with to receive emails. Bingo. Problem solved quickly with great customer service!
With About One, I can add our possessions, like our home and automobiles. Once I add these, I have the ability to add important documents that I receive throughout the year pertaining to these items.
While I’ve only had a few days to explore About One, I look forward to using some of the other great features of the program. About One offers what’s called the “shareables” feature. Here, I can print family newsletters, babysitter instructions, including emergency contact information, and health and education histories for a quick reference when filling out school and doctor forms. With About One, I will have the ability to create hardcover photo memory books, greeting cards and more. About One is a fast, fun easy way to get organized with some great time-saving features. It’s certainly more than a storage system! I urge you to sign up for the free trial to see for yourself!
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