I have been an incredibly organized person for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the things I pride myself on, and I thoroughly believe that maintaining an organized life will make you a happier person. However, I don’t stay organized without the help of notebooks, apps, and my laptop. Below are my top five tips for leading an organized life!
- Keep a planner
I love my planner. I write in people’s birthdays, the days I’m working, blog posts, and any other important events or appointments I may have going on. I don’t look at it every day, but if I know I have a busy week coming up I’ll open up my planner and mentally plan my days out. Planners can be very inexpensive, but can also be pricey depending on who designed it or what’s inside. I found mine at Target for $12.
2. Carry a notebook with you
I like to keep a notebook with me so that I can write out lists, ideas for blog posts, people’s emails or phone numbers, or any other random bits. I’m one of those people who’d rather write something on paper than jot it down in the notes app on my phone. Pen and paper are not dead people!
3. Use apps
I know I just said that I like pen and paper, but there are so many apps out there to help you stay organized. I like an app called anydo. as it’s very simple to use and reminds you every morning of things that are on your list. There’s even a desktop version for your computer! The way I use this app is I write down things I need to buy as I remember them or run out, and then when I go to the grocery store or Target I’ll write out a physical list.
4. Set reminders
The reminders app on the iPhone is a beautiful thing. One thing I’m terrible at remembering is making calls. I don’t particularly like doing it, so I think that’s why I tend to forget. With the reminders app I enter in all of the phone calls I need to make and tell my phone when to remind me. I love that you can even have your phone remind you of something when you arrive at a certain location. So useful!
5. Don’t procrastinate
I know it’s much easier said than done, but putting things off is never useful to anyone. If I let projects, emails and work build up I end up feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. If you have multiple projects that you’re working on work on each of them a little bit every day until they’re done. You’ll feel so much more accomplished at the end of the day knowing that you’re projects are all one step closer to being finished.
What are your tips for staying organized?
Thanks for reading!