Since moving out of my parents house and becoming a (sort of) responsible adult, I have felt a huge need to organise my life as much as possible. I’ve never been a particularly forgetful or careless person but having a lot on my mind with work, blogging, blog design, bills etc. has meant things keep slipping my mind.
Firstly, and most importantly in my book, is keeping lists. I keep a notepad on my desk at home and at work all the time and if I think of a few things I need to do,
I will write down a little list with tick boxes and leave it in sight until it is done. Sometimes, I will shove it in my pocket so I will find it when I get home and be reminded of all the important things I have to do.
I try to categorise lists as much as possible so I don’t end up with a massive daunting list of things which need to be done, as this can really dent my motivation. I will either separate my lists by category (blogging, gatto, work, home) or my date (to be done this week, this month etc.).
If I have a list which has things which can be done over a longer period of time, I will put them up on my wall using washi tape so it is always in sight and I can see what can be done next.
Lots of Notebooks!
Similar to writing lists, I also keep a notebook for every part of my life. My little blogging book (the floral one) is with me at all times and I will note down any post ideas, inspiring blogs I have read or tips I find online. Although it isn’t the most tidy notebook in the world, it is organised chaos and I can always find the notes I have made somewhere in the book!
Keeping different books for different things can help control the chaos as you are not frantically searching between pages to find the bills you were supposed to pay or the work you had to do. It means whatever thought you wrote down and need to find, you will know where to look.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Another method which I am hoping to get into soon is a personal organiser. With this you can put everything and anything you like in one place and carry it round if you need to. Things can be organised however is best for you personally and who can resist cute paper clips and post-its! I can’t..
Finally, and probably the least exciting, is filing. Again, you are making sure everything has a place and if you need to find something you will know exactly where it is. You don’t have to go mad and purchase a full filing cabinet but these expandable folders like the one I have are perfect.
I file all my house paperwork such as council tax, bills, bank statements and my rental agreement in here so I can refer back to things whenever I need to.
These things have really helped me over the past few months to get my head around all the extra things I need to remember and I am definitely more organised now! How do you stay organised?