If you’re a regular reader to my blog, you’ll know that I’m quite ‘big’ on being organised, and living in a (fairly) organised home. This past month or so, I’ve been decluttering (you can see more of this here, and here), and generally spending January house-wise pottering about and deciding what can be done to keep our lives running smoothly.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my home to be fun, filled with people and am happy for the kids to enjoy it and get messy. But when it comes to making sure the bills are paid, my work is done, emails are answered, and everyone has everything they need and is in the right place, then I need to be on the ball!
I’ve always been a sucker for a pretty notebook to write my ‘to do’ lists in, and this brilliant ‘Get Things Done’ planner from Paperchase has really caught my eye!
With pages to write your priorities for the days ahead, daily hour-by-hour pages, and space to write your notes and general lists, this has definitely made the cut when it comes to keeping myself on top of all life throws at me. No mean feat, what with 2 young children, 2 jobs, an Etsy Store, a home to run and life in general to organise!
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Oh my, I need one of these so badly. I currently have just been using notebooks, but this would make it so much easier and neater, Thank you!
Oh this is beautiful! I love a pretty planner me. I use a planner to keep myself on track although I go through periods of not using it, then I get flustered and stressed before I start using it again.
Make notes & lists & put them somewhere you will easily see them every day 🙂
I try to be organised with planners. I always have a calendar too. 🙂
Well this planner is just great because my tip for getting things done is kind of doing what this planner does. If I’m feeling overwhelmed I write out a list of things I need to do while I’m having breakfast and have different rows of today, tomorrow, this week.
A great diary with different parts for remember different things! A good list always helps too!
I love having a physical list and being able to tick things off as I go! I have been known to start the list with something I’ve already finished so it feels like I’ve achieved more!
Just write everything down and prioritise.
Lists lists lists! Every little tiny thing I need to do goes on my list for the day. I just love the satisfaction of ticking things off!
Post it notes…. Everywhere
Getting up at a consistent time and attempting to put a plan down at the start of the week
Always make lists!!
Keep a planner and a wall chart for the family!
Need a planner otherwise I forget !
Writing everything down its the only way
Buy a few concertina files and and keep all receipts, documents, warranties etc in order and lable appropriately.
Sort out post as soon as it arrives rather than putting it on a pile for later on – I am also an avid list maker so this would be a dream prize!!
Just tackle things little and often.
Im a big fan of To Do lists – always have a notebook on the table and write things down as they occur to me
Making sure I write down everything I want to get done and making a plan to achieve it in a reasonable time.
Make a note of things in a place where you constantly pass or look at
I use my diary on my phone to remind me to do things as I always have it on me
I leave post-it notes in places around the house to remind me to do things!
Always think ahead – know what you have to get done today, next week and next month.
Have a book with all the special dates you need to remember written in for each month and heck twice a month so you can buy , write and post cards in time.
Work out what meals you will have each day before you go shopping so you know exactly what you need to buy.
Write lists of things you need to do and check the lists every day – this book looks perfect to help with that!
Put everything away as soon as you can. This is one of the easiest ways to stay organized.
Have a planner!
This is a way better idea then scraps of spare paper I resort to at the moment.
Actually mine is writing everything down….so this comp is quite appropriate! X
Lists, lists and more lists!
I have a wall planner and make lots of lists. I love the clock pictogram, would probably waste my day colouring it in for different activties/tasks
Write a daily task list and tick things off when they are completed
Make a list every night for the next day
Keep a diary and lists. This would be ideal for keeping everything together.
I’m a big list writer and like to stick bright coloured post it notes on things as reminders! Would love to win this beautiful planner 🙂
writing things down helps
write lots and lots of lists!
Lists with absolutely everything!
mine is have what needs doing wrote down in different places so one in diary one on calendar etc
A Diary with lists
to clear up every evening
doing a little every day so you dont get piled up
Make lists and make a note of this on a calender.
Make lists & use post it notes x
Use an electronic calendar!
TO-DO lists are my go to!
Writing lists, putting important dates on the calendar
I find writing lists really useful. Whatever your method you need to make sure you put aside time every day or week to plan.
Definitely a planner & some motivation of my own!
For me, my fiancée reminds me of events, appointments etc. We do use a calander to assist memory, organisation etc. But I certainly could do with assistance, I do lists sometimes.
Have a paper and an electronic diary
I’ve writing on my hand really does help.
I have a notepad on the fridge that I write important stuff on so I don’t forget 🙂
i have a calender with plenty of room for each day have 4 kids! i keep my calender on the back of my downstairs loo door its the one place i can guarantee it will be read every day xxx
Once you are on top of it do little and often to keep on top of it
To do lists – although they never seem to get any smaller!
this would be great for days i forget appointment
Get up half an hour earlier each day and say that 6 times aday you are going to give yourself an extra 5 mins back to catch up on outstanding jobs or 30 mins slot somewhere else x
i write everything down x
Diary and keep it always handy
Listing things for the next day before you go to bed
Write everything down – making lists helps me.
Check the kitchen and bathroom cupboards for expired dates and get rid.
Keeping lists on your phone, you always have it handy to add something on so you don’t forget!
A to-do list that you constantly refer to.
I use the 2 minute rule -if it takes less the 2 mins do it straight away and then you stop things piling up.
I need to write everything down to be organized.
Write things down and create lists. It is the only way I remember things!
Lists for everything!
As somebody who has always been disorganised, I learned when planning our wedding and then the birth of our baby, that making lists and sticking to them is the only way to be completely organised.
I wish I knew, unorganised r us
Make a realistic to do list with your top 5 things you want to / need to do!
To do lists and colourful post it notes are a lifesaver
i write everything on my calander x
I have a whiteboard to write everything down on at home and a planner for when I am out
So Cute! I’m definitely a list maker and that’s how I stay organised! Nothing more satisfying that ticking everything ogg your list!
Lists, calendars, diaries and Post Its
Post It notes work best for me!
I use my white board to write important dates and things to do for the day, as its on the wall and easy to see. Also post it notes are handy fab giveaway thanks for the chance x
I try to stay organised by writing EVERYTHING down.
Then I end up losing all my notes and become even more confused 😉
Notes on my desktop and iPad homescreen
Put things away as you go and don’t be tempted to leave things in a heap for later. If you need better storage, invest in some.
I make lists, it’s the only way I can make myself get things done some days.
I wish I had one – I need all the help I can get!
Post it notes everywhere and a large chalk board in kitchen
Don’t overload yourself with tasks. Do a little every day. You can only do so much and if you have a massive list it will become overwhelming.
List everything you need to achieve in categories
Forward planning and lists! x
I write lots of reminders on post-its and to do lists
Handle any piece of paper ONCE. Either file it or deal with it, do not put it down on a pile, also waiting to be dealt with!
Like making lists
write everything down twice
Be disciplined and take time out to think and plan the next day’s activities
Lists! I couldn’t live without them, though I then have too many bits of paper flapping around!
I have a list that is for everything that I need to do which constantly gets updated, but then will write out the top few that need ding that day to prioritise things. It helps to not be so daunted by a massive list too. I find this works at both home and when I was working as a PA.
follow a plan
a good quality diary
I like to have a big calendar on the wall with clearly marked important dates to have things done by. It really helps give you a visual reminder of what you have to do for particular days.
make lists but not very organised so need this prize !
Make lots of lists and focus on one thing at a time – I should really take my advice!
Making lists and declutter!
My head works at 100 miles a minute – when i think of something that needs doing (anything from a bill needing paid to birthday card sent) i write it down there and then. So it might be that i have a list on my computer, on my phone, on the back of an envelope and on our calendar. I just need to remember to check those lists!!!!
Lists, lists, lists!
Making lists! It feels good to tick stuff off when you’ve done them
A planner, like this one coincidentally.
We rely on a shared Google calendar so we can both access from our phones and add reminders to – but sometimes you can’t beat writing things down, this planner looks great!
When you think of something that needs doing write it down and check your list regularly adding notes as the task progresses along with contact details and so on.
Don’t make your to do list too long
Keep a diary (or use the planner on your phone), AND use a calendar that everyone in the family can see. Make sure they tally up so everyone knows and can see what’s going on.
Not having children! Lol (Am expecting second child)
Lists lists & more lists, it’s the only way I get anything done.
Lists and more lists. Have dates and times to do things – and stick to it!!
I have post it notes and a calendar that must not be moved, or else no one knows what they are doing!!!
use the calendar on your phone, that way you can step up notification to remind you of things
Lists, lists and more lists
I write down things i have to do
I am inveterate list maker and aim to get about 80% completed. I don’t beat myself up for not getting everything done as it’s always tonnes more than if I don’t start out with a list in the first place!
Have a small diary and carry it in your bag at all times. Fill it in as you go. Always keep an eye on the next fortnight or so and what appointments etc are booked so you don’t have any last minute surprises.
I have a notepad app on my phone with shopping and to do lists on it
Lists, lists and more lists! On the fridge, in my diary and on my desk. If it’s not written down I forget it.
My tip is to spend 15 minutes every evening planning for the following day, I use a bullet journal but you could use a notebook a diary or a journal.
To not touch the laptop or go online before getting jobs done!
Have a calender and stick to a list
Lists, lists and more lists! There’s no greater satisfaction than ticking off a list!
I have so many to do lists on my phone – this book would be perfect for me
My tip for staying organised is to write everything down!
Tidying, sorting and filing, little and often!
Sort mail as soon as it arrives and file it straight away (or bin/shred it)
Have a plan and a routine and stick to it.
Lists lists and more lists
I don’t have one! I am really disorganised so could do with all the help I can get.
make lists and break tasks up into 15 minute chunks that cab easily divided up throughout the day
make lists and check off
Mine is to right my to do list before bed for the following day not only do I have my list I’ve also got all my thoughts onto paper and therefore have a better nights sleep!
If you haven’t used it for 6 months get rid of it, make lists to keep on track, use a file system for paperwork and documents x
Write things down, and check it every day
I use my Paperchase e-co notebook to make lists and put my own dates in but love the design of the giveaway, perfect organisation for me.
This is lovely! I need to be more organised.
Always have a to do list for the week and spend time filling in what you are doing on each day , i tend to compete with myself then to get the jobs done that are due at the end of the week done at the beginning so i can have some me time !!
Make ull use of diaries and planners otherwise I’ll never remember anything!
Write everything down, jobs at home to be done, appointments, things I keep forgetting to buy…….birthdays…
Write things down but in bite size pieces so you are not making too big challenge for yourself each time.
we have a board and my whole family contributes and looks at it to remind eachother. or more mum (me) keeps the organisation!
I make lists for everything
I reward myself for getting certain tasks done!!!
I like lists 🙂 and plans with lists lol
I make lists and tick them off when I am done
Post its and to-do lists, and stick to them!
I always try to organise paperwork as soon as it comes
into the house x
Get some storage boxes
write it down and plan well
Making lists and trying to score things off each night
I’m not that organised but a to do list of a sensible size helps me get stuff done!
Use your ‘spare minutes’ to get little tasks done i.e. while you’re waiting for the toast to pop up put in a load of washing or empty the dishwasher. Do mundane things when watching TV like folding the washing so you’re still productive even though it’s leisure time 🙂
Lists lists and more lists
Once you pick a piece of paper or something similar, deal with it there & then, either recycle or file
Do something when you remember to do it and don’t put it off.
Utilising sticky notes to make lists and put them somewhere that you look at first thing in the morning i.e. the mirror. 🙂
I like to file away all my important letters. A stylish notebook also helps me to stay organised!
I always find that writing lists helps, otherwise i would never remember anything x
At the moment I use a paper diary and write everything down that I need to do then tick off each thing once its done, I can’t get used to the organised apps on my phone