4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized
Happy Thursday everyone! What a week it has been! I’m rushing spring to get here and have been spring cleaning all week! I set out on a mission to organize all of our closets and drawers and finished up with that today! One of my items on my bucket list for 2020 was to prioritize my time better and by doing that, I have been making a “To Do” list. What a difference it has made in what I’m able to accomplish. I even made my spring wreath earlier this year and put it on the front door today! I’ll post about that later :-).
One of the items on my 2020 bucket list was to complete my cookbook and by doing that, I will be blogging Monday, Wednesday, and Friday instead of every day. I want to keep producing quality content but also give you a breather in between to catch up. Everyone is so busy and sometimes we don’t have time to sit and read someone’s blog. I will finish out this week with blog posts but effective Monday, I will be sending out my Doses of Cuteness three days a week instead of five. As I always say, if you have any suggestions or topics you would like me blog about, feel free to contact me!
There are so many templates and “how to’s” out there on how to organize but my system is pretty simple.
Maggie rocking my cross necklace and Jake just being bad!
I was spring cleaning my dressing room today and put a necklace on Maggie to see what she would do. She loved it! She sat there with this heavy necklace on letting me take pictures but as soon as her brother came it, our little photo shoot was over. As you can see by Jake’s photo below. LOL!
My little chocolate chunk being bad to the bone 🙂
Step 1 – I absolutely love pretty note paper and a good pen. I go to TJMaxx and buy a few notepads like the one I’m showing in this post. They are only $2.99! I love these notebooks because they have magnets on the back. I stick one on the refrigerator and use it to write down any household items we need. You can’t always remember everything and writing it down as soon as you realize you need it, really helps when you go to the store. The paper fits nicely in my purse and wallet and isn’t big and bulky when I’m checking off my list of items at the store.
Step 2 – I use another note pad like this and write down everything that needs done at the house but I do not put a time limit on the items. I organize by each room and jot down everything that comes to mind. For example: we are going to seal our garage floors sometime this summer so that is on the list under “Garage” / Seal Floor. I don’t have a name for it but most people would call it a “Master List” and I place mine next to the “Household Items” notebook on the side of the refrigerator. I make changes to it as the days and weeks roll on.
Step 3 – I create my “Weekly List” to include more time consuming tasks like going to the grocery store. I have realized that traffic has gotten worse in our area and Thursday’s in the AM are a better time to grocery shop and run errands. I also include any appointments that we have scheduled for us and the dogs.
Step 4 – I create my “Daily List” every morning jotting down all that I need to accomplish in that day. If something rolls over, then that is first on my list for the following day. I keep this list on the counter either in the kitchen or in the office and check tasks off as I go.
I don’t have grids or worksheets. I simply buy a notepad that I like and start jotting down action items that need done. At the end of the day, I feel better about myself and I feel organized. If you are person who thrives on organization, this might be something that would work for you. I feel happier knowing I’m accomplishing something even if it is a small task.
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