MY TOP TEN ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS

MY TOP TEN ORGANIZATIONAL TOOLS

 


 

#1   NOTEPAD {ALL SORTS COME IN HANDY}


 


TAKE NOTES PENCILnotepad

JOT DOWN YOUR TO DO LIST EVERYDAY WITH THE DATE!  AT THE END OF THE DAY CHECK OFF WHAT YOU GOT DONE.  THEN CARRY OVER THE UNDONE TO THE FOLLOWING DAY!  I WRITE UP MY TO DO LIST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND I ALWAYS TRY TO GET IT COMPLETELY DONE BY THE END OF THE WEEK!  ANOTHER GOOD THING TO DO IS TO TRANSFER THE IMPORTANT STUFF TO YOUR APPOINTMENT BOOK, EITHER IN THE {NOTES} SECTION OR PICK DATES TO GET YOUR STUFF DONE!

 

|Make sure to remember everything and write it down!|

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{MEAL PLANNING AND GROCERY SHOPPING CAN BE MADE EASY AND A WHOLE LOT MORE ORDERLY WITH THE HELP OF A WEEKLY MEAL PLANNING NOTEPAD AND A GROCERY LIST NOTEPAD!}

 

WEEKLY MEAL PLANNING

 

notepad meal planning weekynotepad grocery list                                                                   GROCERY LIST NOTEPAD


#2  CALENDAR {KEEP ONE AT YOUR DESK AND ONE IN THE KITCHEN}


 

CALENDAR 2016

ADDRESS BOOKcalendar 2016 1

 

KEEP A CALENDAR IN YOUR OFFICE/DESK AREA, AND ONE IN YOUR KITCHEN.  I USE A FREE CALENDAR APP ON MY LAPTOP THAT REALLY HELPS ME STAY ON TRACK ALSO.  USE HIGHLIGHTERS FOR DIFFERENT EVENTS (LIKE YELLOW FOR WORK, BLUE FOR DR APPOINTMENTS, PURPLE FOR PROJECTS, ORANGE FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND YOU GET THE IDEA!).  I CANNOT KEEP ANYTHING IN ORDER WITHOUT A CALENDAR!  I CHECK MINE DAILY AND ALWAYS LOOK AHEAD TO THE FOLLOWING WEEK!  EVERY SUNDAY EVENING (PICK WHICH EVER DAY SUITS YOU) I GO OVER MY ENTIRE SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!  SO THE FOLLOWING WEEK IS IMPORTANT BUT THE WEEK AFTER THAT MUST BE IN ORDER ALSO, THIS WAY I AM NOT SCRAMBLING WHEN I GET THERE. 

{CUSTOMIZE YOUR CALENDARS!}

CUSTOM PHOTO WALL CALENDAR  &  A CUSTOM CHALK CALENDAR


CUSTOM CALENDARSCHALK CALENDAR

 

{FAMILY CALENDAR PLANNERS ALWAYS WORK WELL ESPECIALLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WEEKLY GROCERY LIST AND WEEKLY MEAL PLANNING NOTEPADS!}

PLANNER FOR MOMSPLANNER DO IT ALL

 




|KITCHEN CALENDARS|

 

Today’s Menu 2016 Wall Calendar

Today's Menu 2016 Wall Calendar

 

 Art of the Bistro Deluxe Wall Calendar

 

 

{DESK TOP CALENDARS ARE ESSENTIAL}

 

Nautical Perpetual Weekly Desk Pad

Nautical Perpetual Weekly Desk Pad

Vivid Perpetual Weekly Desk Pad

Vivid Perpetual Weekly Desk Pad

Posh Indigo Desk Pad

 Posh Indigo 2016 Desk Pad


 

 {STAND ALONE DESK OR BEDSIDE CALENDAR}

Paris in Art 2016 Desk Calendar

Paris in Art Desk Calendar

 

 

 Vintage Maps 2016 Desk Calendar

 


 



 

COFFEE INSPIRED

coffee cup

Coffee and Tea 2016 Mini Wall CalendarCoffee and Tea 2016 Mini Wall Calendar

Coffee and Tea 2016 Mini Wall Calendar

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee 2016 Wall Calendar

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

BEST ORGANIZATIONAL CALENDARS

 

 

 


 #3  STICKY NOTES


 

 

sticky notes with notes

STICKY NOTES CAN BE A LIFE SAVER!  I KNOW I KNOW YOU DON’T THINK YOU NEED TO START USING EM’ YET!  YOUR MEMORY IS JUST FINE AND THEY MAKE A MESS ALL OVER THE PLACE!  FIRST OF ALL HAVE YOU EVER MISSED AN APPOINTMENT EVEN THOUGH YOU HAD IT IN THE CALENDAR OR WAS RUSHING CAUSE YOU REMEMBERED IT LAST MINUTE?  THEN YOU COULD YOU USE A STICKY NOTE NOW AND THEN!  AND THE MESS, YOU TEAR THEM DOWN AT NIGHT AND START OVER TOMORROW MORNING!  I CAN’T TELL YOU THE COUNTLESS STUFF I’VE GOTTEN DONE THANKS TO STICKY NOTES!  I STICK THEM ON THE FRIG, MY CAR DASH BOARD, MY COMPUTER OR DESK, EVEN MY CALENDAR IF I NEED TO ADD A NOTE TO A SPECIFIC DATE.

Plain ole’ Post-it notes work just fine, but if you want to add a little style to your message or reminder then you could do something like these!  Custom prints and text is pretty cool too!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE MORE. . .

sticky note fun

 


#4  ERASER BOARD OR CHALKBOARD {ROUTINE CHECKLIST}


 

 

eraser board with checklist

USING AN ERASER BOARD FOR ME HAS BEEN LIFE CHANGING!  THINGS CHANGE ALL THE TIME AND I CAN EASILY ERASE AND START OVER OR CATEGORIZE MY CHECKLIST!  USE AN ERASER OR CHALK BOARD FOR APPOINTMENTS, EVENTS (SCHOOL, SPORTS, EVERYDAY STUFF), WORK ORDERS, PROJECTS AND PROGRESS!  ERASER BOARDS ARE THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO QUICKLY GET YOUR DAY OR WEEK STARTED BY JOTTING DOWN A BLUEPRINT.  A PLAN OF ACTION IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET GOING TOWARDS YOUR GOAL!  YOU CAN USE DIFFERENT COLORED MARKERS FOR THIS ALSO, WHICH HELPS ME TREMENDOUSLY TO COORDINATE APPOINTMENTS, EVENTS, PROJECTS, & WORK!   

 

|These are cheap ways of really making a big change in your time management|

 Go ahead and take a look for yourself click on any image or highlighted text, you may find something that better fits your style!

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|TAKE A LOOK AT THESE MULTI FUNCTIONAL CHALKBOARDS|

chalkboard wall organizerchalkboard home command center


KITCHEN CHALKBOARD

REMOVABLE WALL ART

CHALKBOARD MENU

CHALK THAT HELPS YOU STAY ORGANIZED

Sort It Out Chalkboard Weekly Organizer

Sort It Out Chalkboard Weekly Organizer

Hampton Art “Mix The Media Antique Metal Hangers 5.75″” 2/Pkg-W/2 Clips & Label Holder”

 MAKE YOUR MESSAGE PRETTY WITH CHALK BOARD STENCILS

by Martha Stewart

 

 

CHALK PAINT & STENCILS FOR A PERSONALIZED DESIGN ON ANY POROUS SURFACE!

~You can use these to make some awesome labels!


DRY ERASE BOARD

{and magnet boards}

ERASER BOARD MAGNET BOARD

DRY ERASE CALENDAR

eraser board calendar

DRY ERASE & CHALK BOARD TOGETHER  ~ PLUS IT IS MAGNETIC

 


 

#5  ALARM CLOCK {INCLUDING A TIMER}


 

 

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ALARM CLOCKS ARE A NECESSITY, UNLESS YOU’VE TRAINED YOURSELF TO GET UP AT THE RIGHT TIME!  YOU’DE THINK THAT’S ALL THEY ARE GOOD FOR IS WAKING YOU UP ON TIME, BUT THEY ARE MORE USEFUL THEN JUST THAT!   USING IT AS A TIMER (USEFUL FOR ASSIGNING AN AMOUNT OF TIME TO A JOB.  SOME ALARM CLOCKS HAVE MESSAGE BOARDS THAT LIGHT UP WITH A MESSAGE WHEN THE ALARM GOES OFF!  OR USE A WRISTBAND WITH DAILY ALARM REMINDERS (THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE ANNOYING ALARMS, MANY NEWER DESK OR WRISTBAND VERSIONS COME WITH DIFFERENT SOUND CHOICES.  I WOULD DEFINITELY PUT AN ALARM CLOCK IN YOUR OFFICE SPACE, ONE ON YOUR BED STAND, ONE FOR YOUR WRIST OR IN YOUR PURSE, AND MAYBE ONE IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM (I LIKE TO TIME MY LAUNDRY TIME).  ANY ALARM CLOCK/RADIO WITH AN IPAD OR IPHONE HOOK UP IS AWESOME!  THIS WAY YOU CAN LISTEN TO MUSIC OR YOUR FAVORITE TALK RADIO (I LOVE DAVE RAMSEY) AS YOU ORGANIZE AND CLEAN!   I USE MY PHONE ALARM OFTEN AND THE CALENDAR, BUT FOR A LONG TIME I JUST DIDN’T ASSOCIATE MY PHONE WITH APPOINTMENTS AND SO ON, BUT ONCE I GOT THE HANG OF IT, I DON’T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT IT!)  YOU WON’T JUST SEEM ORGANIZED AND ON TOP OF THINGS YOU WILL BE!

Radio Alarm Clock Stereo Speaker System for iPod, iPhone (White) L15 watch alarm clock message board alarm clock green backlight

 


 

#6  STORAGE


 

 

 

STORAGE

STORAGE IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST NECESSITY IN ORDER TO KEEP ORDER IN A HOME.  IT GIVES YOUR THINGS A HOME.  YOU SAVE TIME AND EFFORT WHEN LOOKING FOR THINGS AND IT MAKES FOR EASY CLEAN UP.  DECORATIVE STORAGE IS BOTH USEFUL AND ATTRACTIVE.  KEEPING THINGS STORED WILL KEEP YOUR HOUSE CLEANED UP AND ORGANIZED.  IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN A MESSY HOUSE, IT IS MORE THEN LIKELY YOU DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE STORAGE FOR ALL YOUR THINGS.  

2 Piece Square Chalkboard Storage Crate with Side Handles

3 Piece Rural and Arty Wood Storage Crate Set

V-Woven Rush Grass Storage Box

Wooden Crate – Set of 3

{Wooden crates are good for book shelves and easy to stick a label on and you’ve got yourself inexpensive & appealing storage decor}

 

Wooden Crate - Set of 3

Wooden Storage Bin with Chalkboard Front

Wooden Storage Bin with Chalkboard Front

 

 Baldwin Burlap Box – Set of 3

 Baldwin Burlap Box - Set of 3


#7 LABELS

 


 

LABELS

USE LABELS TO STAY FASHIONABLY ORGANIZED.  LABELS ADD MEANING TO WHATEVER YOU STICK IT ON 🙂  THEY LOOK GREAT AND REALLY ARE HELPFUL!  THEY MAKE FINDING THINGS MUCH SIMPLER!  USE THEM IN YOUR KITCHEN, IN YOUR LAUNDRY, BATHROOM, OFFICE AREA, (USE THEM EVERYWHERE)!  I REALLY LIKE LABELS, THEY CLEAN UP A CLOSET, PANTRY, AND REFRIGERATOR IN A HEART BEAT!

 

LABEL ANYTHINGLABELS CHALK

CHALK TAG PADS

 

DRY ERASE SHEETS TO CREATE LABELS

 

ANOTHER FANTASTIC ADDITION TO THE PAINT WORLD IS HIGH GLOSS DRY ERASE PAINT

 

 

Sizzix Framelits Dies – Royal Labels –

 

 


 

#8  FILE CABINET


 

 

 

FILE CABINET

 

1               Princeton Lateral File Cabinet for Home Office in Espresso

2Princeton Mobile File Cabinet for Home Office in White           3kathy ireland Office - Volcano Dusk Stand-Alone File Cabinet

4Sauder - Harbor View Lateral File in Antique White Finish                              5Facil 5 Drawer Small Flat File in Light Gray                            6Sauder - Harbor View Lateral File in Antique Paint Finish

7Bush Business Furniture - Three-Drawer Rolling File Cabinet in Slate - Series A

  

1.  Princeton Lateral File Cabinet for Home Office in Espresso

2.  Princeton Mobile File Cabinet for Home Office in White

3.  Volcano Dusk Stand-Alone File Cabinet

4.  Harbor View Lateral File in Antique White Finish

5.  Facil 5 Drawer Small Flat File in Light Gray

6.  Harbor View Lateral File in Antique Paint Finish

7.  Three-Drawer Rolling File Cabinet in Slate – Series A

 

 


 

#9  MOUNTED MAIL ORGANIZER/KEY HOLDER


 

MOUNTED WALL ORGANIZERS ARE NOT A NECESSITY BUT THEY DO ADD A DE CLUTTER BENEFIT AND ARE A GREAT DECOR IN YOUR HOME!  THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT VARIATIONS WITH MULTI FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE LIKE : A CLOCK AND SLOTS FOR MAIL AND SUCH, BOOK SHELF SLASH CUBBIES FOR OFFICE SUPPLIES, CHALK BOARD AND BASKET, AND WIRE RACKS ARE JUST CUTE AND USEFUL!

Strada Wall Organizer with Clock12 Compartment Adjustable Literature Organizer in Gray FinishMail Organizer Shelf Small Mail Organizer Mesh Design in Gray

 

 


 

#10  WASTEBASKETS


 

 

TRASHCAN

PUT A WASTE BASKET IN EVERY ROOM (YOU MAY NOT THINK THAT YA’LL NEED IT IN THE LIVING ROOM, YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE).  IT MAKES LIFE A LITTLE EASIER TO HAVE BASKET FOR TRASH NEAR BY EVERY TIME.  YOU CAN FIND A WASTE BASKET TO MATCH THE AREA – LIKE ONE FOR THE BATHROOM, OR OFFICE, OR BEDROOM.  AND KEEP ONE IN YOUR CAR!

LIVING ROOM & BEDROOM

Home Tahoe Square Wastebasket

HAND HAMMERED COPPER WASTE

LAUNDRY & ENTRY WAY

LAUNDRY WASTE BINentry room wastebasketbathroom waste can

KITCHEN

SWING OUT SLIDE OUT WASTE AND RECYCLING BINS LIDS

BATHROOM

WASTE PAPER BASKET STAINLESSbathroom can

 

CLEAN HOUSE 1

 



 

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