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Arya8 October 14th, 2013 1:07pm

Do you have any organization tips to share with others?

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EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/16/13 3:59 pm

If you saw my locker, you wouldn't want organizational tips from me.

lyyved Virginia
10/14/13 1:08 pm

I keep a running grocery list on my phone and shop on Tuesday- local store gives discount.
I do all my laundry on Saturday night (I work Tues-Sat so Sat is my Friday. While doing that I water plants, clean out my purse/file receipts, pay bills.

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lyyved Virginia
10/14/13 1:12 pm

I have clear drawers for clothes in my closet, labeled with things like "Sweatshirts" and "Everyday Teeshirts". Makes putting clothes away very quick.

For work I just buy matching black socks so don't have to match them. Just bought 10 new pairs.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/14/13 8:34 am

Sticky notes. Lots and lots of sticky notes.

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WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/14/13 8:22 am

Wright it down. Don't depend on your memory or that you'll be there forever.

Arya8
10/14/13 8:58 am

Yeah I have to write everything down. I will forget it otherwise.

WillametteKevin Mossopolis
10/14/13 9:00 am

Agreed. Sadly, if I don't write it down fas, I'll forget what I had to write down.

HayleyS looking up.
10/14/13 7:56 am

Never listen to a thing I say regarding organization lol

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Arya8
10/14/13 7:45 am

Lots of people dislike organization :)

chickencookie It really is
10/14/13 7:01 am

Stay away from SOH app. Its the only way you will accomplish anything else in your life.

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skacey best poll is evenly split
10/14/13 6:55 am

A days work in a days time. Never leave e-mail unread and all e-mail should fall into one of these categories:
1. FYI - no action needed by you - read and file/delete immediately
2. Quick response (1 or 2 lines max) - respond then file/delete

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skacey best poll is evenly split
10/14/13 6:56 am

3. Long response required - pick up the phone and call - file/delete
4. Research required - add to your to do list then file/delete

Arya8
10/14/13 7:44 am

Good one! I do similar things with both email and mail, as well as anything else that comes into the house.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/14/13 6:52 am

You sound like you do this already but I keep a notebook in my purse that has a list of everything I need to do that day. If it does not get finished that day it gets put on the list for the next day.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/14/13 6:18 am

Reanna's are great - I have just one / hire an assistant

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Arya8
10/14/13 6:18 am

Would love to do that! Haha. :)

Arya8
10/14/13 6:13 am

Now I'm sure there's something I haven't thought of, so I'm hoping someone has a good tip. :)

Arya8
10/14/13 6:09 am

Between college, a household to run, work (luckily not much at all), and a 3 year old daughter, I have a lot on my plate so staying organized is a must.

Here's mine:
1) I use my calendar app on my phone to keep track of all I need to do, like ...

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Arya8
10/14/13 6:10 am

... Bills, assignments, errands, appointments.
2) I make a menu for dinner each week and a grocery list based on that.
3) I have a cleaning "schedule" where I do a bit of cleaning each day, every day but Sunday.
4) I have a to do list for school by

Arya8
10/14/13 6:12 am

due date of assignments and tests.
5) I schedule homework and study time. Easy because I'm home with my daughter 5 days of the week and I can really only do it during her afternoon quiet time or when she is in bed.
6) I pay upcoming bills every week.