I'm curious: how do you stay organized?
Not quite sure I would classify myself as a neat freak (at least not out loud...ha!) but I'm huge on organizing and having little places for everything and prioritizing. I love having little boxes and bins and folders for things. In bright colors if possible :) And of course you already know my love for journals. And planning! Parties, photo shoots, outings with friends, vacations, short weekend jaunts, you name it. I started thinking about my summer picnic with friends a la Kinfolk Magazine back in December! I have my list of recipes (still tweaking) written out in a recipe journal, and have been putting together ideas of how to lay out the decor and whether to make little invites for the guests. It should know it's just a casual party, but the thrill and joy of planning, coordinating and organizing something in a unique way just makes me happy.
And it started me thinking about some of the ways people organize and how to make the To Do lists of our days a
little lot less daunting. Here are some of my daily practices.
Make To Do Lists
I like writing my lists in colorful ink. At work I use the Uni Ball fine pen in hot pink! It helps make the list look a bit more fun and approachable. But these other pens and pencils are also some favorites.
These pens by One Fine Dae are great for planning out life's chores with a little whimsy and color
(This particular set is sold out, but another cute set is available on her Etsy store)
Jotting It Down
It's all about aesthetics here. I love to use bright notebooks with cool prints. Makes me actually want to open my notebook during meetings and take notes :) These from designer Julia Kostreva would make great gifts, too.
I'm sure there are other techniques, but out of fear of sounding like a super nerd I'm going to defer to you and ask what are some of your tips for staying organized?