I work so hard at being organized, but I am just...not. My desk looks like the dump. And it is in the middle of our living room. Yikes!
When I can't see the bottom of the computer monitor from the mounds of stuff, it must be cleared off. I cleared it off the other day and found all kinds of hair clips from my daughter, a ruler, copy paper,miscellaneous copies, candy wrappers, an empty soda can, and the odd pair of Barbie panties. That is when I knew enough was enough. It is one thing to find your own panties, but some one else's? Just kidding. I keep my underpants upstairs!
A goal of mine has been to get my blogging and product ideas organized. I have bought all kinds of planners and printed out sheets and made a binder and bought notebooks...and nothing worked. So, I peeked over the pile of junk on my desk and created this masterpiece! I am so excited!
I made my own blog planner, and tailored it just for ME! Yahoo! I used my laminator for the cover and my hubby used his binding comb machine from college (which cracks me up that he HAS a binding machine from college!) and put it together for me.
The first page has passwords and a reminder checklist for my TpT products. I always forget a few random steps, so I hope this helps jog my memory.
The next two page spread I designed just for me and my terrible memory.
On the right side is a monthly calendar. I can write my ideas for blog posts in each day to make a plan for the month. The little check boxes are exactly what I wanted!! The FB check box is for when I schedule a post on FB, I can tick off the box to see when I schedule posts. I try to sit down and schedule many posts out ahead of time. The BP check box is for me to check off when I actually write the blog post and schedule it- basically a reminder that I actually posted it and not just planned to!
The left side of the page has a place to remind myself of the giveaways I am participating in, a place to check off that I promoted it, and sent the prize to the winner...without that follow up email. Opps! I included another box for linky party info and a check box to tick off that I actually scheduled the post. I also have space for notes and a large to do list area.
After each monthly page spread I have a blank page for sketches and a lined page for notes. My idea is to do a lot of my planning for my TpT products on these pages.
It just makes me so happy! I only made until December...because my track record isn't so hot with these kinds of things!! Notice the whole thing is blank...that is because I am afraid to write in it! LOL!
So how do you stay organized?
PS- Did you see my latest offer on Facebook? help a teacher fill her Donor's Choose product and I will match your donation in free products (until the project is completed)! You can read about it here!