Wednesday, September 26, 2007

E is for EVERYTHING



Talk to every man, woman and some children and you will hear the same thing, "I just can not do everything!" Man, we do try don't we?

For me EVERYTHING is caring for my children, my husband and my home while getting Modern June going strong. A few weeks ago I had my annual "I don't want to homeschool any more pity party". Don was funny his first response was if you still feel this way in 2 weeks we will see what we can do about it. Damn that man knows me so well!

I sat around the picnic table at the playground telling the other moms that I just don't know how to do it all. And do it all well. I really have this ideal that it ALL can be done, some how.

So after my annual fall pity party I pick myself up off the bed and get to organizing our lives. This year I have to say I have had some professional help, Suzanne from Let's talk organizing has some great tips on her podcast and her blog!

Suzanne has taught me that I am a visual organizer. For example that palm pilot that I purchased a few months ago is useless to me! I can't use a palm pilot because it is out of sight out of mind. Also I can not write stuff down in a notebook and ever expect to look at it ever again, I need it all in my face. And that is exactly what I have done.

What is working well for me is "The door". I love the door. And I love my post it notes! The door does all my thinking for me! I know what to do and when to do it, I am loving the door. Except on little thing I can not take it with me.

Check out Suzanne's podcast dedicated to the post it note and it's many uses!





5 comments:

DonsSword said...

Don't forget to use the "extra sticky" Post-It Notes, otherwise, they all fall off in a week :-)

DonsSword said...

Saw this thought of u:
http://lifehacker.com/software/celebrity-workspace/tina-fey-organizes-with-post+its-304441.php

Suzanne said...

oh my gosh! I am so in love with your door you have no idea! You must tell me how you have it categorized and what everything means!!!! This is INCREDIBLE!!!

Marcia said...

Hi

Also visiting from Suzanne's...

I also love post-its so am interested in your system! Here's when I posted on it:
http://organisingtips.blogspot.com/2007/08/my-favourite-organising-tools-3-post-it.html

Nice to meet you!

Organising queen and
Marcia's take charge blog

lynn said...

I thought Bee could use a palm pilot, but we both agreed he'd just lose it. He's very visual too. His desk is a mess, but everything he needs is out where he can see it, which is what matters most to him.

I hope your new system works out well for you!