.01 Wash and Clean
Regardless of how much we hate doing the laundry, we all need clean clothes and undergarment that doesn't smell like expired cheese. Majority of my clothes are made from fabric that requires 'gentle care', meaning 'hand washing' and no time for coffee Sunday. Cleaning out the living area can be dreadful at times however an organized space allows room for creativity and magic sprinkles.
.02 Plan two weeks ahead of time
This would take up most of the month. Business trips (don't forget to book a taxi!!), appointments, meetings (venue + time), take note of upcoming projects (details + deadline) and if you are blogger ninja by night like me, yes, schedule that as well. Put a remark for events that are uncertain/unconfirmed because it could turn out to be something you need to spare time for. Also, take note of replenishment dates of your beauty supplies. Splitting last dollop of Oskia Renessaince Cleansing Gel into a week's use? I've been there.
.03 Take note of important dates
Every month, I put down dates that must be remembered. Family plans, birthdays, anniversary, movie dates, facial and coffee sesh and due dates for bank related stuff too! Insurance, taxes, credit card bills yadah yadah. Hey lady, don't forget menses? Need to be prepared and also know how much more to spend on food that week, am I right. One habit I have is to jot down eta of all parcels once the order is placed and also mummy related events/dates that she could forget. When she dyed her hair? When is the next mani session? When to settle her finances?
.04 Daily/Weekly To-Do-List
Pen down what you wish to accomplish in a day/week. I'd go for a maximum of 3 tasks per day unless I'm catching a flight in 24 hours with luggage unpacked, 10 blog articles pending, emails unsent and legs unshaved. Keep them realistic, achievable and as precise as possible.
Grab a snack, sip on some tea and take a deep breath. You've done well so far! Feel free to celebrate with a cheese burger and a bottle of beer. I mean vegetarian cheese burger and two bottles of beer. Oh such a grown up.
There is no spell for a lifetime smooth sail. No matter how much we try to stay organized, things do go out of hand sometimes. It's about striking a balance between planning to perfection and planning for success. Have a big picture of what we want to achieve, organize what's in our hands, eat up those cookie crumble and leave room for those beyond our control (:
Hope you found something useful. Let us know how you stay organized!! x