With a new year starting to roll around, it's about time we start getting ourselves organized. I've always been an organized person (except my room when I'm trying to find an outfit!) When it starts getting closer to fall, I will also make a post of transitions you can do to turn yourself from "summer mode" to "fall mode." Below are my best tips on how you can stay organized and remember what you have to get done.
- Invest in a planner or a calendar. It sounds lame, I know. I'm sure you were told this ever since you got your first one in elementary/middle school. But it's definitely an easy way to stay organized. I always feel like I have my life together when I have a calendar. Plus, you can get super cute ones! The one above I bought at Target (I'm still obsessed with chevron print!) I keep one at my house and one in my purse.
- Use sticky notes. These are a simple, cheap way of how to remember things. I put them on my steering wheel in my car when I need to pick or drop something off. I put them on my cheer bag if I need to bring something specific to practice. I put them on my bathroom mirror if I need a little reminder. They're super easy and take a minute to fill out.
- Make to-do lists. This is also a common one that you've probably heard of. In the picture above, the planner I bought has three columns on the right labeled "to-do, call, buy." This is going to be a huge help for me because it keeps a list of everything I have to do in a month's time (especially because I'll be applying to colleges soon!)
- Set reminders on your phone. This isn't a good one for me (I'm quick to snooze every alarm, reminder, or dismiss anything with a loud beeping noise- especially in public places!) but I have many friends that do it and it works for them.
- Make labels. I do a ton of different DIY beauty scrubs and they all happen to be in mason jar containers that look the exact same. Making labels definitely helps me keep me away from using the wrong product (chalkboard paint ones look super cute too!)
- Take it day by day. I like to make a list on Sunday's that plans out my week and what I need to get done each individual day.