Staying Organized with More than an iPhone

Here’s a random fact about me that I bet you didn’t know: I’m one of those annoying people that has to write everything down, keep an agenda, and hates it when people say “let’s just wing it”. Seriously, it’s my biggest pet peeve and the cause of a lot of my stress. As you can imagine, I try to stay very organized so that I can have peace of mine. Throughout college (and now as a graduate), I regarded organization as my biggest asset. It truly is my life line and I’m going to share with you a few things I use to turn chaos into harmony using things that aren’t created by Apple!

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The first thing I use for organization is a filing folder, or several of them if needed. I love them for many reasons but mainly because they look neat and tidy sitting on my desk in a little stack. I put receipts, records, official government documents (think anything from the IRS), and other important paper items in them. Pro tip: If you hate it when things fall out of the sides, use paper clips to hold the sides closed.

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As a mature, responsible adult (just kidding), I like to keep track of what I spend and where in a little book so that I can refer back to it if I forgot what I bought. It’s also interesting to see your spending habits and what you spend money on. Most of my money I spend on cute clothes. I need to stop doing that.

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Finally, I keep an agenda. I update it daily with things that come up that need my attention. Quite often there’s something I’ll forget about that will be written in my agenda and I’m always glad that I wrote it down. I’ve definitely almost missed quite a few dentist and doctor appointments! I really like the Lilly Pulitzer agendas but I’ve heard the Kate Spade ones are great too. Even my mom has a Lilly though!

If anyone has used a Kate Spade planner, let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy Thursday!

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17 thoughts on “Staying Organized with More than an iPhone

  1. Pingback: Staying Organized with More than an iPhone | Desperate Bridesmaids

  2. All of these are so lovely! I’ve never heard of Lilly Pultizer before but my, what beautiful things they have!

  3. I write EVERYTHING down!! My friends laugh at me but I only remember things if I actually write them down. I can program it in my iPhone but it’s just not the same. I have journals and planners spilling out of my purse all the time lol!! Good to know I’m not the only one who believes in the power of the pen and pad! Good post!

  4. I’m super organized too – and I loveeee having an agenda. I love the Lilly ones and had them for several years but I found the MayDesigns agendas are way lighter that they bode better in my bag.

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