Top tips for keeping organised

Friday, 24 March 2017




I need a lot of organisation in my life, whether it's to do with blogging, uni work or just life in general. I need to know what's happening, when it's happening, when it needs to be done by and everything else in between. In that sense, I am the least laid back person ever, but it works out alright. I thought I'd round up for you my top tips for keeping organised, they seem to work out for me!



Write things down
Whenever I have an idea, usually for a blog post, but sometimes just something I need to remember to pick up from the shop, or if I find a good book to reference from, I write it down. Too many times I've thought my memory is good enough to remember it when I get home, but guess what? It's not. Often I don't have a pen and paper with me, so I use the handy little Notes app on my iPhone to remember whatever it is.

Use a weekly planner
Last year, using a weekly planner transformed my life. The idea of a weekly desk plan is that it sits on your desk and you can write down what you're doing each day. While I'm at uni I like to write down all my lectures and netball trainings, and work out what I can do in between. It's so helpful having something visual to look, and knowing what your plan is for the full week ahead.

Have a diary
The weekly planner is useful, but I also like to keep a diary. A diary is more useful for long term things, like appointments and future deadlines. It's handy to write down important dates that you know otherwise you'd forget!

Set alarms
Sometimes when you've got a manic day, you've gotta get up early! Set an alarm, sacrifice that lie in and maybe you'll get everything done in time that you can sneak a nap in somewhere too. If you've got lots of things to do, maybe set an alarm to get each done by too.

Organise your space
Having an organised deskspace, and room in general makes life so much easier! Keep everything in labelled folders so you're not frantically trying to find files later on.


Lucy x

11 comments :

  1. Getting up a little earlier is a life saver, I'm just not very good at doing it haha! x

    Tiffany Tales – Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. I feel I'm pretty good at most of these things but omg I am so useless at getting up early!! I will try though! Emily x

    Emily-Alice.co.uk

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  3. I'm also a huge fan of organising! And I love having myself surrounded by to-do lists and notebooks! That weekly planner looks like a good idea, maybe I'll add that to my collection :D

    Love, Sophia xx | http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

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  4. Planners and lists are always helpful when it comes to staying organised.

    Marilyn | www.marilynnassar.wordpress.com/
    Bloglovin' | www.bloglovin.com/blogs/marilyn-nassar-14771537

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  5. Love all the stationery :)

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

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  6. I literally have everything I need on my iPad and my iPhone, I am far too dependant on them, god knows what I would do without them at this stage!

    Danielle x
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  7. I need to write everything down, I honestly forget what I have to do otherwise - even the smallest tasks! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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  8. Great tips - I'm awful at keeping organised, I just sort of go with it which isn't always good, I definitely need to start writing to do lists!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  9. Haha we're so alike in this regard Lucy. My notes app is filled with different ideas and reminders. Organising my space also helps improve my productivity.
    Thanks for the tips! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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  10. Now this was a useful post! Thanks so much for the top tips!

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  11. I'm all for being organised, I'm such a list person! :)
    Much love
    Freya
    x
    FreyaFarrington"www.freyafarrington.com"

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