Do you have Post-its everywhere? Are you a "back of an envelope" kind of note-taker?
If you are looking to get your paper organized, one key place to start is to record all notes and to-dos IN ONE PLACE. If you shy away from smartphone apps that promise to do this or just prefer paper, check out FocusNotes. They have various sizes to choose from but I recommend selecting a size that will fit in your purse, briefcase, or backpack easily so you can TAKE IT EVERYWHERE YOU GO.
The format of each page reminds you to date your notes and provides a "cue column" where you can later jot down action items or summarize the important information. It provides structure and flexibility to help you get your notes organized.
Plastic food containers overwhelm many of my clients' cupboards. Can you relate to the photo on the top?
It might be time to replace the mess with a nice, neat, stacking set. When you get the new set home, you may be tempted to keep the old set, "just in case." We all tend to overestimate how many containers we need. Remember, you will only be using a handful of them at any given time. If you find yourself low on containers, check the fridge for old leftovers, dump the junk, wash, and....voila!
Elizabeth Bremer, CPO®