Welcome back to week two of Cathleen and my Bloggers Go Back to School Linkup!As always, if you haven’t heard all the buzz about it and still want to get involved,shoot me an emailand I will be MORE than happy to get you situated and able to participate for the remaining three weeks of the linkup. Also, just like last week, we will be hosting a#BloggerBlab Twitter Chatwith the theme of BTS organization, just like the theme of this week’s posts.
Now, on to this week’s topic:organization. I like to consider myself a pretty organized person (except for the pile of clothes on my floor right now. I swear I’m usually much neater). Staying on top of everything during the school year can be a challenge (>
It is no secret. I love desks. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them. Cathleen and I made an entire week of our linkup about them (get excited for next week!). Not only can they be super chic and total #housegoals, but they are also super functional. This probably sounds super dumb. Of course desks are functional, thats what they are here for. Well, yes, but how many nights have you found yourself lying on your bed doing homework?
If you strategically organize your desk, you are bound for success.I’ll be sharing some pictures of my desk next week, so stay tuned. For now, I’ll just describe some of the ways having an organized desk helps me I post a monthly calendar (in addition to my planner) on mybulletinboard with important duedates for school so I can have an at-a-glance view of my month. I also keep all my textbooks (covered in solid-colored wrapping paper) on the shelf above my desk for easy access. I keep a blank notebook, filler paper, a binder hole punch, extra dividers and some spare folders in a drawer to replenish school supplies as I need them. I keep all the essentials on my desktop so they’re at hand while I’m working: pens, pencils, highlighters, a stapler, a lamp… you know the drill (plus I have to savesomethingfor next week’s post! 😉 ). Also, a good chair is key. If you’re all comfy and situated, you are bound to be more productive!
Having all my school essentials at hand makes my homework process a lot more focussed and successful. There are nights where I end up writing a paper with my laptop on my bed. I always feel so tired and unproductive… But on nights where I’m at my desk I feel focused, organized and successful.
I have quite the post lineup about agendas (seeherehere). I have also contributed to multiple posts about agendas (seeherehere). I also talk about my agenda all the time. Bloggers are stereotypically obsessed with their agendas, and rightfully so. Who doesn’t want a cute, compact space to organize life’s events?!
No matter what kind of agenda you have, how you use it (for school, work, appointments etc.),color-coding is a must.Everyone from #BloggerBlab last week knows just how much I love color-coding because I made up “color-coded pens” but seriously, color-coding is life. I assign one color to each of my >
I am alsoall about post-its. I use them to remind myself of important things that must be done for certain days, as bookmarks, to write any last minute reminders and to-dos in my agenda. I also am ordering somefun stickersto spice up my agenda but also mark special days like parties, birthdays, vacations etc.Washi tapeis also amazing. Whether you’re highlighting a special week out of the month, want to highlight something to make it stand out or just decorate your agenda pages… Washi tape is the best. There are SO many different widths, colors and patterns, I’m convinced there is a roll of washi tape for everyone. My washi tape of choice? Sparkly and pink, of course.