Getting Organized on a Tuesday NightBy
There is a crowd of us at Successful Blog tonight – it’s Open Comment night and we are talking organization. I have a system that seems to be working pretty well for me, so I am going to share it.
TO DO LIST
I keep a 3-ring binder on my desk in plain view. Each Sunday night I print out a blank organizer sheet I made in Excel, customized for the projects on my desk at the time. I refer to what wasn’t finished the week before and fill it in as email comes in throughout the week. Once the sheet is in the binder, it stays there. I use it frequently to leave myself notes.
- Download as printable PDF file
- Download as MS Excel file – right click and save as for best results. Includes two worksheets – one is the to do worksheet and one is for tracking web logins and such (look at the tabs on the bottom).
MANAGING WORK VS. EMAIL
I also work with two systems side-by-side. My main desktop is for the majority of my design, development and related work. I get all my email from my laptop. I find I stay more focused on the task at hand when I don’t have my email popping up at me. Then, while something is uploading or I’m at a breaking point, I check email, feeds, and such on my laptop. What works for you? Share some of you organization tips with us at Successful Blog tonight or leave some here in the comments for us!