Staying Organized in the New Year
The idea of trying to stay organized can really be a daunting task for some. As a new years resolution, getting organized can be great to help with even more resolutions in the year. You can get organized and keep a food diary for weight loss. Start a budget for groceries in a planner. You can start planning out your blog posts throughout the months. There really are endless ways to get organized for the new year.
I have a self-prescribed horrible short term memory. It is so bad that sometimes I can’t remember what channel I was watching before I changed it. Thank god for the previous channel button. I can walk down a grocery aisle right past something on my list, look at it, and keep walking without remembering I needed it. Really… I also grocery shop right after work so I that I don’t have to bring mini monster with me. Sometimes I want to high-five any parents that bring their kids to the grocery store, especially if you have more than one.
I am going to share the ways that I stay organized with my blog, running the household, and keeping schedules with the family.
A5 planner – I use a Kikki K planner that uses a ring bound planning system. This allows me to move items around within the planner customize it to what I need it to do. You can buy planner inserts on Etsy or use free websites that have free printables. There are a lot of different A5 brands but I like the quality of the Kikki K.
Erin Condren Monthly Planner – This is different than the life planner that Erin Condren is the most popular for. This is used to plan out my blog posts. It has a month at a glance and then has various amounts of note pages for each month. This allows you to store passwords, posting schedules, post ideas, and anything you want to post. If you want to get an Erin Condren here is a link for $10 off your first order!
What I Ate Notepad – This is pretty straight forward and lets you record what you ate throughout the day. This is used if you are the type that likes to write down what you are eating rather than using an app.
Grocery List Notepad – I fell in love with this notepad when I realized that just writing myself a grocery list was not working. I would be at the front of the store thinking that I am all done, and then realize that I forgot to get sour cream in the back of the store. This notepad lets you group all of the grocery items together by general aisle area. All of the fruits are together and all of the vegetables are together etc. This is great for planning and budgeting out your meals for each grocery trip as it has a meal planning column along the side.
Target Dollar Spot Notepads – These are used when I am getting my grocery list together throughout the week. I will write items down on the notepad as I remember things we need and then I reference this when I am filling out the Grocery List Notepad.
Dry Erase Board – This was a Pinterest item that was supposed to be used for scheduling reminders or appts, but we use it in the kitchen to write down things that we need. My husband uses this mostly and I will add to my notepad list throughout the week.