I don’t claim to be the most organized person in the world, there are parts of my life that are incredibly unorganized. Our coat closet literally has more coats on the ground than on the rack, our basement storage is piles of crap up to the ceiling, and don’t even get me started on what under the kitchen sink looks like.
That being said, I have never paid a bill late, never forgotten an assignment or even turned one in late (not sure how I have managed that) and my coworkers make fun of how I spend the first 15 minutes when I get to work putting everything in a particular spot and organizing papers (in fact one of the salesmen told a new girl who started to not mess with my OCD work space cause I would go crazy).
Now if my parents are reading this (which I know my mommy is 😉 they are cracking up thinking “what , our Tavia organized?” then laughing hysterically. I haven’t always been so organized but once I got to college and realized that you cannot survive and get good grades without some stellar organization, I kicked my booty into gear.
So for those of you who organization in school and life just doesn’t come naturally, here are some tips from an amateur expert 😉
Like I said I have literally NEVER once turned in a single assignment late. I owe it all to these two trusty little books (now of course they change every year but these are mine for ’12-’13 school year)
|On the bottom is my planner and on top is simply a lined mini-notebook. Of course get cute ones cause it makes organization so much more fun!|
Let’s start with the planner, many people use a planner to write down their assignments and schedule and for some that is enough. Well mine is color coded and very thought out.
The next thing is a lot less crazy and really simple but makes a huge difference. In College you are in multiple classes and they are all handing you what seems like a million papers a day. To keep track of what goes with which class I have a binder full of folders.
|This has a folder for each class and they are in order of when I have the classes. It is pretty thick but better than having a whole binder for each class. And I have a homework folder in the front where I put papers for things due soon.|
|They are each labeled clearly so they are easy to find. After a while though, I have the colors memorized.|
So those are some ways I stay organized for school. Here are a few helpful things for life.
Not only do I have to keep myself organized but I have to keep The Hubs organized too. Here are some things that work well for us.
The fridge is sort of our organization station, it works great though cause we go to it multiple times a day 🙂
To the right of the bills is a big “family calendar”.
On the front of the fridge is another little organization station, this gets used a lot!
These are just a few ways that we stay organized and they work really well for us. I think it’s fun to stay organized and it makes things go so much more smoothly!