My new year kickstart has been a big, fat fail whichever way you look at it. As I type, I’m in bed with tonsillitis. The dial on my electric blanket doesn’t know whats hit it as I notch it up and crank it down as my fever hits. It’s an ugly sight.
This pity party was in full swing until I thought “Annie, no more excuses, sort your shizzle out”. Join me for a mini series ‘Getting organised’ where I will tackle a new area each week I want to blitz.
Being on top of things including bills, direct debits and savings will all help you stay afloat financially. Knowing key dates bills are due and amounts will help you plan to perfection and avoid bank breaking charges etc.
As a previous owner of a very organised mind, my scatter brain I’ve lived with for the last 6 months depresses me beyond measure. In efforts to avoid total self loathing, I wanted to tell you about 2 great products that are getting me organised for 2015.
First up, is the Organised Mum Lifebook (£14.49). This was a Christmas gift I squealed when I unwrapped! It has sections for planning everything from your monthly budget, shopping lists, key events and perforated To Do lists. HEAVEN if you are too busy for your own good like I am.
I’m also having a bit too much fun with the stickers that are included with the planner. All appointments, days out and things I need to remember, all have quirky stickers as cues!
Wunderlist is also a lifesaver for me. I’ve been using this FREE app for a few months now and wouldn’t be without it. If you haven’t heard of it, in brief, it allows you to create lists (which link across all devices you have the app on), will trigger reminders and you can invite others to see the lists you are working on. I have a list for Groceries, bills that are coming up and reminders on key dates such as DD dates.
These are 2 powerful tools I am using in efforts to becoming more organised.
Do you use anything that keeps all your plates spinning? I’d love to hear about them.