I spend 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday mostly in front of dual monitors as a marketing director for an insurance agency. On my lunch break, I’m normally working on something for my photography business, or for the blog. When I come home, I normally end up back on the computer by the end of the night, to, surprise surprise, get my blog post ready for the next day! Since I end up working on my work computer during my lunch break, and my home computer in the evenings, with a laptop thrown in there sometimes, too, there’s no point in keeping my docs on one computer. As soon as I do that, I’ll need the docs on another computer.
So, everywhere I go I take along a portable hard drive and two jump drives.
I also have a Kindle, an iPad, an iPhone and an iPod. All of these have cords. And the iPod even has a set of headphones. And never know when I might need one or the other. So of course, everywhere I go I take along all of the above.
Now, here’s where it gets tricky. And messy.
Yes, I keep everything together in a small pouch, so it stays together…
…but sometimes it’s TOO together, ya know?
And then it just gets ridiculous. All I want to do is charge my phone so I can make a call, and I have to stop and untie the phone charging cord from the iPad charging cord. Or from two or three cords all at once.
So I decided to fix it. Here’s everything I have in the bag.
(Of course, an extra pen and pencil for emergencies, right?) I grabbed some rubber bands and pulled each cord together.
Isn’t it amazing how much space just some bands a clip offer?
Now everything fits nicely in the pouch without knocking around or bulging out the sides!
I realize this may seem like a small thing, but, when it only takes a couple seconds to grab exactly what I need, instead of having to dig and untangle and stretch the process out…it makes all the difference in the world.
What small thing can you organize today to make your life easier? I bet it would surprise you if you stopped to think about it!
For more great ideas, visit Called to be a Mom’s blog for her Weekly Link Up, where I’ve linked this post! http://www.calledtobeamom.com/2013/11/weekly-link-up-humble-homemaker-abode-5/