Some people might have a “To-Do” list. Yep, I have one of those. (Well, more than one, to be honest!) Those are located at my full-time job – my daily list, my lunch list, and my “do this on your way home or when you get home” list!
But I also have a List Book.
Early in life, I found that making a list of things helped me to organize my thoughts, and since I’ve always had lots of different activities going on, it helped me not to forget anything at the same time. As time went on, I ended up with not only a few more “projects” but also the need to condense everything together in some concise form.
Enter: The List Book! Now, no more pieces of paper floating all over creation!
I happen to LOVE Vera Bradley, hence the pretty pattern! And it’s not big – about the size of your average diary or journal.
So, what do I mean by a List Book?
It’s pretty simple: it’s full of lists. Lists such as…
- People to Have Over for Dinner
- Office Projects
- Living Room Projects
- Dining Room Projects (okay, every room of the house has a list, so you get the idea!)
- Places to Go (for when me and my hubby both actually have a day off at the same time!)
- Songs for CD (one day we plan on recording one!)
- Dishes to Try
- To Blog Of
- Books to Read
- Shows to Watch
- Things to do in D.C. (our next vacation spot!)
I basically condensed down all the lists I had floating all around, and put them into one notebook! And that’s not all this helps me with…
Also in the List Book, I keep listings of all of my frequented websites, along with account numbers, usernames, passwords, things like that. Yes, they are color-coded (with MARKERS, for my friends who LOVE to pick on me for this aspect of my O.C.D., ha!): Pink is Personal, Green is Photography and Yellow is Clever Container.
Whoops, that picture had no yellow on it.
There we go!
It’s so easy to be able to grab this book and look up exactly what I need in a split second, or, when I get a brilliant idea, use it to make a brand new list!
And yes, sometimes things change. Lists get completed and websites expire, etc. That’s why, at the beginning of every year, a new List Book is purchased, and all the necessary information is transferred over!
Do you have something like the List Book that you use? If not, try this on for size in YOUR life! I promise you’ll feel more organized!
Oh, and the heads up…
Starting this next week, you won’t see a new post here 5 days a week like you normally do, except for on special occasions! You will, however, see me posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each week.
Those of you who’ve been here with me on the blog for a while know that, not only do I work full time, but I also run my own business part time, and then I do this blog and try to keep my hubby happy and my house clean. Sometimes it gets a bit overwhelming (like recently) so in order to make sure I don’t lose my mind and am still able to bring you quality posts, I’ll be dropping down the number of times I post each week. For most weeks. You never know when I might pop in unexpectedly and put up a special post! So make sure you pay attention! I have some very exciting things I want to do here on the blog, and I want to make sure I have plenty of time to make them the best they can be!
I hope everyone has a simply fantastic weekend!