Weekend Warriors: Organizing October Part 2

I hope yesterday’s post was helpful…
Today, I want to show you how I keep up with the everyday.
I don’t’ know about you but if I don’t write things down…
I lose track of everything.
As soon as something pops in my head…
it’s gone.
I used to keep post it notes everywhere…
notes to remind me to finish a product
notes of things to purchase
notes to make notes of to do notes.
It was out of control.
So…I took the plunge a purchased an Erin Condren notebook.

It’s awesome.
It goes with me everywhere!
It’s smaller than the teacher planner so I can just slip my notebook into my purse and go!
It also comes with a calendar so I can keep track of all my meetings both personal and professional!

There are tons of pages where I write down any new ideas or thoughts, keep track of my (many) to do lists, and write quick reminders.

I know these planners are a bit a pricey but they are a life saver!!

I also have the Erin Condren teacher planner…and that helps me stay organized at school.
I’ve got my weekly lesson plans and daily schedule written out…important meetings stored in my calendar and all my important notes filed in the nice pocket folder in the back.

Each week, I make a quick school only to do list.  I paper clip it to my planner and cross things off each week.

It helps me stay organized and focused on a little bit as a time.
I write anything that has to get done that week on my list…
I’ve only been using this system for a few weeks but it definitely helps keep things in perspective.
Then, on Friday once everything is completed…I get to throw the list away!



  1. Aimee
    October 26, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    Oh my goodness, I am the same way, if I don't write it down I will forget. Story of my life! I have been wanting an Erin Condren planner for the longest time. Thanks for tempting me, again. Hehe!

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  2. Jeannine
    October 26, 2014 / 11:39 pm

    So many scribbles means you have been getting lots accomplished! I wondered how the Erin Condren planner would work for me. I thought maybe it would be too pretty to even write in! I like your idea of adding another list sheet for messy things. 🙂

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