The Organisational Essentials

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Each and every one of us lead busy lives with hectic calendars. It's easy to become overwhelmed with everything that we have going on and even easier to forget things. Ever since my university days I've kept a few essentials by my side to help me keep on track and here are a few of my favourites.

Calander: I switch between a physical calendar that I keep above my desk and then my iCal. Every single thing I do is written down on both to help me know what I need to do that day and what appointments I have coming up. Chances are if I've not written it down then I will completely forget what is going on, writing it down helps me remember everything. 

List Pads: Every evening I sit and write myself a to-do list for the next day. This might sound a little dull but when you're busy it's easy to forget small things that need to get done. I try and write the tasks in order that they need doing so that I can prioritise them. My favourite places to pick up list pads are Muji and Rifle Paper Co

Notepads: Being a notebook fanatic there is nothing that makes me quite as happy as having multiple notepads for different things. Many argue that it's more productive to just have one to keep everything together, but I find that far too messy. I like to split my notepads up into separate projects so I can have a clear idea of what I'm working on.

Reminder Apps: There are a million and one apps that you can use to set yourself reminders. Most of the time, I just use the classic 'Reminders' app on my iPhone, but there is a great app called Todoist that is great for managing multiple projects. 

Email Flags: The day that I discovered the joy of e-mail flags was a great day for my inbox. None of us has the time to sit and reply to every email as soon as it comes in so by flagging them into a separate folder it means they don't get lost in your inbox.  

What do you use to help you stay organised?

R x

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