Are you organized? Give some advise!

@dream_ozn (1758)
Singapore
August 27, 2010 12:16am CST
For a long time, I want to be more organized. My files, my bills, my notes are everywhere. I can never find my documents on my computer as I forgot what did I save it as, where did I save it. I keep notes but they are on pieces of paper everywhere around my room! Things get lost and I want to do so many things, learn more new things each day. But my information gets stuck one way or another! Have you been in a similar situation? Have you overcome it? Share it on MyLot!
2 responses
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
I am definitely an organized person. It is so nice and helpful being organized. ACtually, I was being teased by my relatives for they call my room an extension of my office. But now, more I want to be organized for the purpose of being I'm now forgetful. That's a part of aging..lol. For a start, I have a notebook just beside my laptop. So when I do something that needs to be save, I would jot down it upfront. Just like when I received a call, and needs to attend to, so I could checked if it is done. All the bill were filed in oone folder, if a question or problem arise I could track it down easily. All my boxes have nameplates like bills, office documents, list of books, medical records, even recipes and reference means about anything. So that's why they say it looks like office. If I am in a hurry, I just write it down in a piece of paper but pinned it to the wall where I can see when I come back. That's how I do my detailed task at home, as well as in the office. It would not take so much time than looking something you don't know where to find. So good luck.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
28 Aug 10
Wow! From your description, I can see that you are one that is really a organized person. How nice would if be if I have the determination to follow in your footsteps. I do have a notebook too, but most of the time, I'm too lazy to take up my pencil and jot things down. I really hope to learn from you! Thanks!
• Pakistan
27 Aug 10
how to get organized. depending on what area that you are organizing containers, file folders having everything in a place and a place for everything is the most important. so, today we are just going to talk about first, first we are going to work with cleaning out, organizing, do we need it, do we not need it, because a lot of times people have, why put books, and why put things in baskets if you don,t even use them or need them. so, first what we want to do is go through and if we are working on a desk, i mean working in the office or working in the bedroom, through out what we don,t use any longer or bag it up and take it to goodwill or take it to salvation army. once we have thrown out and cleaned out then it is time to go through and organize. best way to organize is to contain everything. now there are just quantities of different ways, different containers, different ways that you can organize. these baskets are great for just using, throwing, if you have a table that has a lot of books on it, you can use these baskets for organizing the books,. so, instead of just seeing a whole bunch of books that are just thrown on a table you see an organized, nice basket and then the books are inside. as far as finding interesting basket interesting ways to organize, labeling is also a good way to organize as far as on shelves using, if you have readers using just words like "supplies", "papers" or if you have children that can,t read, maybe even putting a picture on a shelf like a ball where all the balls are or a bat where all the bats are, something like that those are different ways, different hints in how you organize.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
27 Aug 10
Thank you alot for your advise. You mentioned that we first need to clean out our things. Decide what are those that we need and what are those that we don't. This is a part where I am stuck with. Many a times, I don't know what are the things I need and what are those that I don't. I'm afraid that once I throw it today, I will need to use it within the coming week. I believe many other MyLotters face this same dilemma as me. To keep it will clutter our space but it is a waste to throw it away. So we just chunk them aside until it all piles up! With the internet, there is a lot of information that all of us have. And so, it becomes information overload. We have to sieve out those important points. But how are we able to keep track of them?