Keeping my Sh*t Organized Keeps the Business Going!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Staying organized when you are running your own business can be super difficult, but it is definitely important! I use the calendar in my phone religiously, but I’m also old school and constantly write things down by hand. I actually remember everything better when I physically write them down, which is why I always have index cards nearby so that I can scribble down all of the random thoughts that pop into my head.

My Day Designer has become my new "brain"

My Day Designer has become my new “brain”

I remember getting my first Franklin planner when I was in 7th grade. I used it for everything up until about 5 years ago. I called it my “brain” because without it, I would have missed every meeting I scheduled! I am always busy designing and planning, so having a reliable place to write down important deadlines and notes is vital to keeping my business running. When I am knitting something that doesn’t require much thought, my brain files through the million things I want to get done. To keep track, I use a LOT of index cards. It is my portable to do list and without them, I probably wouldn’t be able to sleep at night! I would be awake all night telling myself “oh yeah, I need to remember to do that tomorrow.” Each night before I go to bed, I make a list of everything that needs to be done the

Planning ahead is key to keeping things running smoothly!

Planning ahead is key to keeping things running smoothly!

next day and decipher the scribbles I made throughout the day. If I don’t do this – I know sleep will never happen!

This is the first year I have tried the Day Designer planner. I’ve actually been really happy with how well it has worked keeping me on track. I am able to write in due dates, list things to do each day, plan ahead, and jot down reminders of all the little things I need to do each week to keep the business running!

I would never say I’m the most organized person, but I have found what works for me. And it feels really good to look at that index card at the end of the day and everything is crossed off!