Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Works for me Wednesday - Organising your daily to-do list

This is my first WFMW and I’m so excited!

I’ve been reading some of the WFMW blog posts for a while now but I keep forgetting to actually post my things in time. But this week I got organised – I decided on Sunday what I wanted to post.

So this week I’ll show you how I organise my daily to-do list in my diary/ planner.

Every Sunday I have planning time for the week ahead. I write subheadings – Phone, Email and Computer – in red pen on every diary page from Monday to Friday.

Then all I do is add in my tasks under each heading. I separate Email from Computer because when I say Computer, it’s stuff like blogging, updating spreadsheets, printing shopping lists, etc, etc. In other words, non-email stuff.

Well, this works for me because it focuses me and if I feel like phoning, I can just get stuck in and make all my phone calls at one time. It saves me a lot of time every day because I don’t have to sort through a whole list to find certain tasks.

For more great tips, check out the
official WFMW site

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tackle It Tuesday - Blogger labels

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I’ve been on beta blogger for about a month or two so for this week’s Tackle-It Tuesday, I decided to label all the posts on this, my organising blog.

Doesn’t it look cute?! Should do because it took me 3 hours last night.

So now I just have to figure out how to get the labels on my sidebar. But in the meantime, you can click on any particular label and read any other posts with the same label.

Hmmm, it feels so good to finally have this done.

Now I just have to do the other two blogs!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Menu Plan Monday - 29 Jan 2007

This is a picture I just took of the side of my fridge where I actually do keep a menu planner every week.

Remember if you want to download one, you can go here and click on free stuff. It is not the exact same one as this one. This is part of my Household Organising File that I sell on my site under Products and Services.

Stirfried beef, vegetables and basmati rice

Beef tortellini with spinach, tomato and onion sauce

Baked potato with chickpea and tomato sauce

Stirfried chicken, kidney beans, tomato, chilli and rice

Bacon and tomato sandwiches with baked beans

For more Menu Plan Monday participants, vist the organizing junkie

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tackle it Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I decided to join this meme to tackle those things I know I should do, but generally procrastinate on.

So without any further ado, this week I decided to finally start a business control journal. I learned about control journals from Flylady. If you don't know Flylady, go on over and visit her site.

Anyway, I made a list of all the tasks I want to do in a week and those I need to do every month.

I then broke up the weekly tasks over the different days so that everything is spread out evenly and I don't get overwhelmed.

When I'd done the monthly tasks, I was on a roll, so I also did a list of 3-monthly, 6-monthly and annual tasks.

Well, my control journal is only 6 pages long (that includes the cover and all the pictures - I have to make it pretty, you know. That's the fun) but at least I have a working skeleton.

I now want to flesh out each section and add my policies (cancellation, travel, for-free speaking, etc) to it.

And that's it for now. I felt really good once it was done.

Then I PDF'd it. Now in Adobe, you have a choice to print multiple pages on one sheet of paper. So I selected 6 and it all printed on 1 A4 sheet of paper.

Which I now keep under my to-do list every day so that it's in my face and I can tick things off as I do them. Lovely!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Organise your goals

I made a form for you to use

Download here:

it's a two-pager - the first page has my categories and the second is blank so you can do your own categories.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Quick Outlook tip - adding contacts from email

Just thought I'd tell you about this, just in case you also didn't know ( I learnt about this recently, just about 6 months ago).

When someone sends you an email and you want to add them to your Contacts, click the email, drag it to the Contacts button and release.

It will open as a contact and you then click the Save and close button. The nice thing is it keeps the email intact so that you can see what the person told you.

The original email remains in your Inbox for filing wherever you want it. You're not storing emails in your inbox, now are you????

Take Charge tip
When I subscribe to sites with membership details, or I buy products with passwords and so on, I do this. It accomplishes two things:

  1. Whitelists the address so I get the complete course
  2. Saves all the password/ membership info

What did you think of this tip?