My life is awesomely busy right now. How is it awesome?
Well I just figured if I put the word “awesome” in it would seem more fun and less work. Work is so good right now, I really am thrilled and trying to keep it all organized it a bit overwhelming so I wanted to share a few of my favorite productivity helpers that have been helping me keep sane.
I also noticed how reliant I was on these when it was 6 pm and I had yet to see the UPS man deliver my package from Staples!
The great drawer organizer
It’s clear and it also stretches in width. Something about clear makes it seem lighter when I open my desk drawer.
Never leave my side notebook/writing pad
I use this notebook like a desk pad where I jot down reminders as I work.
There are two columns which I tend to need for immediate to do-list and eventually to-do list. Lately the time sheets for my clients are on the left side. I can’t imagine a notepad without two columns now! I always write on one side and then at the end of the day I make a big “X” in sharpie and start a new page.
Thick sticky note tabs
They come in blue and green too – these are like cardstock sticky notes with a tab. I put these on sheets that need my attention like “Freely campaign” and it keeps my stack of papers organized so I can see what I can quickly grab. They also have lines on them so I can jot notes.
I’m addicted to these sticky pads!
The photo size Post-It
Have you ever tried to search for a specific Post-It? Because if you did, you’d see endless pages on Staples and you’d be like, how can there be 150 different types of Post-Its? Oh, because there are! From sizes to colors and naming the colors after places (I’m a genuine sucker for that marketing, good play Post-It). I have regular to-do lists for my different clients too, I assign each a color and jot down the things I need to do. Yep, to-do lists are endless. Do they give you anxiety or do you love them? I have a love-hate for them.
And those are pretty much my desk helpers.
I just bought a new iMac 27″ Retina because my current 27″ is not helping me at all with giving me the color wheel when I have Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and LightRoom open at once. The life of a graphic designer/photographer/blogger. More power to the Turbo 4.2 GHz.