There are so many tools for organization. I love to try different tools and tactics to organize my biz and life. No matter how many different tools I try, I find I keep coming back to the same five tools. These tools help me keep my to do lists in check, my ideas in one spot and my calendar in order. Without these tools, staying organized on a daily basis would be a struggle, but luckily they are easily accessible for anyone looking to get organized.
I love a good to do list, which is why I love the digital to do list app, Todoist. I can break my tasks down into categories – business, Twin Stripe, work, life, etc. – and check them off as I go. I can set due dates and reminders that I can choose to receive in my email or on my phone. I can even email other users tasks if we are working on a joint project. There is a Todoist app for pretty much every platform, see them all here. Best of all, the free version Todoist is pretty great!
As much as I love a digital calendar and to do list, I love being able to write things down. There are so many amazing planners on the market, but my favorite as of late is the Get To Work Book created by Elise Blaha Cripe of the blog, enJoy It and the podcast, Elise Gets Crafty.
I love this planner for a variety of reasons. The weekly pages are my favorite – there is plenty of space to keep your daily schedule, highlight your daily to dos and take notes. There are also built in pages each month to keep track of projects and goals. It is beautifully designed with motivational sayings like, “Big things happen one day at a time,” each month. If you are looking for a paper planner, I highly recommend the Get To Work Book.
Acuity Scheduling (affiliate link)
If you have a service-based business like myself, having a scheduling app is important. I can set my schedule in Acuity and my clients can select the time that works best for them. Clients can reschedule their appointments and receive reminders before sessions begin. I can also easily set up payments and intake questionnaires via Acuity. Start with a free trial and see if it’s for you.
I am always coming up with new ideas for blog posts, newsletters and other services. I document all of my ideas in list format in Google Keep. The app interface is very visual and includes features like color coded notes, image insert, list formatting and more. I like using Keep for quick ideas, thoughts and images.
When I need to take longer notes or write website copy, I use Evernote. I use it to keep notes on my clients that I can easily access on my phone or laptop. It’s easy to stay organized with Evernote. I divide my notes into different notebook categories and subcategories – which are all searchable. So, even if I misplace a note, I can easily find it. I can also clip notes from webpages and save PDFs to Evernote. I love that I can keep all of my resources organized in one easy to access place. I highly recommend checking out the free version of Evernote today.
What are your favorite organizational tools? What keeps you on track each day? Wondering what social media tools I use to keep me organized? Find out in my blog post, The Best Social Media Tools for Your Small Business.
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