I now have… count ’em… SIX white boards mounted in my house.
Two big 3’x4′ white boards, one medium one, and 3 small ones.
Frankly, I’m running out of things to write on them.
I have a white board for “to get” things (groceries, etc)… I have a white board for my action items, I have a white board for planning, I have a white board for calendar dates…
The two big ones have various things on them at different times.
It’s a regular activity for me to erase them regularly – generally I’ll brainstorm a LOT, and after the board gets filled, I’ll either write or type the contents of the whiteboard, or I’ll take a picture of any diagrams that I can then have on my computer.
In addition, I have right now about 4-5 different notepads on my desk, along with a wire-mesh container holding about 20 pencils and pens, scissors and highlighters. I also have a container for paperclips.
More than that, I have 2 different files (an expandable file, and a hangable folder file), and a comprehensive set of binders.
I have 5 different “desk trays” in two different rooms.
To say I have put in a lot of time into being organized is an understatement.
The thing is, I really like being organized. It improves my productivity a LOT. But, I am not by personality an organized type of person. I’m just trying really hard 🙂
What have you done in your life to become more organized?