How Do You Keep Yourself Organized?

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26-30, M
46 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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I have a Floordrobe!</p>
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I know where everything is on the floor!</p>

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I AM A VIRGO</p>

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I don't.&nbsp; I need to read through some of these answers and see which one will work best for me.</p>

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Actually, I don't.</p>

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I keep a notebook and I pray first thing in am and last thing at night Gods always helps me,</p>

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i dont know. but somehow i do.</p>

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My organizational system is structured on my levels. On the bottom is things I don't use very often. The next la<x>yer is things I use once in awhile. On top is things I use all the time. Which stack it is in is a whole different question.</p>

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i just know what i have to do&nbsp; and then do them one at a time, till everything is done. i do this every day so things wont pile up for me.</p>

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Every so often I buy an bunch of BIG trash bags, throw everything in my place into them, put it out for the trashman, then start again...</p>

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It's not too much of a challenge when you are a professional like me<strong>-fire alarm- </strong>Oops...toast is done...a little crunchy!&nbsp; What were we talking about again? <strong>-telephone ring- </strong>I'm runing a little late...Can I answer this question later?</p>

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I have a lotus notes calender at work which i sync with my ipod every couple of days. It tells me what i'm doing and when I'm doing it for both work and private tasks. I do my darndest to keep all appointments and to do lists I make.</p>

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i try not to be too organized. so i end up being un-organized.sometimes i am so un-organized i cannot even answer a simple question.</p>

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Oprah</p>

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&nbsp; I have a personal robot called Wallie.</p>

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By my TV! It's Monday night and Big Bang Theory is on! So, got to put out thr Garbage! Fool proof system!</p>

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Try and get enough sleep and keep mental priority lists</p>

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By keeping my life simple, I could and have lived out of a suitcase for months at a time.</p>

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now, where do I find that&nbsp;comment box?</p>

I usually use a weekly planner, but besides that, I'm somewhat disorganized lately. I've always been organized, though.

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I don't deal with anyone who is not organized it helps keep me right.</p>

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Bah...Organisation. I don't need it. You should see my bag XP.....</p>
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Although ever since I made a kind of planner for my college work, I've actually been doing some work. Is a good start...</p>

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Short and sweet: I have a place where everything goes, I put it there, keep it there, and put it back after each use.</p>

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keep do you how organized yourself..? i should just give up</p>

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<strong><em>Well, I really don't know how I keep myself organized. When I first get up of the morning I pretty much do the same things in the order I done them the day before, so maybe that helps keep my time organized. </em></strong></p>

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Why put off today, What you can put tomorrow?</p>

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I just don't. It's a weird sort of "God looks after fools and babies" system. I put something into the horrific wreck that is my room and if I need it again, it shows up after some&nbsp;searching. &nbsp;</p>

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I have a huge calendar with everyone in the house's names on it - and what they are doing that day - that inclused things that need to be done or taken care of.&nbsp; I also have a cleaning schedule so that everything gets done in rotation - that seems to help.&nbsp; I sure wish I had more room, though, so I had a place for everything and everything in it's place!</p>

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Lists lists lists.&nbsp;Post it notes when necessary .&nbsp; I&nbsp;Try to have a place for everything and put things back where they belong.</p>
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write things on calendars, keep a journal,&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Refridgerator magnets help a lot.</p>
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I try to develop a&nbsp;somewhat of a&nbsp;structure to my days,&nbsp; to build in walks, positive liesure, entertainment and self pampering i.e like Sunday walks,&nbsp; Friday Fish Frys,&nbsp; movie night, &nbsp;bubble bath nights etc&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;keep holidays recognized in some way to celebrate &nbsp;mark &nbsp;the passage of time.</p>

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<strong>[[running in circles in&nbsp; panic]]&nbsp;&nbsp; "HELP!!&nbsp; where's my head?!&nbsp; where's my head?!&nbsp; i must of&nbsp;put it somewhere.......gotta find it!!&nbsp; gotta remember....."</strong></p>

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&nbsp;" i need to get organazized" &nbsp;-travis bickle</p>
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<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; With a ......P&nbsp; E&nbsp; R&nbsp; S&nbsp; O&nbsp; N&nbsp; A&nbsp; L&nbsp;&nbsp; O&nbsp; R&nbsp; G&nbsp; A&nbsp; N&nbsp; I&nbsp; S&nbsp; E&nbsp; R!!</strong></p>

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Planning the things ahead...and hopefully nothing comes up to change them! ;-)</p>

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I use motivation to to be organized some of us are more organized than others some are naturals at it</p>

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I keep myself organized by lying around on the couch all day answering stupid questions online.</p>

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That is a good question......</p>
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1. I ask my wife to remind me of things</p>
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2. I write things down</p>
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3. I commit things to memory</p>
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4. I write things down</p>

Routine...I establish and set a routine and make it habit. Listing and prioritizing. Once the priority of a task is set, then it can be placed into the routine with the appropriate urgency. <br />
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Running a business...there are "MUST DOs" that have to be looked at, addressed and tended to every day. Everything else gets it's place in the priority list. <br />
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The only thing that trumps the routine is SYNCHRONICITY. When something shows up like a miracle...everything else gets put on hold. You HAVE to respond to miracles in the moment. <br />
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“The search for lost things is hindered by routine habits, and that is why it is so difficult to find them.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez <br />
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This quote, explains WHY SYNCHRONICITY must always TRUMP ROUTINE. Treasures are discovered via following the synchronicity.

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I'm a well organized mess ... piles, buckets, boxes, binders; I now where to find what I'm looking for..</p>

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I set up and perform rituals to handle the day to day necessities. I tend to be unfocused and disorganized but having regular duties that can be performed out of habit helps me to function fairly well.</p>

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well, i keep my papers in different folders and that's it. most are papers and files on a computer. different folders too. oh and production discs in different cases. the rest are in a organized chaos.</p>

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Thank you.&nbsp; Most are too disorganized to notice...</p>

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with lots of little messy piles all around the place</p>
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that sounds like a **** on the floor or something</p>

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I make to do lists, use bins and folders, toss out some stuff, organize by color and category, take breaks and come back to it.</p>

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I use my brain most of the time but do also use a calender and my cell phone from time to time.</p>

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i keep organised by planning what i do on a daily basis from since i was a teenager, and now that i am a grown person with aduilt children its no different, on sundays. i prepare in advance what for&nbsp; dinner and leave it, example if im doing chicken , take it out saturday night, season sunday mornig , at 8 i do the ironing, and at 9.30 i may lawn my yard, 2 i start cooking and by 3,30 im finish, then i may fold the lawnry, then i have the rest of the day to relax. i cook for sunday and monday and refrigerate it, heat it on mondays. monday it go to work from 8.to 4.30 , right through the w eek ontil thursday. friday from 8.to 3pm. from monday to friday, i spend 1hour and half at the gym,&nbsp; and i do that in my lunch time. i wash on thrusdays and go to the super market on thursday at 7 in the morning, i clean on thrusday evenings, and cook for friday and saturday, and what i do at clock work, every week the same things so it ;plan ahead, so i havea lot free time for myself, i study at work on a online course which has to do with my&nbsp; job,&nbsp; i&nbsp; find time to do recreational things with my&nbsp; family, go to the beach, i love watching good movies , and i love cooking,&nbsp; i pay my pills on a regular month end basis, and i am happy the way things are right now, and in he eveningslately&nbsp; for the pass week i have been sleeping with my age mom and invalid brother to take care of his needs, and that how keep organised. i dont have a book&nbsp; to say i keep notes in as to what i do, its all in my head, i shop out of my head too. not books not notes no nothing i have a realy good memory and i am using it as long as i possible can, and im 50 years old.</p>

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I do pre-planning, I write and keep a daily log on where I have to be, or I use my cell-phone for time and places I have to be.&nbsp; I also, use a calendar, with dates circled, and it's planned down to the minute.</p>

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I keep maps with important papers, I keep to-do-lists, I put little notes everywhere of important stuff I got to do.</p>
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Organising is not the problem, it's just that I tend to forget to fill in my to-do-lists and lose the whole map, to find it a week to late under my bed.</p>