Organization is some people's nightmares. My brother, for example, felt that he had some point to prove by using a mangled binder that no longer even had the cardboard stuck to it. Well, I'm not even quite sure if we're related, because when I was a young one--centuries ago--I would wake up in the middle of the night to clean my room. Now, I'd say my schedule is a little too jam-packed to live that lifestyle, and I've relaxed a little bit when it comes to keeping my room clean, but I still have a penchant for organization and "perfection." Perhaps that explains why my handwriting is so small, or why, after someone cleans my room, I sweep it once more to make sure everything is in place. In other words, I'm satisfied with my organization kit, and since you're probably nosy, like me (you are reading my niche, after all), I decided to lay it all out.
My collection of notepads my seem frivolous, but each one has its distinct purpose. I use a Red Moleskin Notebook to write down posts ideas--both for A Little Opulent and for this blog--as well as a small description about what I want to include in the post. If the idea has made the cut and is going to turn from a drifting cloud in my imagination to reality, I write down the notes concerning the post in another notebook: the Rifle Paper Co. Jardin Journal; each page has a title with the corresponding products, notes, or things I must include for said post. Then, it's time to employ the planner and collection of notepads. I use this Dozi Planner from Etsy to pen my editorial calendar and color code the events; I use red ink for Parisian To Be plans, green for ALO, and purple for personal events and holidays (and shout out to the Muji 0.5 mm Gel Pens because they rule the world). To organize to-do lists, I either use the Muji Checklist Memo Pad, which is certainly ideal for lists on account of the tick boxes. The Rifle Paper Co. Lined Paper Notepad is another favorite that I use more so for general lists, like photos I want to take, etc. Apart from stationary, I use a series of file folders to store information and handouts. I use my label maker for the titles of each (which no one warned me would be so addicting) in various categories such as "PR and Brands," "Parisian To Be General Info," and "Analytics Reports." One of the more fun products out of the lot are metallic Sharpies. I have both the Bronze and the Gold color, and, while they are certainly stunning, I've already returned them three times because they seem to dry out as soon as I get them home, even though I may not have used them.
Regardless, this organization kit has me sorted. And, since I'm nosey, too, what are some of your organization tips?