I would like to formally introduce you to my new organization system.
Isn’t she a beauty? Part of me wanted a more fun color than black, but it is more practical this way!
This is my ARC customizable notebook system. I was recommended this system by a friend and immediately had to order my own (I don’t believe they are available in stores, the books might be but not the inserts) – I have been using the ARC for a month now and it has done wonders for my organization.
Inside the front cover is a sleeve for papers and/or business cards – There are two choices for the notebook itself, a leather or poly option – I went with the leather because it seemed more sturdy, but it is also thicker so it comes down to a choice of what you are most comfortable with.
The thing about this notebook system is you can buy any sort of inserts to customize it any which way you want. I am a visual person so I like having a monthly calendar for me to fill out what is going on each day – I enjoy being able to have a quick look at each month (and crossing off each day makes me happy too!)
A quick little look at August – the month is filling up fast!
I also enjoy having a weekly calendar as well. Planning out my day as well as my appointments makes it easy for me to stay organized.
A week in the life of Leslie (and Her Little Dog Too)
Aside from the monthly and weekly calendars I also got a To-Do list insert. This is where I map out things I need to get done within the week, I cross it off when its done. I also use this space to keep track of potential blog post ideas when I think of something! Other inserts I got for my system include a few pocket dividers, to hold any loose papers, color dividers to separate the different sections of my planner as well as lined paper for notes!
This planner has worked wonders for me! I seriously love it!
Speaking of organizing, another cleaning/organizing tip I recently adopted from Caitlin that I have put into use in our apartment is her chore chart. I have separated each day into focusing on a separate room/area for cleaning. I spend a bit of time on each area on its designated day to keep it neat, clean and organized and it has kept our apartment looking great! I love having this little Sticky Note on my computer as a constant reminder – it helps keep me focused and makes cleaning and keeping clean our apartment less intimidating!
Do you have a favorite planner that you use? How do you clean/organize your home? I would love for you to share any tips/words of wisdom or secret tricks you may have that you use in your everyday life!