Isn’t it crazy how quickly life can get disorganized? It’s amazing to me!
But there are tools that I list below to help you.
Below is a list of the best tools to get organized.
Evernote is an app where you to write and store notes. It’s free. And I’m sort of obsessed with it.
You can learn how to use Evernote here.
You may be wondering what you would “write notes” about. Nothing I could have read would have convinced me that I needed it as much as I do. In fact, I relied on advice from Michael Hyatt to give it a shot.
Here are some of the notes that I have in my Evernote:
- My book tracker
- The goals I’m working on (I list my goals for the year in Evernote – edited and revised quarterly)
- Harv Eker’s principles from Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
- Communicating using the SCORRE Method (how to give a good speech, taken from Secrets of Dynamic Communication by Ken Davis)
Whenever I think of something, read something, or hear something that I want to remember I open Evernote and add it as a note. It’s awesome.
2. Personal Capital
Personal Capital is the Evernote of personal finance. It allows you to organize all of your accounts in one place, create financial goals, and see how you’re doing financially (with graphs and all). You can use Personal Capital to organize your personal accounts online, and you can also use it for investing.
I use Personal Capital to keep track of my multiple bank accounts and student loan accounts. I don’t use it for investing because I’m so focused on getting out of student loan debt. But you can use it for organizing your finances online and for investing.
3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo is a #1 New York Times best-selling book on how to declutter your home from a Japanese cleaning consultant. This book is a step-by-step guide that walks you through how to simplify, organize, and store your things. If you don’t know where to start, this book will be hugely helpful for you.
You can use Pinterest to organize your ideas. Pinterest is a way to get inspiration and organize your own ideas in a fun way. Pinterest is a social media site that is really based on sharing content more than other platforms that are about connecting with people.
A few ways to use Pinterest to organize your life:
- Create boards for each category of your life and pin posts in each category.
- Create a “mood board” for any area of your life you’re trying to revamp (e.g.: home inspiration for a home remodel).
- Use the Pinterest app on your phone and save any links you like to Pinterest so you can find it easily later.
Here’s a look at how I use Pinterest (I’m sort of obsessed).
5. Blue Sky Weekly & Monthly Planner
The Blue Sky Weekly & Monthly Planner is an amazing tool to keep your life together. It’s a top-seller on Amazon and it’s all you’ll ever need to organize your calendar. Here’s a picture of what it looks like:
A Final Note!
Staying organized is the key to accomplishing your goals and living the life you’ve always wanted.
And it can be easier than ever with a few helpful tools.
I think the best tools to get organized are:
- Personal Capital
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
- Pinterest (check out mine here)
- Blue Sky Weekly & Monthly Planner
These are the tools I use, and I know that they keep me on track and help me accomplish everything I need to day in and day out.