A quick organising thought for the weekend and {winner} of Clutter Rehab

While I was reading through all the comments on the Clutter Rehab giveaway post, I noticed an interesting trend.

A lot of us favour the good old notebook and pen (or pencil) as our organising tool of choice.

I love it.

That is all.

No, not quite 😉

I brought home my work notebook and a new notebook this weekend to sort out so that I’m all set for 1 August next week.

Do you know why?

Because even after ALL these years, I still constantly flirt with different organising systems within the notebook and pen system.

It’s not that they don’t work for me; they do. It’s just that I know myself and when something starts being a bit annoying, I’m less likely to use it and then the overwhelm starts.

Which is exactly what happened.

The smaller size blue notebook I had been using, while exceptionally cute, is just not big enough for my daily notes. The lines on the page are also not spacious enough for my medium-size handwriting.

All this to say, don’t beat yourself up about having one system and sticking to it consistently.

I’ve said many times on the blog that part of organising is tweaking.

This weekend, consider your planning tool.

Is it working for you? If not, what needs to change?

And now, onto the winner.

I used random.org…

and the winner is Jacinta who said this:

Jacinta, please email me with your postal address by no later by Tuesday 2nd otherwise I’ll have to choose another winner.

Thanks, everyone, for playing along.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

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  1. You know, it is interesting that you would mention this. I constantly try to tweak my systems but yet, I end up going back to what I know and what is most comfortable. Not sure if I am perhaps not giving something new and different enough of a chance. I guess it’s all about the familiarity of a particular system and the fact that you eventually can do it with your eyes closed.

    Congrats Jacinta!

  2. Julia, I do think you have to give something a good bash. For me, that’s about 4 – 6 weeks.

    But by all means, if it’s not working and you can immediately see that, change back.

    Always be asking, “is this working for me?”

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