Part of staying organized when I am juggling clients, family, invitations and appointments is making sure that everything I need to do is written down and in one place. The busier I am the harder it gets to stay on top of everything and and when I lose papers or information it makes my life difficult. And these days I am really being challenged. I rely on my calendar very much. I an old-fashioned girl and like to have a calendar that I can write in (not on my blackberry or computer). I need to see it in front of me.
I like my calendar to be large enough that I can find it easily (not lost in a stack of papers or notebooks) and also large enough that will fit a regular sheet of paper inside without it sticking out (my printed to-do lists for example).
Today I received a lovely new calendar in the mail from Lyn Kennedy of Pocket the Date calendars. How nice that it just happens to coordinate on my desk (a big plus in my world!).
She has combined a monthly calendar (which is what I prefer because I like to see the whole month laid out in front of me) with pockets to keep invitations, or receipts (or whatever) in. I love the idea of the pockets!
One thing that I am really bad about is keeping track of client hours and my milage. And my receipts. I stuff my receipts in my car's console and write my hours down on random pieces of paper most of the time and then scramble when I am trying to invoice or look for a receipt. I think this pocket calendar could be my answer to both. One calendar for the car and one for my desk is what I am thinking.
You can check the Pocket the Date calendars out here. What do you think? Do you like the idea?