Since posting a picture of my new system on Instagram, I've had a handful of people commenting saying that they too need to do something along the same lines, so I thought I'd write up a little 'how to' or actually more of a 'how I got organised and you can chose to do the same if you wish' post.
|Folder, WHSmith (I think, I got it a while ago!) // Notebook, Gift // Diary, Cath Kidston|
One - Firstly I made sure I had a folder and lots of plastic wallets. I always find I end up with loads of random papers, business cards and leaflets floating about so I made sure I had somewhere neat to put them. I've also used one of these wallets to put in little notes I write when I think of a post idea or an outfit that will work well. But the main reason I use the folder is to keep my post check list safe. As I previously said, I have 17 posts to do until I'm totally caught up, so I made a little table (which I made a print out for you lot HERE 'cos I'm nice like that yo) in which I write the posts I need to do and check off each column once I've done it.
Two - Secondly I made sure I had a diary. As it's half way through 2012, you can get diaries really cheap from almost anywhere now, but if you can't find any in WHSmith or places like that, Poundland always have a few. As you can see below, I use this to write the posts I need to do again, but this time when I need to do it. I write which posts I'm going to do on which days, when I need to email people, when I need to photograph things, when I need to schedule posts for, etc.
Three - Lastly, as my diary only has a small notes section, I decided to use another note book to write in other bits. I currently use it (again as you can see below) to write in posts that I need to do that are in some way C/O. For example, I was just kindly gifted a jumpsuit from Phase Eight, so below I have written what it was, where it was from, the email I need to send the link of the finish post to, and when I received the item.
I hope this has helped in some way, whether it's made you realise you too need to get organised and chose to use my sytem or that you want to do it your own way! Feel free to use my print out that I linked above but will link again HERE, it's really helped me! I've also made a little explanation of each column title from the table that you can see HERE just so you know what I mean!