How I Stay Organized

I have this notorious habit of putting things in safe places and never seeing them again. I’m still looking for my library card I lost 10 years ago. I’m telling you all that so I can tell you how I stay organized now as a small business owner.

I don’t.

But I’m using this post as a way to start holding myself accountable for the rest of the year. I’m also hoping that by the end of the year, these new organizational skills will pass to 2024.


I am a big fan of to-do lists. I have a running list in my bullet journal, which I can show you later if you’re interested. In my journal, I keep track of the bigger projects and the one-time items that I need to do. I also have a weekly to-do list on my laptop that keeps track of my repeating tasks.

In addition to my bullet journal, I have a planner. I jot down my day job schedule, so I know when I’m free for craft fairs. I also write down when I have craft fairs, so I don’t double book a day. Thankfully, that has never happened.

New Habits

While I have my calendar mostly filled out, I don’t look at it nearly enough. I need to get better at that. In addition to that, I want to work on blocking my time. I’m hoping that will help me stay organized and on task.

Along those lines, I need to keep all of my to-do lists in one place I think. I’m looking for an app on my phone that I can move everything to. I have one that I mostly like, but it won’t let me cross off certain tasks, which is an irritation. Does anyone have any good apps that they use? Let me know in the comments.

I have never been good at putting my stuff where it belongs, so I want to add that to a new habit. I want to spend some time finding a home for everything and then remembering that I did. That way I’m less likely to lose things.

Finally, I need to stop migrating. With the changing seasons, I move from my office to the living room so I can sit in front of our pellet stove and warm up. I’m saying this as it’s getting closer to my annual migration season. 😉

What do you guys do to stay organized? I would love to hear your tips so I can incorporate them into my own routine.

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