Monday, August 10, 2015

What You Need To Stay Organized

Welcome to another week of the Bloggers Back to School Link-up! If you missed my first two posts about back to school outfits, you can find them here and here. You can also follow everyone else's posts by searching the hashtag #BloggersBTS on Twitter. 

This week's theme is organization! I always find that I stay organized best if I have the right materials. This means that every August you can find me hitting up the school supply sections at my local Target, Office Depot, and every store in-between. I pile in the post-it notes (seriously the best invention ever), paper clips, highlighters, and practically everything else they have to offer.

Organization Must Haves


Some of these items speak for themselves as to why they're great for organization, but I want to talk a little about how I use some of them and why they help me stay organized.

Desk Organizer
First of all, Target has some adorable desk organizers this year. I ended up getting this one for my dorm room desk. These organizers are so important because a clean desk is a happy desk. I find that I can work with so much more motivation and efficiency when there aren't any random things splayed across my desk. Throw them in the organizer and you're good to go!

Push Pins
To really get the full use out of these, it's great to have a mini bulletin board (love this half gold one from Target). I love being able to pin things up at my desk, whether it's an important reminder, a receipt I don't want to lose, or a cute picture with friends. It's so easy to lose the little things, so I try to pin them up if they're important.

The Long List
I don't know what I would do without lists. It's so rewarding to be able to cross something off a list or check off a box. This "Long List" from Kate Spade is awesome for the task - any little notebook or journal would work just as fine, though. (I love Moleskines for list-making and goal-setting as well!)


What are your favorite organization tools?

xx
Caitlin





6 comments:

  1. There's seriously no better feeling than picking up a pretty new agenda for the year. Instant motivation to stay organized!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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    1. I agree! I love having a fresh agenda. :)

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  2. I love those Kate Spade school supplies!
    ♥, Brooke
    livethepreplife.blogspot.com

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  3. Awesome list!!! I have that Kate Spade pencil pouch and I LOVE IT! I actually use it for random essentials I need like hair ties, bobbi pins, a rollerball perfume, Tide to Go... And transition it from my backpack to my purse as needed. Definitely a necessity to staying organized. Thanks for joining us for #BloggersBTS. I hope you'll be posting in the next few weeks as well!! XO, Nicole
    www.empirestyles.com

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    1. I love the idea of using a cute pencil pouch for a mini on-the-go kit! I'll definitely have to try that out. And I'm loving the link up! Can't wait to post more. :)

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