As the new year approaches, I’ve been obsessing more and more about what 2010 is going to bring me – or rather, what I’m going to achieve in 2010. I’ve got some pretty hefty goals set and one of those goals is to get so organized, it will make me want to puke. To say that I like to have my ducks in a row is an understatement. I need my ducks perfectly aligned and if one feather is out of place, I don’t run at optimal speed.
My passions and interests have changed drastically over the last decade but one thing that always stays the same is the fact that I’m an organizing freakshow. I love to be organized and I love finding new ways to become even more sickenly organized.
Motivation and inspiration are two big things for me. I need one to jump start the other, but I need to be organized before I can even begin to be either. I continuously make more money each month and I can thank my insane organizing skills for the majority of it.
Working online involves a lot of juggling, no matter what, and it’s not a skill that everybody has. Some people actually work better when their desks are piled miles high with random papers, dirty dishes, nail clippings and remnants of snacks from weeks before. If that’s you, no need to read further.
On the other hand, if you’re like me, here are some handy resources to check out so you can get your organizing skills in shape for the new year:
Organizing Your Home Office – Links
A designer’s tips for organizing the home office with some style – 5 tips for organizing a home office.
Nicole Balch is the Queen of making organization pretty. Check out her studio to see what I mean.
There’s nothing like some pleasantly eye-catching file folders to encourage you to get organized and stay organized.
Clutter is evil. At least for me it is. That’s what the unclutterer blog rocks, and in particular, the office organization archive.
Lifehacker has some worthy home office hacks to think about while you’re in organizing-mode.
If nothing else in your house is organized, at least your computer should be. Read How to Create a Minimalist Computer Experience.
20 Time-Saving Tips to Improve Designer’s Workflow – Even if you’re not a web designer, there are tips in this post that can not only help you organize your Mac or PC, but they can save you loads of time especially if you deal with a lot of images while blogging.
Organize your browser. Organize your desktop. Organize your folders. If you’re bold enough, branch out from your office area and organize other areas of your house too. It’s much easier to keep each room clean and in order when the rest of the house is too. Otherwise, the clutter creep will rear it’s ugly head in no time flat.
If staying organized isn’t your strong suit, keep these resources handy and plug away at them as you have time. You’ll find that the more organized you get, the more time you have to get more organized! Or spend time with family and other important things like that…
So what are your favorite organizing tips or resources?