One of my goals for this month is to find a better system of dealing with papers.  Keeping track of tasks is one part of that, and I decided to tackle it first!

This is something I just started doing yesterday, but it's been working so well that I wanted to post about it.

I still have a master task list, but I needed a better way to keep track of the things I wanted to do each day.  I picked a few high-priority tasks, wrote each one on a Post-It note, and stuck them to the wall behind my desk:

(Please excuse the chipped paint!)

Now I can easily see what needs to be done today.  It's also easy to add tasks as things come up during the day.  Finally, if I don't get a particular task done, there's no need to re-write it on the next day's list.  I simply leave the Post-It note on the wall.

It's also really satisfying when I complete a task, because I get to crumple up the note and throw it away!

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15 Responses

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I write a blog to encourage moms in the fine art of Christian mothering. Hope you can stop by for a visit. Blessings. jean

  2. Janet Says:

    I love this. I am a post it junkie, so this would so fit my personality :) Thanks for sharing

  3. Maybe the visual aids would help me more than just a list. I might give that a shot!

  4. momof3girls Says:

    I liked your suggestion! I thought it was helpful that your pointed out what you don't get done is still listed, you don't have to rewrite it on your new "to do" list for the next day. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your blog.

  5. ~*Michelle*~ Says:

    This is a great idea......I just bought some cute Post It notes for my daughter to put her sight words on....didn't even think of using them for UN-organized-self. YAY!

    Have a wonderful productive day~

  6. Buffie Says:

    I love this idea. I certainly have plenty of post it notes. It's nice to have a good way to use some of them.

  7. What a great idea. I like visual reminders like that, and if certain things are routines you could just put the same post it up the next morning to do it again, like cleaning the kitchen or something like that.

  8. Jerralea Says:

    Don't you just love post its? Thanks for sharing!

  9. Kaycee Says:

    I could see this working for me. I need to have everything out where I can see it or it gets forgotten.

  10. Kate Says:

    Thank you everyone for visiting! Since I just started using this system, I'm kind of making it up as I go along. I'm still pondering ways to deal with recurring tasks (like clean the kitchen). I did start putting the more important tasks on the top row. So far I'm loving this system!

  11. HappyHermit Says:

    I have a thing for post it's I also post bits of scripture in odd places , on the mirror in teh bathroom where I go , in the cabinets where I put away dishes , next to the sink on the window , and on the ceiling in my office (where i often lazily stare when I avoid doing things)

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. I really like my panneni maker. It is a handy thing to have. Blessings.

  13. kayte leann Says:

    I like this! I may try this for the kids, i could see this as a way for my little ADHDers to keep focused 1 post it at a time! THANKS SO MUCH!

  14. Kate Says:

    Thanks for the ideas, everyone!

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