Managing a household, blog, family, and finances can be difficult at times. I constantly try to prioritize and multitask, as do most moms. Using a planner has helped tremendously, but since I’m a visual person, I needed something else that will remind me of what needs done day to day. I have a lot of projects and tasks to manage and I finally found the answer – A Project Board!
My inspiration for this project came from Alejandra.tv’s office organization video here. My board is not nearly as polished as Alejandra’s but it works for me.
Using Post-It Notes, I categorized all of my projects, blog tasks, finances, to do’s, etc. As I complete a task, I cross it off with a black marker. (I blurred out some private & not yet revealed blog information. Stay tuned!)
I color code the categories with sticky notes. If you do this, remember that quality counts! The darker green sticky notes below are an “off brand”. As you can see, they don’t stick very well. I have re-hung them several times. I ‘m on the hunt for a dark green Post-it Brand sticky note to replace them.
The bins below have nothing to do with my project board but since I will have questions, I want to address them. I store office supplies, photo printers, paperwork and more in them. They are the Better Homes and Gardens brand from Walmart. The white organizer is from Ikea.
I use magazine organizers to store papers upright.
So that’s my project board. I have been using it for about two weeks and I can honestly say that it has helped me stay on track and organized with my schedule and time management. It also makes work fun! I love crossing off completed tasks.
If you want to create a project board, here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Post-It Notes – I prefer these 3 inch Post-it Notes. Off brands are not as sticky and will fall off in no time.
- Dry Erase Board – This is the board I used.
- Dry Erase Markers – These are my favorite dry erase markers.