Tips for Effectively Organizing Your Schedule

    Tips for Effectively Organizing Your Schedule

    Feb 04, 2022

    These tips can help you get organized (and stay organized) in both your personal life and your work life! 

    Paper Planner 

    When someone is giving you an assignment and your computer is not nearby, it is much easier to just write it down in your planner (keep your planner on you at all times) than to try to remember the task until you can get to a computer. Another plus to owning a paper planner is that it can feel very rewarding to cross off a to-do item on a physical paper list. 

    Binder

    In order to keep things organized at home and at work, life is much easier if you can organize paper items into a binder. For instance, one binder can be labeled for recipes, one binder can be for bank statements, one binder can be for medical information, etc. Binders also come in handy if you are meeting with a client or running an event (away from your desk and computer) and you can have all the printed materials you need in a binder! 

    Gantt Charts/Excel Spreadsheets

    If your to-do items are complex and involve assignments for other people, a start and finish timeline, a project hour count, etc., an in-depth Gantt Chart will be your best friend! Gantt charts are generally used by project managers, but they can come in handy for organizing any major work task. Microsoft provides downloadable Excel spreadsheet Gantt Charts and you can check out a Gantt Chart here. 

    Phone Reminders 

    Paper planners are great for reminders of items to do at any time during a certain day, but phone reminders are helpful for reminding you to do something at an exact time of the day. Our phones are hardly ever separated from us, so a phone task reminder notification is a sure way to get our attention! Here’s an additional tip- if you have a super important task, it never hurts to add it to both your paper planner and a phone reminder! 

    Trello 

    Trello is a great organizational resource, made especially for teams! Trello organizes your projects into boards and keeps you updated on who’s working on what project, how much a project has been completed, and more! The concept of Trello is for the program to represent a real life whiteboard with sticky notes, where each sticky note has a task. 

    Similar to Trello, Asana is a great resource that helps teams track, organize, and manage their work. To learn more about Asana, check out the about Asana webpage

    References

    https://templates.office.com/en-us/simple-gantt-chart-tm16400962

    https://asana.com/company

    https://trello.com/home

    About Jenny Vossler

    Jenny is a seasoned Realtor at ERA Realty Center and thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to guide clients through the process of buying and selling real estate in Iron County. Jenny is an exceptionally well-respected agent, not only for her unparalleled professional skills, years of real estate experience and her focus on building a solid and real connection with each client, but also for doing it right the first time. Are you looking to buy or sell a home? Contact Jenny Vossler, ERA Realty Center, at 435-559-1260 or at jennyvossler.homes@gmail.com

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