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woe is we
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Our life is so woefully disorganized; if we don't find a system that works -- and soon -- about the only thing we'll have even half a chance of getting right is raising M. and any future sibling.  :\

If you've got any tips or suggestions on how you keep your life in order, please post away.  Thanks.

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I've been using Flylady for the last year and a half and it has made such a difference in changing my attitudes and being able to keep up with things, that I can overlook the parts that don't appeal to me. It's free.

I still am having trouble with the paper clutter from before I started keeping up with it daily, but I'm making progress. Baby steps!

One thing to remember is that it didn't all get that way overnight and you aren't going to be able to fix it overnight.

I'm sorry you are so overwhelmed right now. My thoughts are with you and if you ever want to chat, I'm here.

Hugs to you.

Whiteboards? I don't know what exactly you're trying to organize but I am anally retentive and enjoy writing my plans for the day/week/month on a whiteboard in brightly coloured pens. Possibly with accompanying pictures. :)

Seriously though, I hope you get things sorted. *cuddles you tight*

Ooh I love the whiteboard idea. Might have to get one for the kitchen!

*100% fails at being tidy and organised*

ITA. When The Daughter was little, we used HUGE calendars to keep track of everything!

Post-its, posted everywhere, and the best "invention" of all: the husband glued cork to one of the doors in the kitchen, and it functions as a 2-1/2'x6' bulletin board. It. is. the. bomb.

Edited at 2009-06-16 10:15 pm (UTC)

Coming over to return the hugs and sympathy from my 'woe is me' post... ((((hugs))))

(And it's not only you that is the reason we haven't had a chance to talk properly - life is CRAZY right now!!)

Unfortunately I can't help with the organising. We have been living our lives in a disorganised whirl for the last seven years! Really should start thinking about how to stop doing that...

Seven years? Pssht! I finally had to admit that living life literally from moment to moment, flailing about trying to get things right, wasn't an aberration. It's just ... life.

In theory, whiteboards with pretty colours or using your 'reminder' feature on your on-line calendar should work. But unless you are a naturally organized and tidy soul (I am definitively NOT) then I suspect you will need to cultivate a winning smile and sincere apology for not being where you were supposed to be with the correct accoutrements!

And if the only thing you manage to do right is raise happy, healthy kids, don't feel too bad!

Organization? What is this organization you speak of?

I know, right? It's like, if you figure it out, let me know.

ix-nay on the white boards-ay. The markers give you a headache and writing something in always means smudging something else (sorry, whoever said that first, this is just my experience).

I use a giant corkboard that I sharpied calender lines on to keep track of what's going on. When we were little, each person had their own color (on mine the colors are for work, school, personal) and you can line up the ones for the coming month on the bottom. When I was a kid I really liked pulling my post-it off when I accomplished whatever task was done. And thumbtacks. You need 'em, cuz post-its never stay sticky.

For school I always used the agenda they handed out to us, and I'd write all my schoolwork in there pretty much as soon as the teacher said it, and look at it every day to make sure I wasn't forgetting something. Also, I use a whiteboard that's set up to show my schedule for a week at a time. And I make lists, a lot.

My mom also puts up a big calendar in the kitchen, and then carries a little one around with her in her purse, and coordinates them.

I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to organize, but my mom also has a system of folders she uses where she puts important papers and such.

I'm not very organized - at least, my room definitely needs some help ;) - so I understand your struggle. Best of luck, I'm sure you'll figure out a system that works well for you soon! *hugs* ♥

sorry I can't help you, but...

if anyone suggests anything that works for you, please share it with me! :-)

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