Staying organized is a huge deciding factor if your week is going to be successful or a scattered mess. Ever since I was little, I've always had to have things organized and a certain way to stay focused and keep to my tasks. I may or may not be slightly OCD with certain things, but hey, I own it, and it's what got me to where I am today. There's no way you can be your own #girlboss and be unorganized!

Today, I'm giving you some of my top tips to stay organized throughout the week so that you can be productive as ever!

One // Be a list maker

Lists are the way to my heart and the way to being organized. Start off with a blank piece of paper and create a list of everything that needs to be accomplished like goals, tasks, groceries--the list for lists can go on and on! But, be sure to keep your lists organized. I have a few separated by category so that I can reference them to be sure I'm staying on track.

Two // Map out your week

Whether you want to use a planner, a print out of a calendar, or a blank notebook to bullet journal, mapping out your week is a great way to keep your tasks, lists, and entire life organized. I have a weekly planning notepad where I map out the week and each individual day. It allows me to see the overall picture of what tasks need to be completed throughout the week and also break it down for each day to make larger tasks more achievable.

*I'm also super productive when I have the prettiest kitty to hang out with. 😻

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Three // Utilize a binder

I love binders, organization, the whole nine yards. Grab an inexpensive binder and dividers and organize your work station and put away your daily or weekly papers. This will prevent a huge pile of papers just sitting on your desk for weeks on end. 

Four // Clean your work station every day

If you're creative like me, you make just a tiny bit of a mess throughout the day, but at the end of the work day, make sure you tidy up your work area. There's nothing worse than coming into work the next day to a messy desk. File away that stack of papers, put your pens in their place, and you'll be ready to tackle the next day's tasks!

Five // Jot down your brilliant ideas immediately

I have a notepad that holds every random good idea I have. Whenever you think of something brilliant, be sure to write it down immediately. You don't want to forget your million dollar idea! If I'm not around my notepad, I'll grab my phone and either text it to myself or put it in my Notes app. I always make sure my phone is nearby at night, too. I always seem to have the best ideas in the middle of the night, and it will inspire me for a project during the week! The key is at the end of every day or at least the end of every work week, compile all of those good ideas onto a new piece of paper or document so that you can keep those thoughts organized and keep track of them.

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What are some ways that you stay organized throughout the week?


  1. Love this post Kristen! Is that big weekly calendar board behind your laptop in the photos also from Target by chance? I love that!!

  2. jillconyersMarch 12, 2018

    To do lists and calendaring. I'm much more productive when I use both.

  3. I love all of these tips! I definitely need a clean workspace if I want to get anything done! Also your kitty is so cute!

    The Classic Brunette

  4. I am such a list maker and always plan out my week too! It helps so much especially being a visual person. Love this!

  5. When people ask how I'm productive #2 is the KEY! Mapping it out is what it's all about!

  6. Erica @ Coming up RosesMarch 12, 2018

    Mapping out my week is one of my KEYS - it works so well! And DEF keeps me on track in terms of productivity. Great points, GF!

  7. Yes, yes, yes! These are all fantastic tips that have improved my overall blogging experience so, os much. Ever since I got a planner and started mapping out my content weeks, even months in advance, I have felt much calmer and I think my content has gotten better as I have had longer to work on each piece! I am also the Queen of list-making, I even have a list of lists to make ��

    Indya ||

  8. Jennifer MauneMarch 12, 2018

    Love your workspace! These tips are great. Having a planner is definitely essential for staying organized! - Jennifer |

  9. Crystal @ Dreams, etc.March 12, 2018

    A clean desk space is so helpful! Also, writing down all your great ideas is important, too, because they will disappear! :)

  10. These are wonderful ideas that work! I know because I use them too :) I make lists and have an editorial calendar to keep everything organized.

    Beth ||

  11. Marette Flora @ FloradiseMarch 12, 2018

    I like your weekly board behind your laptop! That would be so great for visualizing what you have to do each day. Love your workspace!

  12. Jasmine MariaMarch 12, 2018

    I have to use my planner and notebook when it comes to making lists and planning my week. I also like to make sure I have a calendar up so I can see what my month is going to look like.

  13. Cara Owens-Kindly UnspokenMarch 12, 2018

    A clean desk definitely helps me stay focused more. (although I need to be better about cleaning it every day) Great tips!

  14. Samantha CurtisMarch 12, 2018

    I used to be a religious list maker and I've been seriously slacking. I'm going to use this as motivation to get organized again! Thanks for sharing! xo


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