Monday, 10 January 2011

My First Resolution

I WILL be organised this year!!! Now those that know me well, will be a bit shocked by this – normally I make the character Monica from Friends look disorganised, but I really don’t know what happened to me last year. I felt like I was forever chasing my tail – well, this year things are going to change. In fact, I’ve signed up to do the Ali Edwards, One Little Word, and “CHANGE” is the word I’ve picked. Anyway, more on that in a later post, but for now, an organised me, is the first of my resolutions. So with that, I decided I needed one place to keep everything I may need in a month – so I bought a file from Staples at the end of last year, and made a start.

Each month I’ll pick my favourite photo from the month before as my cover ... this months’, I loved the snow so much on the logs for the wood burner, I couldn’t resist photographing them. Now everything I need is in one place, and as you can see – I’ve printed out the calendar for January from Outlook, which we can both write what we're up to and where we are; so nothing is forgotten! Next is a list of the birthday’s for the month – and the cards I need to make or buy and when to post them. Next comes my menu plan for the week (along with my shopping list, which is left loose). The following pages hold all the recipes I pull out of magazines or get from the internet that I want to cook in the month. Next are all the documents we might need, for instance, eye test and shopping vouchers, take away menus etc.  And then right at the end – I’ve stapled two envelopes, and stamped “stamps” and “receipts” on each.

So there you are! This year I WILL BE better organised ... (fingers crossed)

   


13 comments:

  1. Well,done you !! I will never be able to be ORGANISED!!!!!!

    hugs Diane xx

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  2. Wow, I thought I was pretty organised but....Then again I am trying to relax and chill about stuff more, esp work.
    Your journall looks fab.

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  3. Great idea Sandra. I always need to be more organised. You will have to post any good recipes on here. x

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  4. brilliant organisation idea - looks like a lot of work! x

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  5. Wow, now that is what I call organised!
    Clare x

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  6. It sounds like a great way to get organised. Here's to keeping it up all year!!

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  7. Wow what a great idea! I know this would be beyond me to be that organised! Lol! Thanks for all the comments you leave on my blog, much appreciated! Love your blog background too! C x

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  8. Now thats organisation!!! Love the idea of your journal Sandra x

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  9. You've made a great start - best of luck with the new organised you (tho the old you was doing an excellent job as it was..)

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  10. What a fabulous idea Sandra, well done for being so organised! Lovely start! Kim

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  11. Now that is super organised just don't forget where you put the file.

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  12. Sounds like a great idea, if only I could get myself organised enough to make one of my own!

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  13. Wow, I'm impressed! Beautifully organised indeed :-)

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