You guys know I like convenience. This should be a surprise to literally no one at this point. But even though I’m lazy AF whenever I can afford to be, I really am a hard-worker.

In fact, I work two jobs (three if you count this blog), I volunteer, and I try to make time to really live my life, spending time with family and friends.

And yes, there are times when all I really want to do is just lay on my couch with my dogs and binge watch season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

But you don’t have to be a super insane Type A personality like me to work full time, rock your side hustle, and still have a life.

What you do have to have is organization skills.

If you’re rolling your eyes and about to click away because you have laundry in the dryer from 4 days ago, you lost your car-keys again, and you totally forgot about your sister’s birthday for the second year in a row, it’s OKAY.

I’m here to tell you that organization skills can be taught!

You just need a few, inexpensive things.

Getting Things Done

Bitches, this is the holy grail of productivity books. My favorite blogger (Trent over at The Simple Dollar) introduced me to this book many years ago when he did an amazingly in depth review of it.

This book changed my life.

I’m not even lying to you, right now.

It’s an inexpensive book. It’s a short read. But if you implement David Allen’s tips and tricks you will have time for all the things in your life you thought you didn’t have time for.

Pinky Swear.

Erin Condren Planner

Okay, so these are a little pricier than a mead notebook and a ball point pen. I get it.

But they are so pretty and awesome and since I’m sooo sooo basic, I just love them so much.

I’m on my 5th planner and I use it every day! It helps me keep on top of my full time job, my part-time job, my volunteering, this blog and all of the things that go along with being the person in your family that always has to make the reservations or book the hotel or call the plumber or whatever.

And they’re soooo pretty.

Get yourself a fun colored pen and get organized!

PS – if you really don’t want to spend this much on a planner, I totally get it. There are many cheaper options. Like this and this and this.

Take a look at bullet journaling and use your new GTD skills to organize your life.