Hey everyone! I know how much some people hate planners or don’t want to spend the extra money on them. All of the recommendations I have for you are financially-savvy if you’re looking for something affordable. I know organization is key in our lives, especially in school, and work to stay sane. Here are 3 ways I stay organized without a planner and how you can too:
I love using my reminder app. Obviously, you can set reminders, but there are more things you can do with it. You can either set each task “on a day”, which could be the day they are due or a day you want to do them. Personally, I schedule out my week, and I set them on the days I expect/want to get them done. You could also add URLs, images, and notes to each reminder.
You can also set your reminders app to show up as a widget using the WidgetSmith app, and then you can display it on your home screen.
Notepad or Post-It note or Paper
This is my tortoiseshell to-do list notepad I got from Hobby Lobby. It is honestly my favorite thing to use. Something about writing out what you have to do makes it stick more and feeds my satisfaction. Any type of paper will work, whether it’s a notepad, post-it note, or paper. I write out my to-do list based on each week, but you can do daily, monthly, or weekly, whichever works for you.
Google Calendar is my best friend! The synchronicity between devices is my favorite. I downloaded it on everything I own. I use this instead of the iPhone calendar because I am a visual person, and I like being able to color-code things. It does sync with your iPhone calendar if you set it up that way. You can use your calendar for assignments, work, extracurricular activities, and life. Whatever you gotta do to stay organized!
I found out about this app from JaniceStudies! You can access it on your computer or as a phone app. I love it so much. Usually, I would make a spreadsheet of all of my assignments then Excel automatically sorts it in date order. This is much more aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. Whenever I get an assignment done, I just check it off. This also helps me plan out my weeks. Here is her Youtube video where she explains how to set it up and also provides a free template: JaniceStudies
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