3 Tools to Stay Organized

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When I first started writing posts for Work at Home Adventures, the first post I wrote was a response to a post by Jess Weaver about balancing priorities.  I shared a little information on how I balance my priorities as a wife and a work at home professional.  In this post, I’ll discuss a few tools that I use to stay organized so I can balance all my responsibilities – some of these tools may look familiar, because I’ve talked about them in other posts.


Cozi.com  if you don’t use software like Microsoft Outlook , or the calendar on your cell phone to remind yourself of appointments, this website is a great way to stay organized.  Though Cozi is geared toward people with families, I’ve been able to get a lot of use out of the tools that Cozi offers,  such as the calendar, shopping lists, and to do lists.  What makes Cozi unique is that you can send information from any of these tools to any family member either by email or text message.  The tool that I make use of most is the calendar – I have an automatic text message set up to remind myself to workout in the morning, and I’ll set up other ones for appointments that come up.  This site is also great because it helps me see where I have gaps in my day to get other things accomplished.


Evernote I discussed Evernote in a review I did back in November.  You can use Evernote to keep all different types of information organized – you can write notes with it, create to do lists, voice notes, and keep pictures organized.  I’ve used the Evernote app on my phone to jot down ideas that I might get for an article or blog post.  Then when I sit down in front of my computer,  I can pull  up the Evernote app or Evernote website and the information is automatically synced so I can start writing.

WAH Goal Sharing Group on Facebook – This group has been a great way for me to not only stay organized, but also stay accountable and network with other people who work from home.   It’s a group where members post their goals – most of us post daily goals for what we want to get accomplished on a daily basis, but you can post long-term goals as well and post updates on how you’re doing achieving those goals.  It’s been a great way for me to stay accountable, especially on days when I don’t work for Apptical.   If you’re interested, you can check out the group here.


These are just a few of the tools I use to stay organized and balance my priorities.  I’d be interested to hear about any tools or methods the rest of you use to stay organized…

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April 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm

GREAT post! I totally agree with Cozi, and I LOVE the idea of posting goals and keeping each other accountable!