Thrifty Tuesday | Post #8
Hi everyone! Wow, has this year flown by quickly or what? I can’t believe it’s already officially Spring as of a few weeks ago.
I love seeing flowers blossom everywhere, but honestly, the first part of Spring was tough, with daylight savings and all. I still don’t think we’re completely adjusted to it. The struggle is real, folks.
In my view, however, there is one major upside to this season- spring cleaning! Bring on the organization & decluttering projects! I am so ready.
Today, I want to share with you some free ways to enhance your digital organization, because I’ve found that keeping my digital life organized helps me to stay on task, have a clear mind & maintain goals with all of my other projects.
- Evernote. If you haven’t heard about Evernote, go look it up now. It’s an extensive list & note-taking application that is completely free to use and available on all devices. I love the option to create “Notebooks” for keeping notes in different categories, and I personally use the app to keep track of everything from my To-Do’s to my favorite recipes.
- Google Calendar. Let me just say this: if I didn’t have a Google Calendar, I would probably go a little crazy. I use this for setting reminders and keeping track of appointments & hangouts with friends. My husband also uses his Google Calendar for notating everything he has to do on a daily basis.
- Google Sheets. The applications in the Google Suite are wonderful because you can access them on all devices and share documents with multiple people for collaboration and editing purposes. I am a huge fan. My husband & I use Google Sheets specifically to plan our vacations & do light budgeting, and it was also the #1 tool we utilized during the process of planning our wedding planning a few years ago. Our day-of wedding schedule was one intense beast, and the week of, we just saved it as a PDF and sent it out to the appropriate parties. If you haven’t started using it, I highly recommend it!
- Unsubscribing. I’ve realized lately that I get a lot of marketing emails which I don’t read anymore. BUT- since they are mostly from companies I don’t want to completely forget about, especially if they have good deals every now & then, I’m hesitant to unsubscribe from their email lists. Thankfully, I recently found a solution to my dilemma! A lot of companies now will let you change your preferences to either decrease the frequency of the emails you receive (like down to once a week) or only picking certain categories of offers you want to receive. This has already been a game-changer for me because having less emails in my inbox has given me more time to focus on the ones that matter.
I hope you enjoyed these tips! Please feel free to leave thoughts and questions in the comments!
// Do you have anything that’s helped you with digital organization? What are your favorite apps or programs?