Win an Erin Condren Prize Pack!

Do you love the Erin Condren range as much as I do? Here’s your chance to win an Erin Condren Prize Pack!

Win an Erin Condren Prize Pack

It’s a gorgeous prize pack of some of my favourite Erin Condren goodies and it’s worth $60.

The giveaway is open worldwide so read on to find out what the prize pack contains and how to enter to win.

Erin Condren Prize Pack

Win this beautiful Erin Condren Prize Pack worth $60!

That’s not all though! Two lucky runners up will receive one of the two mini prizes below:

Kikki K Prizes

Two runners up will get one of these gorgeous mini Kikki K Prizes

What’s in the Erin Condren Prize Pack?

Up for grabs is this main prize of an Erin Condren prize pack worth $60AUS which includes:

  • 1 x Designer Pocket Folders Pack (with 2 x Folders 11.6″x9.5″)
  • 1 x Lined Note Book
  • 1 x Sticky Notes Pack (with 280 Sticky Notes)
  • 1 x Wet Erase Markers Pack (with 4 Gemtone Pens)
  • 1 x Designer Pencils Pack (with 6 pencils)
  • 2 x Designer Erasers

Two lucky runners up will also receive one of the prizes below:

  • A Kikki K “My Week” mini planner post-it’s worth $6.95
  • A Kikki K “Adhesive Notes” mini pack worth $4.95

Plus EVERYONE gets $10US off their first Erin Condren purchase by clicking here!

How to Enter


And the winner is…Hayley! I especially love your tip about buying all the month’s birthday cards at the beginning of the month – I’m going to start doing this :)

Runners up are Pam and Victoria – well done!

Thank you so much to everyone for entering – the standard was so high and difficult to choose x

Entry is easy! Just complete the Rafflecopter below and remember to answer this question in the Comments section:

“What’s your biggest tip for staying organised and getting things done?”

Be creative and inventive in your answer!

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  1. Giveaway open worldwide
  2. Giveaway closes on May 14th 2017
  3. Winner will be announced here on May 15th 2017
  4. This is a game of skill so be creative and inventive in your answer!

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  1. Derek Wilson
    14th May 2017 / 11:45 pm

    Use the same app on your phone as you do on your PC, so you can synchronise your to-do lists across both platforms.

  2. Hayley Todd
    14th May 2017 / 10:33 pm

    As a full time working mum, my time is really precious, so that I don’t spend all weekend cleaning, washing and ironing, I spend between 10 minutes to half an hour each evening after work, pottering around and doing little jobs. I am also a list-a-holic and use a planner religiously to keep on top of all appointments for our girls, my husband and myself, birthdays, events and celebrations and at the beginning of each month, I buy all the birthday cards & gifts I need for that month to save missing an event.

  3. Eva Kiraly
    14th May 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Give yourself a time limit on social media, I know if I don’t I won’t get anything completed!

  4. Laura Kevlin
    14th May 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Try and keep a tight reign on things coming into the house so either send it straight back out again (junk mail straight into recycling) or that if somethings come in you clear out some old stuff. Otherwise it creeps up year on year without you noticing! :) x

  5. 14th May 2017 / 9:26 pm

    My little girl (8 years old) is my secret weapon. She is like a drill sergeant. .I tell her the plan for the day and that she is the supervisor, she makes sure I do it. Then once everything is done we can go out to play. (I home-school her so this is her permanent position.

  6. Rachel Craig
    14th May 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Staying organised :- Be Prepared. Groceries have what you are using and spare. You never know when you may not make it to the shops due to ill health etc.

    Getting things done :- My fiancé seems good at this one. Somehow the second it is on his mind he want the task seen to. I think he is wary of forgetting. He does belong to some groups within the Community, and is helpful and supportive of others. Doesn’t matter what it is, he always seems keen to get it done, so that he knows it’s done. Testosterone, Adrenaline I don’t know what it is, but he has an Attitude of getting things done now!

  7. Zoe D
    14th May 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Writing lists! But colour coding them so I know what everything means. So I have different coloured list pads for different things such as shopping, things to do at home, work etc. Then for shopping I have separate lists for each shop! Sounds crazy and a lot of work but it helps!

  8. Saran Benjamin
    14th May 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Don’t let anyone touch or move anything in your work space otherwise you will never be able to find and do anything

  9. Tracy Gladman
    14th May 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Do a little every day to keep on top of it all.

  10. Danielle Pooley
    14th May 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Writing a to do list! That really helps to keep me on track

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  12. Jenny Watson
    14th May 2017 / 10:28 am

    I have an individual To Do List and a Family To Do List (that all members of the family are encouraged to look at and to Complete any task on the list that they choose). I make sure I put a variety of tasks on the Family List, none of them too difficult or time consuming. Usually around 40% of them get done, leaving me to more time to do the jobs no one else wants to do (like clean the loo – my favourite!). I still figure it’s a win for me, as everyone pitches in with no nagging from me. Occasionally I have to remind them “OK, who’s got themselves a job from the list”, but usually they’re pretty good at doing it themselves (sometimes there’s a rush to get the best job!). Teaches them satisfaction in completing a task, satisfaction in contributing, and that “Mum” doesn’t need (or want) to do EVERYTHING.

  13. Julie Scattergood
    14th May 2017 / 10:19 am

    I use an App to make electronic lists on my phone. I also use reminders.

  14. Abba Flores
    14th May 2017 / 10:15 am

    My biggest tip is to plan your day but prioritising and scheduling your tasks ahead of time with the use of a planner so that you will be more organised.

  15. Rachael Jose
    14th May 2017 / 9:42 am

    Lists. I would be a mess without them

  16. 14th May 2017 / 9:16 am

    I am a big fan of sticky notes. I leave them everywhere to remind me (& kids) to do things. I love using them at work too & I am a sucker for a cute design!

  17. Michelle Wild
    14th May 2017 / 8:57 am

    I do lists of things that need to be done and when they absolutely have to be done by so I can prioritise my tasks and ensure everything gets done just in the nick of time.

  18. Stephen Adams
    14th May 2017 / 8:13 am

    First make a to do list and then cut it down by 50% as half the things we think are important actually aren’t.

  19. 14th May 2017 / 7:40 am

    I make sure to have lists where I can see them and check things off.

  20. Deborah Mackenzie
    14th May 2017 / 6:39 am

    I keep a to do list and cross off as I go. Plus, use post it notes on the computer to remember special dates and things I need to look upl

  21. sion gibby
    14th May 2017 / 6:19 am

    anything that’ll take less than 3 minutes to do, do it there and then. it stops a big list piling up and is far more efficient!

  22. Patricia Avery
    14th May 2017 / 4:05 am

    Lists and post its are a way of life to me as I’ve got older. Those and a big diary that I keep near the back door and refer to several times a day. It lists everything from important appointments to what day to put the bins out :)

  23. 14th May 2017 / 3:20 am

    As a self-employed audio-transcriber working from home, if I wasn’t organised, I’d get absolutely nothing done! I used tabbed browsing to keep track of my work, and also keep virtual folders on my email so I can organise my emails/replies and things to do online that way. It works for me!

  24. christine westlake
    14th May 2017 / 2:37 am

    write everything down , keep a file for each project

  25. katrina adams
    14th May 2017 / 12:52 am

    Lists! I have lists everywhere and for everything. It seems to be a running theme in the comments section so glad I am not the only one!

  26. Carly Belsey
    14th May 2017 / 12:42 am

    Plan plan and plan again and make lots of lists

  27. Tess Dimitriou
    13th May 2017 / 8:51 pm

    Stop procrastinating and start actioning, even if it’s a little bit each day, record your achievements, it’ll keep you motivated.

  28. Becky Downey
    13th May 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Whether it’s an online task list, or a notepad or diary, that’s the best way to stay organised. have your goals ready for the day and cross them off and add to them to stay on track.

  29. Lou Green
    13th May 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Live by my lists!

  30. lexy
    13th May 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Meal plan, look at the week ahead and prioritise. Its so hard to balance work, life, family, money, eating healthy, exercising, shopping, adventures….its never going to be perfect but being organised makes going with the flow a lot easier.

  31. Kelly Ryan
    13th May 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Our whiteboard is great where everyone in the family can enter important dates so we know what’s going on!

  32. Rebecca Powell
    13th May 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Making lists – I always have lots of different ones on the go!!

  33. Bella Ri
    13th May 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Break your tasks into smaller tasks, prioritising the urgent tasks that need to be done and getting the easier tasks out the way, crossing them off once you’ve done each!

  34. Deanne Deluca
    13th May 2017 / 6:11 pm

    keep it simple have a system that works for you

  35. Roberto Colombi
    13th May 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Organisation, Preparation then Celebration!

  36. Shannon Wotton
    13th May 2017 / 11:07 am

    I write everything on my calendar and each morning I check it to see what I’ve got on to ensure I don’t forget anything important, like the kids having a curriculum day or casual clothes day at school!

  37. Julita
    13th May 2017 / 9:40 am

    Plan tasks and stick to the plan! :)

  38. Megan Quarrell
    13th May 2017 / 9:12 am

    Write my list and tick it off,
    Prioritise things I’ve often forgot.
    Most important first and the little things last.
    That list will disappear fast.

  39. paula cheadle
    13th May 2017 / 9:01 am

    keep a diary, and do things in a routine

  40. 13th May 2017 / 6:45 am

    I am miss organised at work, i made myself a tick sheet where i write down all the tasks i need to complete.

  41. Susan B
    13th May 2017 / 2:23 am

    It is accessible storage for me. I need to be able to find my stuff when I need to use it.

  42. Sarah Prescott
    12th May 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Plan things by writing a to do list

  43. Rajeeva Jayaratne
    12th May 2017 / 7:12 pm

    start and finish the most hated job first.

  44. Dawn Taylor
    12th May 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Get rid of the junk mail as soon as it arrives, don’t let it accumulate, and make lists your best friend. Lists help you stay on task, even if your days are completely interrupted, when things calm down, your list acts as a reference.

  45. Emily
    12th May 2017 / 12:01 pm

    I use a planner to stay organised and use lists.

  46. 12th May 2017 / 11:31 am

    I’m pretty anal, and love being organised. Everything has a place, and everything must be in that place. List’s are my favourite, and I have a beautiful notice board we made to post all my important things (lists) on, while also looking pretty.

  47. Samantha R
    12th May 2017 / 6:13 am

    Write lists but keep it in manageable chunks. I usually do it in 3s – usually 3 things that are related to each other. It’s a lot more manageable than a super long list and not knowing where to start.

  48. Dean Boyle
    12th May 2017 / 2:41 am

    Getting my wife to organise dates in her diary

  49. Elisabeth Martins
    12th May 2017 / 2:11 am

    To do lists, they are a godsend.
    I wouldn’t be able to complete things without them.

  50. tiffany wills
    11th May 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Write everything down, lists for everything :)

  51. donnatdwyer
    11th May 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Make organisation fun – use a planner you love, decorate it to give you joy, enjoy the satisfaction of crossing items off your to-do list, share your love of organisation with your family so they can be organised too!!

  52. 11th May 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I love to write everything down and decorate it with coloured writing and stamps to fancy it up and help me to remember important things.

  53. greig spencer
    11th May 2017 / 1:52 pm


    11th May 2017 / 11:25 am

    Alarms; I set heaps of alarms on my phone to remind me to do things (specialists appointments, got to Medicare, renew licence). Saved us on a lot of occasions

  55. Sophie Gavrilidis
    11th May 2017 / 9:49 am

    I use notes a lot on my iphone also write out list etc and just get on with things . I dont let cleaning build up i do a bit each night.

  56. Adrian Bold
    11th May 2017 / 8:28 am

    I’m on the PC a lot, and there’s a free web site called Remember The Milk which lets you make lists of things to do by day. Helps me out massively.

  57. lynn neal
    11th May 2017 / 7:16 am

    Focus on one task at a time and don’t panic and you will work your way through all that needs doing!

  58. Lisa D
    10th May 2017 / 11:32 pm

    I colour code the kids! Each child chooses a colour and all their school supplies are coordinated. Lunchboxes, drink bottles, pencil case etc. Makes it much easier to pack bags and no more bickering about whose items are lying on the floor.

  59. 10th May 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I write *everything* in my (Erin Condren) planner but I also use a bullet journal style sheet of grid paper for my regular daily ‘must do’ tasks of about 10 items. If I don’t complete these tasks, I know things will swiftly disintegrate (am ft sahm with preschooler and year 1 girls). Every day each item is completed, a box is coloured (multi coloured fine line sharpie yes I’m fussy and yes colour helps for some reason :) ). Life happens so sometimes things don’t get done. But at a glance I can see what’s been missed and easily prioritise tasks the next days accordingly. If too many boxes are not coloured, I can predict overwhelm before it happens, and prevent it. I’m prone to depression and anxiety and chaos triggers me, so while this system may seem overkill to some, for me, it absolutely works. It took me several years of reading household management books and websites to finally create my own system based on my own needs. I no longer feel overwhelmed and my bullet sheet list is one of my tools in maintaining my currently excellent mental (yah!!) mental health. Oh and I also use the Motivated Mom’s app – every Sunday I put the week’s tasks into my if planner as checklists for each day. Keeps me straight and removes need for thought. These are the seemingly little things I do to keep myself organised and in control – and most importantly I thereby have time to do the things I love and not just the boring buggery never-ending housework :)

  60. jessiechibber
    10th May 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Do things as soon as you can and create a list. Lists are the best way to keep track and tick off things that are done.

  61. Laura Power
    10th May 2017 / 10:27 pm

    A calendar in the Kitchen and the toilet!!

  62. Melissa Carroll
    10th May 2017 / 9:00 pm

    I do a load of laundry every day and hang it up inside on coat hangers. This saves time on folding and reduces ironing as the wrinkles drop out. On top of that I can hang out washing at any time of day or night, I don’t have to worry about unpredictable weather, my clothes don’t get sun faded and no bird poop!

  63. Annette
    10th May 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Lists. Daily, weekly, monthly, even yearly. Back up reminders in my phone for really important stuff. Sit down on Sunday night to go through the following week to keep on top and not get too out of control. This also lets me menu plan!

  64. 10th May 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I make myself lists and cross things off as i’ve done them. I keep several planners, diary’s to keep track of appointments & meetings. I even have a weekly chore list so I know what needs doing when so I don’t miss something or do something more than necessary x

  65. Renee
    10th May 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I learn from others, give myself time to create, review the week that was, reflect on all I enjoyed or would like to put behind me and add little memories too. Then think about the week ahead, add lists and remember to add things for me, the book I am reading or time to knit and reminders for little self keeping routines. I loveeee youtube clips watching others plan and receiving new stickers in the mail I didn’t realise could be so exciting.

  66. Kristina Fantenberg
    10th May 2017 / 8:26 pm

    When I’m at school, I write down all of my homework in my planner (with my gorgeous Plan with Mim stickers that all of my classmates love) and as soon as I get home I transfer it into a Kikki K to do list, which makes it a lot easier for me to see what I need to get done and prioritize. I also have a Kmart wall planner which I have written all of my test dates on so I can see the big picture in front of me and know when to start studying.

  67. Michaela Smith
    10th May 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Make a list :) :) :) :)

  68. Lisa Abejja
    10th May 2017 / 3:03 pm

    LISTS LISTS LISTS hahaha I’m the queen of lists, without them nothing would ever be remembered or be completed. I get great satisfaction crossing something off of one of my lists =D

  69. Nicole
    10th May 2017 / 2:26 pm

    To organise all awesome competitions i enter so i know what has expired. there is something so exciting about winning a prize and getting it in the mail.

  70. Jordan Jarmain
    10th May 2017 / 5:46 am

    I have a paper diary plus all my appointments go onto my phone with reminders set for the day before and an hour before as I’m notorious for getting dates mixed up otherwise. i also have a calendar with who is looking after our little girl every day to make sure she’s always got cover x

  71. Tracey F
    10th May 2017 / 5:39 am

    Don’t mess about, be on the go constantly. don’t sit down, there is no time!

  72. Lynn Brown
    10th May 2017 / 5:06 am

    lists, lists and more lists

  73. Karen Barrett
    9th May 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Lists, lots of lists plus I’m quite bossy! ;)

  74. Alex Telford
    9th May 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I love a list. Not only does it keep me organised, but there is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off! ☺️

  75. Claire Cooper
    9th May 2017 / 4:06 am

    Have a to-do list. With a long term medical condition I have to prioritise well to make sure I don’t do too much (pace) to ensure I don’t experience ‘payback’ (massive pain and fatigue for a number of days)

  76. Elizabeth Smith
    9th May 2017 / 1:47 am

    Don’t get married or have children! If you’re really struggling I think you need to look at your life and question if you really have to do everything you are squeezing into your time

  77. Hayley Elvin
    8th May 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I have a daily chores list pinned up with everyones jobs. A little bit a day keeps everything from mounting up.

  78. Heidi
    8th May 2017 / 7:52 pm

    My biggest tip is to simplify everything. Make sure everything has a place & make sure to return it to its place after use. Simple but powerful in my life <3

  79. Rebecca Gallen
    8th May 2017 / 3:30 pm

    The day before I make a list
    So that nothing will be missed
    I delegate jobs to the boys
    They have to pick up all their toys
    Break down big tasks to a smaller one
    So you feel like you get things done.

  80. Alex Reynolds
    7th May 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Downloadable tracking apps from the app store are probably my biggest helper! Neatly laid out reminders, and handy to-do lists!

  81. 7th May 2017 / 7:52 am

    Two things; creative supplies and a positive mind ????

  82. Amy
    6th May 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I call my desk my “organisation station”, which results in lots of groans from my husband! It’s all about planning and lists for me. I have spreadsheets, a physical calendar, a pin up board, and of course good old and written to-do lists for the ‘do today’ type tasks.
    My tip is to create a neat and tidy space to work in (so you feel in control!), and then create lists in whatever way works for you (i.e. lists on the phone work for some, physical lists work better for others).

  83. judy kennedy
    5th May 2017 / 11:56 pm

    a list is the only thing I do and then I loose the list and write another list

  84. Mary H
    5th May 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I’m the most disorganised woman in the world, so I have no tips to share. I need help sorting my shit out!

  85. 5th May 2017 / 1:39 pm

    Lists – and making sure all items are ticked off!

  86. 5th May 2017 / 9:07 am

    I cannot leave work until all the stick it notes on my computer are dealt with.Somedays are very long especially when people cotton on to my system and start adding stick it notes for my attention.

  87. Jenny Harlow
    4th May 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I like to keep 2 copies of events and commitments one on our calendar at home so the family are aware and secondly a diary for keeping organised on the go.

  88. ashna kenyon
    4th May 2017 / 6:33 pm

    I have a dairy that my family use daily. I also make lots and lots of lists.

  89. Sandra Fortune
    4th May 2017 / 12:09 am

    A planner , diary and leaving sticky notes on the fridge

  90. 3rd May 2017 / 8:06 am

    Make use of technology by using the alarm function and reminder functions on smartphones, but also use traditional pen and paper to write lists and reminds on! :)

  91. Layla
    3rd May 2017 / 6:32 am

    I make lists to keep myself organised and there is something satisfying about crossing items off the list.

  92. kimberley ryan
    2nd May 2017 / 11:22 pm

    lots of lists and sticky notes

  93. 2nd May 2017 / 8:13 am

    Do little bits, often ans post it notes are a real help.

  94. Marie B
    2nd May 2017 / 6:47 am

    Don’t put of chores you don’t want to do. Just go with it and do it. It’ll be out of the way instead of thinking about it until it’s done. Just do one thing at a time too!

  95. charlotte
    2nd May 2017 / 12:59 am

    to do lists! theres nothing more satisfying than ticking something off

    1st May 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I write a list every evening of things i need to do the next day & tick them off when done

  97. jellybabymom2
    1st May 2017 / 8:27 pm

    My filofax has really helped this year, and a new task app on my phone. Next I’m going to do bullet journal

  98. Christine
    1st May 2017 / 10:04 am

    The only ways to keep this house organised is to:
    1) Stop getting distracted by butterflies;
    2) Write a list, remember where I put it and follow it
    3) Most importantly send my chaotic man away on a FIFO job.

  99. Allan Wilson
    1st May 2017 / 2:22 am

    Marry a Virgo!!!!

  100. nearlydead
    1st May 2017 / 1:55 am

    Ensure you drink plenty of tea before trying to think in the mornings

  101. Judith Allen
    30th April 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I am so not one to be giving advice on being organised. To do lists. Make them doable, that means short and to the point. Certainly for daily and weekly ones, too long and it’s easy to prevaricate by picking off the easy ones.

  102. 30th April 2017 / 5:16 pm

    My biggest tip is to keep everything written down – you always have something to refer to then if you forget. A diary or a calendar are ideal

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  103. Sarah Corbett
    30th April 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Plan ahead and make lists! I’m currently sourcing supplies for a Bullet Journal too.

  104. Sharon Markwell
    30th April 2017 / 10:03 am

    I start preparing dinner at lunchtime otherwise I think I would go even battier than I am.

  105. Victoria Thurgood
    30th April 2017 / 9:14 am

    i keep a notebook of all the things i have to do

  106. Michelle Smith
    30th April 2017 / 4:46 am

    I live by the saying don’t put off what you can do today.

  107. Lorraine Langham
    30th April 2017 / 1:29 am

    Write everything down! I write on post-its, notepads and even on my hand in an emergency!

  108. Annabel Greaves
    29th April 2017 / 11:42 pm

    I like to make a note of key tasks to achieve in a day, at least if I can do some of them I feel like I have achieved something

  109. rebecca smith
    29th April 2017 / 9:10 pm

    make a list and work from top to bottom but don’t rush

  110. kathy CLARK
    29th April 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Write things down and tick them off as you do them

  111. Robyn
    29th April 2017 / 6:10 pm

    My tip would need to be always write it down (a couple times) because it means that you have an another copy if anything happens to the other one

  112. T Brailey
    29th April 2017 / 5:42 pm

    I love making lists it helps to keep me motivated and on track

  113. Sapna S
    29th April 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Give everything a apecific place & make sure to put everything back in its place after use.

  114. Tracie Cooper
    29th April 2017 / 10:18 am

    I use my EC planner to write down all my monthly tasks and prioritize my daily tasks! If have a thought about something it goes in the appropriate category of my planner. I also have a to do basket with my all my papers to be file and processed.

  115. Nik
    29th April 2017 / 1:41 am

    I put a list of everything important in my phone – especially appointments and things to bring to my mother’s when I visit her! I leave to-do lists on scraps of paper on my desk and cross items off with satisfaction. Something I learned from my dad – never leave a kitchen messy before you go to bed!

  116. 28th April 2017 / 10:00 pm

    We have a family calendar with everyone’s name in a separate column so that we can write each individuals appointments under their name. We live by the calendar – if it’s not on the calendar – it’s not happening.

  117. 28th April 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Write is all down. ALL. OF. IT. For me, if it isn’t on the list it is missed. I also have a top three must do’s for each day, then the rest falls underneath. Often I will avoid the hard stuff though and so must give myself a spank to “eat the frog” and do those big things first.

  118. Kristy F
    28th April 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Constantly keeping a list and keeping it on me, crossing off as I go and if I am able to, I do the longest or hardest job first as then it feels like you accomplished something and its all miminal work from there.

  119. 28th April 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I have just bought some recycled plastic fruit and vege bags from Nourished Life to try to cut down on my plastic use this year. My attempt at being organised (and to try to remember to use them!) is to keep them in the car at all times – straight after shopping and emptying, back in the car they go! Let’s hope I can stick to it…

  120. sue perry
    28th April 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Give yourself plenty of time to complete tasks if your going away on Friday start a list a week out & add to it all week then start packing the day before

  121. Narissa
    28th April 2017 / 10:46 am

    My tip to keep organised would be don’t have kids or send them to grandmas while you go organise things with a glass of wine on hand ????????

    Kidding ofcourse, my tip would be to keep everything in the one place organised. I learnt from my mistake of having 5 different “junk” draws in different rooms lol. Having just the one and and keeping it up to date has really helped with my sanity and organisation :)

  122. Milena
    28th April 2017 / 5:57 am

    I always stick notices on my fridge because thats where I go to throughout my day!

  123. Judith R.
    28th April 2017 / 12:48 am

    I do everything immediately. For example, the postman brings mail. I immediately open the letters and deal with them, paying bills, replying to invitations, etc.

    27th April 2017 / 10:27 pm

    I make notes of everything i’ve to do and if for some reason i never use something very often then i bin it.

  125. Victoria
    27th April 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Never do anything later you could do right now! Unpacking the school bag? Fill in the notes then and there. Moving between rooms? Look for something to put away as you go, even if you’re just moving it to the right spot. Write things down on a calendar and try to be consistent in your approach, chaos is the enemy of a happy and stress free life… now if I only I can take my own advice consistently, #serenity!

  126. Anna
    27th April 2017 / 4:48 pm

    WRITE IT DOWN!!!!!!! Once you’ve made a list of the million and one things you have to complete, they somehow seem a lot less daunting and a lot more achievable after you have put pen to paper.

  127. Amy Dickson
    27th April 2017 / 8:00 am

    I always plan on a Sunday evening for the rest of the week which allows me to think about what is on that week and how I can work around it all

  128. jo liddement
    27th April 2017 / 5:01 am

    I write lists and cross each item off as it is completed and tend to do my housework on one day of the week and then do a top up each day

  129. Shade Oluloro
    27th April 2017 / 1:15 am

    I make to-do lists for every single day! I also have little habits like washing all the dishes before bed and cleaning for ~30 minutes everyday so I can stay on top of it.

  130. Samma G.
    27th April 2017 / 12:41 am

    Being kind to yourself. If life happens and you can’t stick to your plans, just revise them instead of getting overwhelmed.

  131. Kell
    26th April 2017 / 10:59 pm

    A colour coded Magnetic calendar on the fridge where everyone can see it. And Colour coded magnets on the other fridge door for Notes, Notices and forms.

  132. Michelle
    26th April 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Telling a friend about what I’m doing, keeps me accountable.

  133. Kelly Brown
    26th April 2017 / 8:47 pm

    My biggest tip to keep things organized is to keep things tidy and simple.

  134. 26th April 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I make lists! I have multiple notebooks for all my lists and I always use colored pens so it looks pretty ????

  135. Ailsa
    26th April 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Make a to do list every night . And declutter!

  136. Jacky B
    26th April 2017 / 2:11 pm

    When I realise I’m avoiding tasks I decide to set aside a set amount of time to work on it ie 30 minutes, I set the timer on my phone and devote myself fully to that task for that amount of time and when the timer beeps I stop. I find it helps me focus and because the time is limited I work quicker and knowing that I can stop when the timer does helps.

  137. Amy Pennington
    26th April 2017 / 11:33 am

    Plan and do as much in advance as possible, to save stressing out over things at the last minute!

  138. Lorraine B
    26th April 2017 / 7:01 am

    Use a planner and make a list of the top 3 things that need to be done each day. This keeps it manageable but makes sure what is really neded is done.

  139. D Gibbons
    26th April 2017 / 6:12 am

    I write it down (in my beloved planner) or I forget it. I use categories (e.g. health, work, family) so as not to have one never-ending list.

  140. Annie
    26th April 2017 / 5:24 am

    eek…I hit reply before I finished. If this isn’t alright to continue then please don’t post.
    I also use a checklist app that reminds me of important dates, short and long term goals. Between the two tools I usually can keep up with everything. The two things I write in my planner every week is: Life happens so don’t freak out when your plans go up in smoke! The other: Today I choose joy.

  141. Lorraine Stone
    26th April 2017 / 5:22 am

    Be realistic in your hopes for organisation. Make a plan, be flexible and stay calm if all goes wrong!

  142. 26th April 2017 / 5:17 am

    Thank you so much for the chance(s) to win such lovely and generous prizes!
    I’m a list lover! I use my EC planner as my journal too. The space at the bottom of each week is where I make notes for the following week.

  143. Sheena Batey
    26th April 2017 / 3:39 am

    Keep your workspace tidy that way you have a head start

  144. Anita vorachith
    26th April 2017 / 12:28 am

    Having a clean space & decorating my planner and making lists while playing a youtube “plan with me videos” in the background. I love when everything is checked off so i HAVE to do what’s written down.

  145. maria blythin
    25th April 2017 / 11:04 pm

    i use a diary and notebook together then i know all my little scribbles are in the same place x

  146. Stevie
    25th April 2017 / 8:55 pm

    I like to use a journal. I find things easier to remember once I’ve written it down.

  147. Samara McRae
    25th April 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Lists, lists and more lists. I love making lists of things I need to get done. An even better thing is to see them getting crossed off as ypu complete each task. Very motivating.

  148. Ruth Harwood
    25th April 2017 / 8:07 pm

    notes on the fridge!!

  149. 25th April 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Making notes and always carrying a pen and paper so I can always jot things down on the go. Updating my diary and calendar as quickly as I can

  150. Bridget Rayner
    25th April 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Have a routine and write things down on large calendar, have it where you can see it everyday.

  151. Suzie
    25th April 2017 / 4:47 pm

    Pre plan then in my planner and then a daily to do list if needed!

  152. 25th April 2017 / 4:33 pm

    The biggest thing that keeps me organised is I just have my planner in front of me. If I put my planner next to me, I’m always finding reasons to use it.

  153. Miss Ashton
    25th April 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! I’m a teacher and always struggle to stay organised with so many things to do! This year I’m taking my colleague’s very simple advice: do things immediately. The minute I read an email, I try to respond straight away. When I finish an activity with my students, I make sure that MY mess is packed away at the end, rather than leaving until the end of the day. Otherwise it’s just one more thing added to the endless pile of tasks. Simple, but it’s really keeping me sane this year (always helpful in a room full of 5-year-olds)!

  154. Graham Ross
    25th April 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Put all of your important papers in folders and label them up

  155. Ida Olas
    25th April 2017 / 3:19 pm

    I usually use an organizer to write things that need to be done. I use bullet style! When I finished the task I like to cross out what I accomplished. It makes me feel good the more lines I cross out!!

  156. Kirsten Funes
    25th April 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Not getting more things on to do list that I know I won’t be able to get done. And if I happen to have to much… ASK FOR HELP!

  157. Amelia
    25th April 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Keeping track of chores and to dos definitely needs written lists for me. Checking them off gives me a world of satisfaction amd keeps me motivated haha!

  158. Belinda Jones
    25th April 2017 / 1:41 pm

    So many

  159. Becky Palmer
    25th April 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Writing a to do list and ticking things off as they get done.

  160. MGillies
    25th April 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I swear by lists – when thought out out well and jotted down the chance of mishaps is very far and between

  161. 25th April 2017 / 11:21 am

    I’m a list person, so obviously lists are important. I have a master list and then choose three things from it each day to get done. That way, priorities can change and the day’s tasks are not unachieveable.

  162. Joni Langos
    25th April 2017 / 9:53 am

    Not having kids! On a serious note, having a great support network of friends and family who are willing to babysit so that you have some uninterrupted time to organise.

  163. sonya
    25th April 2017 / 9:45 am

    Marry someone who is organised and good at getting things done! That’s how I’ve done it! ;-)

  164. Alice G-W
    25th April 2017 / 9:21 am

    My biggest tip for staying organised and getting things done is.. Don’t procrastinate! I am a huge procrastinator and I find that limiting my time on blogs like this one when I have to work to do a great help, and then rewarding myself with a treat afterwards! Also having no distractions is a great help. As for staying organised.. Post its are God’s gift, put them somewhere visible and make sure theyre colourful so you can’t miss them!

  165. Melvin Golden
    25th April 2017 / 9:13 am

    Always right it down.

  166. Maree Gray
    25th April 2017 / 8:05 am

    I keep a personal and work diary and I make sure that my husband has his diary synchronised with mine. It makes it so much easier when making plans.

  167. Alison Macdonald
    25th April 2017 / 7:51 am

    Lists!! And more lists ????

  168. Bargainsmumy15 (@bargainsmummy15)
    25th April 2017 / 7:37 am

    I’m constantly keeping notes writing on my hands etc it’s so helpful to keep note of almost everything

  169. tee Simpson
    25th April 2017 / 6:26 am

    have a xdesignaed area for work and keep it clean. also write lists of things to do

  170. claire woods
    25th April 2017 / 6:04 am

    putting lists on the calendar

  171. Ema J Lowe
    25th April 2017 / 5:08 am

    make a list and tick off the jobs once completed

  172. Jade Pawley
    25th April 2017 / 4:51 am

    I live by making lists..Its my number one way to stay organised. Anything & everything can be on a list!

  173. 25th April 2017 / 4:51 am

    Pretty stationary always helps me and also having a good sort out each week.

  174. Angela Treadway
    25th April 2017 / 4:08 am

    use an app to write done stuff you need to do, helps you organise. its certainly been great for me! x

  175. Sue McCarthy
    25th April 2017 / 2:50 am

    I have a diary system, mark the calendar in the kitchen, have job lists, shopping lists and write a note as soon as I think of something, otherwise these days I forget what I’ve just thought :-( !!

  176. christina Glover
    25th April 2017 / 2:47 am

    I live by lists. I have a daily to do list and a weekly to do list and weekly meal planners that I use to stay on track.

  177. Andrea Fletcher
    25th April 2017 / 2:23 am

    Write everything down on a calendar.

  178. Lindsey
    25th April 2017 / 1:11 am

    I work 3 jobs and am in school with 2 kids with medical needs, I HAVE to stay organized. So, I have three planners, one with life, one with school, and one with “work”.
    I make everything super cute and reflective of what has to get done that week (I.e. LOTS of coffee for busy weeks), and have lists and sticky notes every where. I function with organized chaos :)

  179. Paul Halling
    25th April 2017 / 12:30 am

    lists – without these we would not get by lol!!!

  180. Caitlin
    24th April 2017 / 11:45 pm

    I make everything visually appealing. I find that when my to do lists or even just my dinner schedule is visually appealing I become more focused on working on that and not getting of track.

  181. Jaclyn Reynolds
    24th April 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I make to do lists and share my goals with family so they can remind me if I’m off track! :)

  182. Jo Curtis
    24th April 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I use lists for everything but I also have 2 things that I try to do to keep organised. First one I learned from a colleague. She taught me if something can be done in less than 5 minutes do it there and then. Secondly if there are jobs/tasks I don’t want to do I watch the clock and give myself 20 minutes. I make myself work on these tasks for 20 and when time is up I can stop. It makes me do jobs I don’t want to do!

  183. Tony Metcalfe
    24th April 2017 / 9:26 pm

    A place for everything, and everything in its’ place, and use a diary.

  184. Leanne Medina
    24th April 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Make achievable goals. Use a planner/diary and check it daily.

  185. Lora Guider Dillard
    24th April 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I try to make planning a priority by sitting down with my planner at the same time every day, as time allows.

  186. iain maciver
    24th April 2017 / 7:54 pm

    a good plan and routine

  187. Amy Macdonald
    24th April 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Lists. Lists. Lists and lists of lists. I write listsfor everything.

  188. Mikaela C
    24th April 2017 / 7:48 pm

    lists,lists and more lists!

  189. Susan Smith
    24th April 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Have a diary for appoinments, book for notes to myself and bills all in individual folders

  190. Ashley Beech
    24th April 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Do things as you go along rather than letting them pile up. It will save you forgetting things, like I forgot to take my son to a birthday party on Friday :/

  191. 24th April 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Hi Mim, beautiful stationery packs you have to give away! I use my Google account to keep everything organised and always have my email, calendar and drive open. I’ve a master spreadsheet that has tabs for my budget, meal plan, shopping list and to-do list. I’d be lost without my spreadsheets!!

  192. Joanne Hutchings
    24th April 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Keep lists and a diary so that you can keep on track.

  193. Cheryl Moulton
    24th April 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Do one chore at a time, otherwise you get wrapped up in one and forget everything else, or have no time, write a list, and prioritise from urgent, down to least important.

  194. Christy Caldwell
    24th April 2017 / 3:52 pm

    To do lists on paper actually helps me. If it’s on pretty pages it helps.

  195. lindsey c
    24th April 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Paper diary on top of my electronic one and a to do list!

  196. Xzavia green
    24th April 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I must have a list!! In plain sight otherwise I’ll forget.
    A colourful list that attracts the eye is a must, satisfaction of crossings things off it ensures I complete it tio.

  197. 24th April 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Stick to the plan, anytime I get distracted, reiterate the plan in my mind, and appreciate when I get back on course to strenghten completion

  198. Kate Slack
    24th April 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Lists! And do things as you think of them rather than leave it till later.

  199. Harline Parkin
    24th April 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Make a list has I’m busy working it helps me a great deal

  200. Kristina S
    24th April 2017 / 1:00 pm

    I’d be lost without the reminder app on my phone. We all mean well and make lists but since those lists can’t talk I need some help with reminders to pay bills, buy gifts, send birthday message etc.
    I use the ” Remind Me ” app it’s free and you can colour code reminders add notes and even icons.

  201. 24th April 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Keep a wallplanner in the kitchen to add days/dates to remember. Use coloured highlighters to highlight important/special dates.

  202. TheresaJenkins
    24th April 2017 / 12:38 pm

    biggest tip in getting things done is to do them not put them off

  203. Anthea Cornish
    24th April 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Rise early,get the kids to help and have a routine. I always like to have an up to date planner too.

  204. Christina
    24th April 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Plan, organise, and stay focused on the task at hand

  205. Carmen
    24th April 2017 / 11:08 am

    Diarise everything and make sure I don’t snooze any alarms

  206. Deborah Bolam
    24th April 2017 / 11:03 am

    I have two diaries a paper book one as well as one on the iphone I like to be organised and know what is happening in my life everyday

  207. 24th April 2017 / 10:35 am

    My tip for staying organised is using a planner and trying to focus on one big thing at a time. Of course, Easter and the school holidays have thrown me off, but now I can get back into staying organised!

  208. 24th April 2017 / 9:42 am

    I make lists of things that need to get done each day.

  209. Rebecca Costa
    24th April 2017 / 7:52 am

    To keep organized I do things that come up as soon as they come up. I do my grocery shopping on a Tuesday or a Thursday as they the days my local NQR get there deliveries so more chance to get their advertised specials!!

  210. Margaret GALLAGHER
    24th April 2017 / 7:51 am

    Always keep a daily diary of to do and maybe or later
    At the nd of each day week you’ll find it so helpful

  211. paula h
    24th April 2017 / 7:20 am

    I work full time and don’t like spending all weekend cleaning and washing, so I do a load of washing every morning and fold/iron each night.
    A shopping list is always on the fridge and I add to it as soon as something is low or runs out……but it doesn’t help when I forget the list when I go to the shops.
    I need sticky notes everywhere as reminders :)

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