Fall, Soup, and Organization

It’s fall! Well, it’s September and that’s close enough, right?

Regardless, my fall decor is up and the first pot of soup is simmering on the stove. Panera Bread Copycat Broccoli and Cheese.

One thing I always do when I decorate for a holiday or season is go over my organizational methods and review what’s working and what’s more trouble than it’s worth. In my opinion, organization methods should be simple and effortless to stick to. The more complicated a system is, the less likely you are to stick with it.

I’ve tried many systems over the years, but I keep coming back to my one tried and true: tickler file. I learned about the tickler file when I worked at Edward Jones Investments. They were BIG on organization, efficiency, and “only touch paper once.” I am forever grateful for all the training I received while in their employ.

The tickler system uses a set of folders for each of the months of the year and another set with numbers 1-31 for the days in the month. There are a number of wonderful videos on YouTube that walk you through setting up and using the tickler system. If you’d like for me to make a video, let me know in the comments.

The other system I use is a day planner, which needs no explanation. I carry it with me to keep track of events, important dates, workshops, personal days for my family.

Finally, I created a social media marketing notebook. I’m only beginning to venture into the realm of social media marketing for my writing, so I needed a tactile place to keep track of information pertaining tp each of the social media outlets I use. Stay tuned for an in-depth look inside my marketing notebook!

Well, that’s all I have for y’all this evening. Lemme know what you think in the comments and while you’re at it….leave me some yummy soup recipes!!

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