How do you stay organized?
Submitted by devillibrarian.
How can I not answer my own QOTD?!?! And seriously, how bad is it that I've only just now seen it?
Anywho, the reason I submitted this question is because I am horribly, horribly disorganized in my life. I make vague attempts at organization and then get very, very, VERY bored before I'm done. For keeping my knitting and yarn habits somewhat organized, I give thanks for Ravelry. I shudder to think what yarn goblins I may have succumbed to without the drive to input all of the yarn I own into their database. Ravelry, organizational crack I keep going back to.
In keeping myself generally organized in what I have to do with my every day life, I have a paper work calendar, a more detailed general life calendar, a Palm TX and craploads of Super Sticky Post-It Notes. I think my addiction to office supplies helps my attempts at organization. I get to play with colored pens and Post-It Notes!
Thanks to my genetic defect (third generation librarian), my book collection remains fairly organized, when I can keep them on the shelves. As to actually knowing what I own, I greatly, greatly enjoy LibraryThing. Still need to block out a whole three-day weekend to getting the whole collection on there, though.
But all of that is meta-organization. When it comes to physical objects (not including the books that somehow stay on their appointed shelves), I just can't seem to contain my cluttered, pack rat existence. I think I need to bring my sister over here and pay her to crack the whip over me so I can throw out the stuff I know I need to but have a hard time doing.