I have been a student for almost six years now, and in those six years we have got married, bought a house, had two babies – life continues as usual of course! So in amongst all of this real life-stuff going on, I ha desperately have to try and stay organised. This can be really hard with two little ones running around and the tween pulling on my arm and ear. I thought I would share with you what helps to keep me organised amongst the chaos – sometimes it’s the little things that really help!
|My organised mess??|
Viking Direct have been kind enough to send me these supplies to help me on my way in my final year as an undergraduate.
1. Box File
I tend to use these to keep all of my notes in. I don’t always have time for filing or sorting papers, but I know that at least if they go in the box they are safe away from tiny hands and I can sort them out when I get a bit of spare time. I love how the lever pins down my notes – they can be pretty messy at times, especially if I have written them on the go. This way everything is kept together.
Of course pens. I try and keep these all together away from the kids, but this is not always possible. Rosie is constantly coming up to me and saying “Write Rosie” so when I do, she nabs the pen and does all sorts of spectacular designs.
Obsessed by them. They can hold my page, they get stuck on my notes, on my books – I write sticky notes for the kids, to-do lists, shopping lists – you name it, it goes on a post –it. Love them.
4. Post-It Markers
Now these are really beautiful. I use these to highlight key points in my books or as dividers in my note books. Essential. I get slightly panicky when these start to run out.
Some people don’t like to ‘ruin’ their books with highlighting or writing. I am not one of those people. I love having my books covered in notes and everything!
So there you go – here are my essentials. The main thing now is to keep the things away from the kids – which is a tougher task than you might think!