Sunday, February 26, 2012

Getting Organized--It's Never Too Late

So, many people are all about getting organized at the beginning of January as a New Year's Resolution.  However, apparently I was a little slow this year. But, with the beginning of March I am ready to undertake some important goals that I have been dancing around for the last two months.

One of the problems is that I am great at making lists; however, as soon as the list is completed I promptly lose it, forget about, or never refer to it again.  When I found this perfect organization chart, I had to make it for myself.

The crafty genius, Rachel, at Cornflower Blue Studio was skillful enough to use a ruler and a sharpie to create her Goal List.  I have a secret confession though: since I was in grade school I have had a problem with rulers.  It started in 4th grade with Sister Amy, a stern and intimidating tiny woman.  She insisted that we have clear plastic rulers.  The only problem was that they broke easily.  So, I was forever breaking the rulers and having to beg my mom to replace them so as not to infuriate Sister Amy.  Since then rulers have never been my friend.

As a result, I bypassed the ruler work and used Paint Shop Pro to make perfectly symmetrical boxes and add a few birds too.  I think I am addicted to birds since the Portlandia skit "Put a Bird on It".  So here is the finished product and a link to download your own Goal List. It is formatted as a 11x17 document and I sent it to Office Max to be printed and laminated and it was very reasonable. 
Click Here to Download

Here is the finished product with Post-it Notes.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for creating this! Like yourself, I loved the idea of the list but am not skilled with rulers at all, so was thinking of doing the same. Thanks for saving me the trouble!

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  2. THANK YOU for creating it in a downloadable fashion! I found the comment you left in the original blog post (which I found on Pinterest)... I NEED this, but I do not have the time or steady hand to sit down and do it manually. THANKS! =D

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  3. I too found this cute Goal List (or To Do List) originaly on Pinterest and then on Cornflower Blue. I love this updated version w/ extra space and the cute little birds (I love birds too)... Thanks for posting the document here ...

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  4. Thanks for sharing this!! Much easier than attempting to use a ruler!! AHHH I was always the kid that drew crooked lines even with rulers. At my job we do a 6 Most important things of the day and this will make it 10 times easier!!

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  5. I love this, thank you so much!

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  6. This is how I lesson plan since things aren't always getting done in the exact hour box I wrote them down (elementary).

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