If you don't know, Evernote is a popular web app that allows you to remember things by keeping a "note" of them. Clip everything from photos and urls to full articles and web pages for future reference, and create your very own searchable, vastly unlimited archive. I joined it way back in April 2012 and used it for a few weeks, only to find that I didn't have much need for it. I really didn't need Evernote for making lists, since I already had another app for that, and I didn't have much need to keep urls, articles, and web pages for future reference. Besides, I have a Kindle Fire, which cannot take photos, so that part is useless. I also still don't have a smartphone, so I don't use my current cell phone to access the Internet at all. Although I couldn't find uses for it when I joined, the app still comes highly recommended, and is typically popular among most users.
All that is Changing
With this new blog as well as some instructions from my business coach, I think I will be using this app a lot more. I will be needing help keeping track of resources to reference, and I do have business and personal goals for the year that I will need all the support I can get in achieving. Revisiting my account after nine months dug up a few nuggets, such as an outdated list of contact information for Congress, my list of 2012 goals for my business (I did not reach most of them, but that's because I didn't have a plan), and several content marketing articles that I need to read over the next few days. I've cleared out the outdated notes, and have organized relevant notes by learning how to create new notebooks and label them. Now, I need to find a whole bunch of things to remember and to reference.
My Whole Life Needs Serious Organization
The biggest way it needs organization is that I need furniture for my home office. Right now, I have two itty-bitty computer desks put together in an L-shape, my files and belongings in plastic bags on the floor, additional books and belongings in piles on other parts of the floor, and papers and even more books scattered across the little desk space I do have. I don't have the room to write or to set things aside that I am going to attend to later. I don't have the room to eat and to watch something on my laptop. I don't like the clutter as it makes it extra difficult for me to be productive and to find things when I need them. Plus, my home office doesn't look all that professional right now. Not to mention, my two desks aren't connected, so I have a gap between them that is really annoying. The desk that I primarily work on is also wobbly. It's all just oodles of fun.
Couldn't We All Use a Little More Organization?
Yeah, probably, which explains why creative organizational techniques are so popular are Pinterest (someone collect them all and start a interior organization company. Or, I'll do it. I don't mind being an entrepreneur and making money). I've come across a couple of good ones on Pinterest, like using shower caddies to organize fruit in your kitchen. I need to do this because, right now, fruit sits in the pantry where I forget that I have it.
Oh, did you really think I was gonna get to the organizing now? Although I really can't do much about the fruit or the home office now, I'm actually doing to spend more time getting work done, or maybe finally getting to those topics that I've been needing to do for a week now.