15 Resources to Organize Your Home, Computer, Work, and Life

Self on 04.04.12
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I feel sometimes that I am on a constant quest to get organized. There is just so much I want to do with my life, and so little time in which to get it all done. My eternal hope is that being more organized will allow me to do and be more, and miss and regret less.

That might be a lot to expect from a day planner.

Even if these resources don't make me into Super Woman, they may help us control the chaos - at least a little.

For Your Home

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1. FlyLady - website to help you organize household chores

2. Simplify - an ebook by popular minimalism blogger Joshua Becker

3. SimpleMom.net - a blog to help any home manager get organized.

4. MealMixer - an online menu planner that considers your tastes and diet, and generates an organized shopping list.

For Your Digital Life

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5. DropBox - a file sharing system that lets you sync digital files across all of your computers and mobile devices.

6. Remember the Milk - online task manager

7. Evernote - web and mobile app to help you track all your notes and ideas

8. Flickr - organize your online photos with tags, sets, and dated archives.

For Your Work

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9. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - book that introduces the popular GTD productivity method by David Allen.

10. InBox Zero - an hour-long YouTube video about how to process your email  inbox and get it down to zero once and for all.

11. Tungle.me - tool to easily plan and manage meetings

12. Genius Scan - turn your iPhone into a scanner and eliminate the paper pile and shoebox filing system from your office.

For Everything Else

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13. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - book to help you focus on what matters most

14. Lifehacker - website offering a constant stream of productive and organizational tips and tricks

15. Taking Control: The Organizing Podcast - a weekly podcast about organizing all aspects of your life.

What are your favorite resources for getting organized?

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