When you’re trying to do anything well, it’s good to have some tools in your toolbox. Every tool won’t work for every task, but here is a short list of my favorite productivity tools.
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We mainly use Trello for homeschool organization and scheduling, but you could also use it for homemaking organization or for your small business.
Trello is free and is a list-making and organizational app. I like to explain it like a desktop full of sticky notes and lists. But instead of drowning in paper clutter, it’s all online.
You can create lists for all of your responsibilities, then create specific tasks and schedule in due-dates for them.
Since Trello is a visual productivity tool, it’s probably easiest to take a look at my videos on Trello.
Here are some things you could organize on Trello:
- meal plans
- grocery lists
- chore lists
- gift ideas
- volunteer tasks
- business tasks
- team management
- homeschool schedules & tasks
A bullet journal is another favorite tool of mine! It’s customizable, and fully able to organize just about anyone because it fits your style, not the other way around.
Plus, it’s inexpensive! You can grab a cute bullet journal for less than $10 instead of spending loads of money on someone else’s pre-made journal.
You can check out all my bullet journal resources here:
Post It Notes
Sometimes you just need a good, old fashioned Post It Note. But – beware! You can get carried away with these and then you just have paper clutter.
I like to keep Post Its by my bed, so as I’m falling asleep and a great idea pops into my head, I can write it down. Then, in the morning, I put that idea where it needs to be to get it done – in Trello or in my bullet journal.
Post It Notes are a great way to group like tasks together and get them done quickly.
For example, if I’m headed out to the garage and need to get 3 things done, I list them on a Post-It, stick it near the garage door, and grab the note when it’s time to head outside.
Or, if I need to discuss a few items of household business with my husband later on today, I’ll jot them on a sticky note, put it in a prominent place on the kitchen counter, and grab it when it’s time to chat after dinner.
What are your favorite productivity tools? Share below!