One of my main resolutions goals for 2015 was to be better at time management, so I had many a brainstorming session on ways that I could cut down on unnecessary wasted time. What it all boiled down to was that I needed to create a new world of organization for myself. Lists and endless Post-It notes were not going to cut it any longer. By creating a more streamlined blogging process for myself, I would have more time to do… well all the things that need to be done + have some free time for myself. It’s time for major organization to save my sanity. See the four ways I’m doing just that with a little help from HP in today’s full post.
Getting a wardrobe rack specifically for items that I want to share on APoL seems like such a no-brainer now that I have one. Before, I’d have them hanging around our bedroom so that they would always be in sight. I knew if I put them in my closet, I’d either forget about them, wear them and potentially mess them up before I shot them or they would be sucked into my closet black hole. Now they are still in sight and designated in their own area. Jordan is super relieved about this one considering our bedroom is a whole lot tidier.
The same idea above applies to accessories that I want to share with you guys. What once ended up in jewelry bags on top or inside of our dresser is now stowed on accessory carts. These carts are not only reserved for jewelry but for any other item that I want blog about. They are right beside my desk for easy access when I’m writing my posts as well. Once they’re blogged, I can remove them from my cart! I can’t even count how many times that I’ve forgotten to include items in posts because they were smaller and I missed seeing them on my dresser. Visually having them right where I can see them now cuts down on my searching time!
Custom Notepads + Content Calendar
Oh my, the number of notepads I’ve gone through! I jot down tons of notes and ideas, but it all ends up written down in different places. Most times, I’ll have part of it written down and then the rest of it is somewhere in an email. I waste a lot of time going back to read through emails or find a specific set of notes. And crap, which notebook or notepad did I even write it in? I’ve seriously got four different notepads going on. At some point, I decided I had to create my own notepad to keep everything in one place. A place for all the notes about a specific post, a specific brand or just an overall idea about a future post. These are the sneak peeks of a notepad I’m actually launching very, very soon. (I’m showing these photos because it’s not actually the final product – this was my test notepad to tweak and fix!) I also heavily rely on a content calendar year round to help me organize posts and content ideas!
I am at a desk all day, but that doesn’t mean I can get everything accomplished inside my office. I need something on-the-go but more than just a smart phone. That’s where the HP x360 comes in. With its four different modes – laptop, tablet, tent and stand – I’m able to multi-task away from my desk in ways that I never could before. I can use it as a tablet to browse my Pinterest boards for outfit ideas while I’m planning for photoshoots. I can use it as a laptop while traveling out of town or in tent mode while I’m catching up with my DVR and catching up on emails (by far my favorite way to use it, haha). It’s lightweight, super thin and fits into my Parker satchel, so I can bring it anywhere with me! Oh and did I mention the keyboard is removable, so if I need to just carry it as a tablet, I totally have the option to do that too. HP is literally bending (and removing) the rules of typical laptop/tablet technology!
But this is only a small part of the fun things that HP has going on right now…
HP is hitting the road with singer Meghan Trainor this month to cover her US tour and help it come to life in the “All About That Tour” behind the scenes videos. From her hair to her choreography, there will be video clips of all the action to help fans get a first-hand glimpse of the tour. (Hosted by a team of fabulous co-stars including a personal favorite of mine Bri Emery of Design Love Fest!) There will also be a fan-generated documentary along each tour stop. Footage from Vine, Instagram, YouTube and more will be stitched together to create a tour documentary solely made up from fan footage. You can follow along with “All About That Tour” by watching the episodes or following @hp on social media for updates!
This post was sponsored and inspired by HP, but all opinions (and organizational tips) are my own!
Any questions about where to find anything you see in my office, please email me at [email protected] or see the links below for furniture!
office chair / accessory carts / wardrobe rack