Category Archives: Organization

…decently and in order

When it comes to work, just as with my budgeting habits I try to stay on top of things since I’ve found being efficient is much better than “flying by the seat of my pants.” A few days ago, I stumbled upon a new to me software titled, Harvest. I must say the title appealed to me since I do enjoy growing things in our garden. It makes me think of all the efforts that go into the finished produce and the pride that I feel as I pick the produce to turn it into something awesome or share with others.

Since I cannot share my administrative tasks with others, at least not yet, I’ve been thinking about a more efficient way to get this accomplished without at much effort from myself. While I’ve used Quicken in the past, I’m not overly fond with it and I’m more than eager to give Harvest a try. Since it’s free for 30 days, I’ll sign up within the next few days and put the software through it’s paces. Perhaps, it’ll be love at first entry, just like YNAB. We’ll see! With my freelance work, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve never missed a deadline so even though I might jump through extra hoops to get things accomplished, I’ve been able to stay on top of things.

Although I have a good memory, I do write my appointments/deadlines down in a notebook or planner. I like planners that are refillable. I recently purchased this refillable planner, it should arrive soon. Naturally a refillable planner appeals to the frugal part of me, that wants to hang onto an item for a long time.

So of course you know a monthly calendar/whiteboard is perfect for someone like myself. I love that I can see what’s happening for the entire month. With all the ways that I cover the bases for freelance work, I should never have an excuse for not getting my assignments completed on time and this is important because next month, my freelance workload is going to hit a new record. The beauty of that is, I work around my schedule and from home with the occasional on site audit.