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Get it done!

October 17, 2014

From the amount of blog posts (or rather the lack of them) you might have guessed that I had a lot to do. There was so much happening in the last weeks, I don’t even know where to begin and where my mind is. It’s been crazy. First of all: I quit my job (say: what?!) and became self-employed in Content Marketing and Styling. Both opportunities presented themselves through this blog. Isn’t that even more crazy? So be prepared for some blog posts on self employment, good choices and bad influences. I’m not really talking about this right now. It’s too new to spill the beans and tell you all about it but I got some great opportunities… (Isn’t that a little mean to give you just enough information to make you wonder?! I promise, I tell you one day but until then my lips are – have to be – sealed!) I can tell you a timeframe though: end of October I’m gonna tell you the first part. (Now that’s even worse, right?! I’m a lousy friend but bear with me!)

Well, what I can talk about is my current DIY tutorial I prepared for you. Since I’m responsible for everything now myself (and working from home), I had to get really organized. There’s a lot to do and what’s more important then than a todo list to keep on track?! Yes, not much. Just cookies and tea to keep calm over the workload.

DIY-todo-list-booklet

Now, look what I made: DIY rip off todo list booklets! They are easily made and make now tracking my tasks not only much easier but also fun!

DIY-todo-list-supplies

All you need is:
– white paper
– a scissor
– a pen (you only need this if you make your own design)
– wood glue
– a brush
– paper clips

You can either download my templates here “Get it done” template or here “You are on top of my todo list” template. Or you can make your own design and format in any size you want.

DIY-todo-list-printed-and-cut

Cut about 6-10 A4 papers into pieces of the same size and clip them together with the paper clips. Make sure that the top is one straight line.

DIY-todo-list-wood-glue-tutorial

Take the wood glue and brush and apply a thin coat to the top. Let it dry and repeat 3 times. And that’s it already!

DIY-handmade-rip-off-todo-list-booklet

It wouldn’t be my workplace if there weren’t any cookies, tea and plants…

Handmade-todo-list-booklet

I like that the cover makes me laugh and motivates me. What would you write on these booklets? Now that I made 2 and realized how fast and easy they are made, I want to make some more. Suggestions are welcome! Now I only need to figure out how to write proper todo lists.

 

Now. Carry on!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Priska October 22, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Sarah,
    thx for the quick-fix tutorial. Sounds & looks easy enough for me to fit into 2 nap-times of my little boy.
    btw, i love using http://www.rememberthemilk.com/ – so much for “proper” to-do-lists. And with a little help from David Allens Book “Getting things done” (#GTD) I even get things done 🙂 – there are loads of #GTD tips online, even for RTM. Good luck with your new project(s).
    Priska

    • Reply sarah October 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Hello Priska,
      I’m sure you can make some in between nap times. 🙂 If you have a paper cutter (unlike me) even more so and it will look much neater!
      For tasks that lie ahead in the future I use wunderlist but I think there’s something comforting about writing one by hand, ticking it off and put it in plain sight, so I don’t get distracted that easyily… 🙂
      The book “Getting things done” sounds like just what I need! I’ll definitely flick through it.

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