Technically I cheated. I had a head start on some of the tasks Dear Myrtle had listed on her #1 Weekly Organized Checklist. I did need to order some supplies but I am otherwise ready for week 2. If your interested in joining in visit http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/p/finally-get-organized.html. Here is my list of completed tasks:
þ Clear off the computer desk and make piles for everything. The piles have been sorted into:
To be Filed Letters/Email to write Research to do Photos – I have temporarily boxed up my photos.
þ Check your office supplies, and replace any missing or lost items.
Ordered additional 3-ring binders Ordered Document and Photo storage boxes Flash drive Will purchase file box – to be kept under desk for filing and paper management. All I need to do is convince a child or husband to take me to the store. No driving since I broke my right ankle and tore up my left ankle.
þ Set up your computer desk and office the way you want it
I began redoing my office this past fall. Upgrades made before the end of the year included a new desktop computer, a new portable drive, two monitors, a new printer, organized book shelves, catalog of all books on Librarything.com. I have arranged my desk, equipment and shelves to be functional in my everyday life.
þ Designate a special red clipboard to take down notes when you run into computer problems.
I have a dedicated notebook in my desk drawer for this purpose.
þ Designate a special green clipboard as the “Genealogy Challenges” clipboard.
I have a specific folder for my genealogy challenges. I take the information from the folder to start a research log in my genealogy software RootsMagic.