With the new job comes a lot of new (to me) duties and little things that need to be done. By noon my desk is covered in post-it notes and, right before leaving, I am frantically going through post-its to make sure I have all the things that need to be done TODAY done. I need a better system and this is it:
This is just a basic black folder that I covered with some coordinating scrapbook paper I had laying around.
As stuff gets done from the left side, I'll toss the post-it and move the ones from the right to the left.
I didn't label the inside because I didn't want anyone seeing me stick the task they gave me to the side labeled "less important" or "can wait". I figure the system will be my little secret!
It doesn't eliminate the post-it trash but it does keep things neat and tidy and gives me a way to see the priority projects at a glance.
If I do it again:
I may try to laminate this in the future when the many lists of things to do isn't as daunting. I could then use a dry erase marker on it.