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As well as being a great organisational products both Post-it® Brand and Scotch™ Brand are great for helping your creativity whilst working from home. Post-it® Notes are available in a wide variety of colours and sizes which make them great for managing your daily schedules. Both notes and tapes are key tools in your personal toolbox for making fun craft ideas or even teaching kids at home. You can see our 'Keep Organised Range' here
Tips for the most seasoned master planner
Are you a Masterful Magician? If so, you’re probably already adept at balancing ambitious long-term goals with the daily need to simply get things done. You handle everything like a boss — you’re a prioritisation pro, an oracle of organisation and a crafty collaborator. Yet even the wisest of masters knows that to achieve perfection is impossible. So, we’ve got some great tips that’ll benefit even the most productive professional, and give.
The Quadrant Method
Divide all your tasks into four quadrants, and get a 10,000-foot view of your highest priorities.
If you’re a list-making pro with a lot on your plate, the quadrant method can help you get on top of your tasks from a high level. Divide your tasks into four equal quadrants – try using Post-it® Super Sticky Large Notes, which will give you the space you need and let you stick them up wherever you can get a better view. Label your quadrants in any way you like, but limit yourself to just four! To figure out what they should be, take stock by collecting to-do lists from recent weeks, calendar appointments and anything else you’ve been jotting down lately.
Once you have this big-picture data set in front of you, group your tasks — big and small — into the four most obvious categories. This technique should make it easier to plan and balance all of your daily and weekly tasks and responsibilities, and Post-it® Products allow you to keep your goals in sight. With the Quadrant Method, you won’t just be getting things done — you’ll be designing your own unique system.
The Timeline Chart
A timeline chart helps you see prerequisites and deadlines, all in one glance. Timeline schedules can be great for tracking a project with lots dependent tasks that can only begin when others end. Post-it® Meeting Charts work well for this. Draw a grid to make a calendar, write in important milestones on particular dates and write all the tasks needed to achieve each milestone on separate Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, 100mm x 100mm. Place the task notes on the intervening calendar days in order of priority. Because the notes can be easily removed and used again, you can move tasks around as needed, or take them away when completed. This gives you an easy visual reference to see the status of your project, and allows you to easily update it in real time. You’ll be tackling projects more efficiently than ever, and never miss a step.
Divide and Conquer
Create two lists on side-by-side notes – one for appointments and meetings, the other for what you want to achieve during them. For even the most seasoned list-making veteran, it can be tough to prioritise important tasks. Using two colours of Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 102 mm x 152 mm, divide your list in two. On the left-hand note, make a chronological list of your tasks – things like meetings, conference calls and appointments. On the right-hand note, list what you hope to get done during those events, like coming up with a plan or discussing a particular issue. After you’ve finished writing the chronological list, add other tasks that have to be done that day in order of priority. That way, when you have some downtime, you can check your list and see which tasks you can tackle between appointments, or which need to be moved around. If you use a diary planner, transfer these tasks to Post-it® Notes, 38mm x 51mm and stick them on the day they need to get done – you can easily move them around if that date changes.
Being efficient and productive is an ever-evolving art form – sometimes you need fresh approaches to stay on top of things. Now that you’ve got a few new tools in your pro organisation kit, you’ll be able to tackle just about anything the day can throw your way.
Brainstorm. Capture. Share.
Instantly capture and save your work so you can share notes with the team without recaps or delays. Capture more than 200 individual square Post-it® Notes at a time with your camera. Organise your way — group your ideas by thought or simply organise on a grid. Combine boards — collect and combine ideas from across multiple brainstorming sessions. Easily share to your favourites — supports PowerPoint®, Excel®, PDF, Dropbox and more. The Post-it® App works with all Apple® devices running iOS® 10 or above. And on Android™ devices running Android™ 7 Nougat or above.
Create foldable study tools for effective studying with Post-it® Products
If you’re struggling to understand a science concept, sitting in front of your open textbook with a highlighter might not be the best approach! Writing things down and visualising ideas is far more effective and inspiring. To help you get the picture, we've teamed up with the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research to bring you some fun and unique study tool ideas.
1. Create your concepts
First, think about how many concepts you want to include...in your foldable. That will determine how many folds you need to create. For example, to make our mitosis foldable, we started with one Post-it® Super Sticky Big Notes and created a diamond shape with four quadrants, one for each mitosis phase. The large size and square shape of the Post-it® Super Sticky Big Note makes a perfect canvas for all the information you’re going to add!
2. Layer in your information
Use Post-it® Super Sticky Notes 76mm x 76mm to create layers...and include more information in your foldable. For example, we sketched out what each mitosis phase looks like on one layer, and wrote a description of each phase on another. Because these Post-it® Notes are super sticky, they’ll stay put inside the foldable. Plus, you can remove and re-stick your Post-it® Super Sticky Note elsewhere, like inside your notebook, should you ever need to.
3. Label and colour code
Label the sections of your foldable with Post-it® Page Markers...of various colours. They’re easy to write on, and they stay put! Try matching each label colour to the Post-it® Super Sticky Notes on the inside, to keep your information organised. Associating colours with concepts can help you recall information later on.
4. Close it up and quiz yourself
When your foldable is complete, close up all the sections...and quiz yourself on the concepts you’ve just learned. Now you have a great study tool you can use to memorise important information, see how parts of a process are related, or prepare for a test. Plus, you can make foldables for just about any topic, so use them in other classes to help make remembering complex concepts easier.
Making a foldable might seem like an unconventional way to revise. But writing things down and visualising information can really inspired you to dig deep and learn key concepts. Just follow the simple steps that we outlined above:
DIY Task Planner
If you need some help staying on top of life’s many tasks, then you will love this handy planner. Make it with a sheet of acrylic or perspex, plus strong clips. Then use a marker pen to divide the planner into an urgent and not-so-urgent side.
Scotch® Magic and Double Sided Tapes are the perfect way to attach tasks to the planner. Just choose which section suits, and move them along (or off) as you work through your list. Enjoy a more organised life!