What are the best resources for getting organized?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Get Organized and Stay Focused in a Modern World

    [TUTORIAL] How to Get Organized and Stay Focused in a Modern World
    Mark Sisson provides you some tips to survive of this modern and messy world where is so complicate to be organized sometimes.
    Articles

    Free

    Zhao Song
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "It gave me new insight in to my life. It brought me out of the rut of feeling for myself in to understanding my problems and motivating me to find ways to fix my problems. Turns out, all I lacked was organization. With some many stimulus in the modern world, this book gave me methods that helped me sort through the chaos in order to turn my life around. "
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How To Get Organized: Printables & Checklists To Help You Get Started

    [TUTORIAL] How To Get Organized: Printables & Checklists To Help You Get Started
    More than 30 printable resources to organize your life and your home. They will also help you brainstorm ideas for how to use various spaces in your home, and where to store certain items to get the most use out of the space you've got.
    Articles

    Free

    Miguel Ángel Barajas
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "This isn't useful for someone who is trying to learn how to get organized; this is for someone that already knows how they are going to go about it. This is a webpage for purchasing items such as calendars, and therefore while it can provide useful materials, it isn't useful as an organizational site on its own."
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    #3Organize 365

    Organize 365
    Lisa Woodruff is an organization coach that wants to help you in your daily tasks. Follow one of her programs, listen to her podcasts or just surf her website to find helping tips that you can apply on your day-to-day life.
    Websites

    Free

    Howard Washington
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "One of my biggest problems has always been getting organized. When I was a kid, my bedroom was a perpetual mess, and now that I'm an adult, my desk at home is the exact same way. I've tried all sorts of different books and self-help type solutions, but Organize 365 is the first thing that has really worked for me. Having a specified time table, and steps that are easy to take helped quite a bit, and finally got me on the road to better organization."
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    #4Wunderlist

    Wunderlist

    Wunderlist is a free to-do list and task tool available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. It helps you organize your life along with professional collaborative work as it can be shared with your family, friends, and colleagues. Through this, you can organize your projects anywhere. 

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Timothy Fowler
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "Pretty good schedule/organizer. I like this one a lot more though, I used more than a few organizers on my computer but it wasn't really compelling for me to stay on top of it. However, since I've got my phone on me all the time, Wunderlist is way more interesting. Anyway, I think this is just the best polished organizer app on mobile devices. That's all an organizer can optimize on, anyway, polish; and this app has it in spades."
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    #5The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive

    The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive
    Some tips for better time management using to-do lists to keep track of your main tasks for the day.
    Articles

    Free

    Ralph Oliver
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "As far as getting organized goes, there's a great article I found the other day. The Six Lists You Need to Make Every Day Productive is a highly informative piece written by someone who knows exactly what they're talking about. There are also external resources for organization available, and it gave me a lot to reflect on. It's helped me improve my organization by a lot."
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide

    [TUTORIAL] How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide
    Are you tired of using digital systems to keep your life under control? Try the bullet journal system. A pen and paper method that is the hippest new trend for getting things done.
    Articles

    Free

    Stephen Greene
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "A huge problem for me for some time is that I over articulate what it is I am trying to say (see I am doing this now). If I had to organize thoughts or "To-Do's" it would take me much longer than it should because I was writing everything in complete long form thoughts. This is horrifically inefficient so I have recently gotten into Bullet Journaling thanks to the "How to Bullet Journal: The Absolutely Ultimate Guide". It is amazing how from following their simply advice I have gone from having everything spread across 4 pages to now being down to a page or two and am far more organized. It is also easier for me to reference when needed since I often forget a thing or two as the week progresses."
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    #7Trello

    Trello

    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Joseph Mendoza
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "I often have to jot down things to remember what to do in day to day life. The problem is that whenever I've finished jotting down the list of things to remember, I forget to remember the list of things to remember! Trello is a very fun task organizer and very aesthetically pleasing to the eye that you will never lose since it is always on your phone, which you should never lose."
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    #8Google Keep

    Google Keep

    Google Keep is a note-taking app for iOS, Android, and Android Wear watches that enables users to take notes, create checklists, record voices, attach photos. All of which can be synced to the cloud and be accessed across devices.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    James Brown
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This app really does everything all in one and even more. I no longer waste space using sticky notes or making a long list on sheet of paper. Instead I just open up Google Keep and it has everything there for me. It includes check lists, note pads, maps, a white board, and grocery lists and a whole lot more."
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    #98fit

    8fit
    8fit takes the work out of healthy living. It delivers results through tailored, easy to follow meal plans and workouts created by expert trainers. It teaches you how to lose weight with a healthy diet and workout routines.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Liliana Orozco
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Don't be fooled by the free price point--this is a subscription based app. I went in not knowing that, and couldn't get much if any use at all out of this app as a free user. You're better off looking up videos on YouTube like I did, so save your time and go that way."
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    #1030 Days Fitness Challenges

    30 Days Fitness Challenges

    A 30-day fitness challenge is a great way to stay in shape, tone up your body, learn new exercise techniques and do something new and exciting each and every month. 

    Websites

    $5- per challenge

    Andy Tang
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "Challenges designed to help you get in shape in 30 days and it works. Keeps you on schedule and on point."
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    #11Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Scott Moore
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "As a creative opportunist, sometimes I have trouble remembering everything I ever think of. When I do write down what I'm thinking of I often lose the papers as well. Thankfully, Evernote is always on my phone and comes from an established developer that has made an app so useful that I can't live without it!"
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    #12Quip - Docs, Chat, Spreadsheets

    Quip - Docs, Chat, Spreadsheets
    Quip is a simple place for work teams to create living documents. It combines chat, docs, task lists, and spreadsheets in one app, making collaboration fast and easy.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Roger Brooks
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "As someone who runs an eSports team, it can be difficult to make sure everyone is on the same page. Schedules change all the time as teams pull out of scrims and players have other things to do with their lives. On top of this, everyone's needs are constantly changing as the landscape of the game they're playing changes, too. Quip lets us set up living documents that everyone can read and set up in their own time. You can also see who is editing the document in real time. There are different templates and document types as well, which can save a lot of time."
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    #13wikiHow: How to Be Organized

    wikiHow: How to Be Organized
    Organization takes time, but when you get into the habit of it, life becomes so much easier! So why not begin? Let's start with this how-to by wikiHow.
    Articles

    Free

    Brandon Hernandez
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "Getting organized can be a challenge, and the best way to get started is by taking small steps. I recently went to the wikiHow article about How To Be Organized, and it definitely helped me quite a bit. I think the overview is great as a resource, and it will help you get a foot forward in the right direction."
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    #14Keep My Notes

    Keep My Notes

    Easy & simple notepad that you can use for quick note taking, to write a diary or as a private notebook. It is really useful when it comes to shopping list, as it provides tools to make sure you don't miss a thing. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jose Schultz
    Written on January 25, 2017
    "I write everything down or I would lose my mind. I hate having notes all over the place and this app would serve as a compiled stack of my thoughts and I love that it can be password protected unlike the app I currently use. "
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    #15Things

    Things

    Things is an easy to use task manager tool. Available on iOS app and Mac, it is the perfect companion for everything you want to achieve in life, offering a great balance between ease of use and powerful features.

    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    $9.99

    Alan Owens
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I downloaded "Things" to help me recall all the item I need to buy when I go to buy groceries, but it became also a precious ally to remind me about all the other activities and commitments I have during the week. It's easy to use and with a nice interface, I recommend it to anyone that, like me, needs some help to keep "things" in order :)"
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    #16Any Time Organizer Deluxe 15

    Any Time Organizer Deluxe 15
    Organize your personal and professional life with AnyTime! Calendar, to-do list, address book, expense reports, password organizer & more! All the tools you.
    Software

    Windows

    $39.99

    Bobby Ortiz
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "seems a bit complicated, my question is whether the time used to organize all events in my day are worth the time it saves. I used to use task organizer before and somehow when I used my head to organize things that I have to do, I found it saves time, granted I do not have a thousand items daily on my task and I have a good memory when I apply it."
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    #17Timely

    Timely

    Timely is a time tracking app specially developed for companies and enterprises to get an auto tracking of their workers. Its simple and clean interface allows you to focus on what really matters: the time tracking of your company. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jennifer Clark
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "Timely is great for big companies, and even small guy like me can use it too. Easy to use and great for managing your time!"
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    #18Be Focused Pro

    Be Focused Pro

    Be Focused is a Focus Timer App that allows you to perform your activities by dividing individual tasks into discrete intervals, separated by brief pauses. Organize your work and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period.

    Apps

    Mac, iOS

    $4.99

    Barbara Edwards
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "I did not like Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer much at all. A friend told me to try it out because it might help me stay on top of my work at the office but I did not like the layout of the app. I found it to be really lacking in features. It did keep time well though."
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    #19On the Job

    On the Job
    This is an app designed to help you track your time and expenses, and bill your clients by easily and quickly creating professional invoices.
    Software

    Mac

    $39.95

    Samantha Sanders
    Written on June 2, 2017
    "I don't feel like this is the best solution as it's is only for business management. When I am asking for help with getting organized I need something that can cross most aspects of my life than just things that can be handled digitally."
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    #20RescueTime

    RescueTime

    RescueTime is a performance evaluation software that measures‚ which websites or app you use most. The final time is grouped in categories so you can really see how do you spend time. Prepare to have some shocking revelations.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Michelle Mitchell
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "I used to stay in bed for ten hours a day, play World of Warcraft for another 5 and only work for a few hours and hardly make any money. At the same time my house was an absolute mess and I felt like I was always in a rush to get things done. Well no longer is that the problem because with RescueTime I was able to face the harsh reality of how much time I had been wasting in bed looking at my phone or how little I was doing to make my life more productive and better. This application has changed my life."
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    #21File-Sorter

    File-Sorter

    File-Sorter is a utility application for Mac OS to sort, organize, copy and backup hundreds or thousands of files and folders with a single drag-and-drop.

    Apps

    Mac

    $10.99- Was $19.99 (55% off)

    Diana Burke
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "Everyone needs a good file-sorter and this is the one I use. I found it simple to use and intuitive. I have all my data backed up and saved because I have had data losses in the past. I found it easy to sort and put the data into the folders and it was a quick deal to overhaul and save my important data."
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    #22Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements is a photo editing software which can automatically organize your photos and make them look stunning with its intelligent photo editing options. It now also has enhanced guided edits. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99.99

    Roy Davidson
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 adds some new features that are yet to be widely adapted and for this they get my approval. Everything is as good as previous iterations but ten times better. "
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    #23TMetric

    TMetric

    TMetric is a time tracker tool that has multiple integrations so you can use it together with other platforms with its interface that's easy to use and simple to understand. It allow you to keep track of time intervals and budgets easily.

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Linux

    Free- Varies by plan

    Olivia Lynch
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "I use this for my small business. I don't lose any data this way."
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    #24Work Log

    Work Log
    Work Log is a quick, free and easy way to keep track of your shifts and calculate the number of hours worked and wages paid over your pay period.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jacob Palmer
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "I have trouble remembering all my varying shifts and hours at work. My payroll department is not super reliable. I want to track my hours reliably with out tracking it on paper only to lose it eventually. I found work log and it makes tracking my shifts and hours much easier. I have my own records to dispute payroll mistakes now and I love it because it saves me from losing money."
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    #25My Work Clock

    My Work Clock
    This simple app is a punch-in/punch-out clock & widget for tracking the time at work. Developed by NRS Magic LTD which features overtime support, calendar update, multiple jobs support, and so on.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Randy Pearson
    Written on October 10, 2017
    "This is only useful for getting organized in a specific set of circumstances: you're working hourly for somebody else, and they (for some reason) don't have a place to clock in and clock out, or don't otherwise track your time on the job. For me, this wasn't useful at all."
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    #2652 ways to organize your home: A tip for each week of the year

    52 ways to organize your home: A tip for each week of the year

    In this article by sheknows, you can learn some tips and tricks (one for each week of the year) to make your home more organized from the bathroom to the bedroom.

    Websites

    Free

    Phillip Ferguson
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "This is a great article that shows you that you don't have to do a lot to get great results. A week by week instruction guide on how to organize your home a lot more efficiently. I have saved so much room by just using a few tricks I have learned from this article. A really great read."
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    #27Timetable

    Timetable

    Timetable is an educational app for managing your school or university life. You can save your lessons, tasks and holidays with notifications for that.  


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Danielle Wallace
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "Helps me a lot. I can save my lessons, exams and my homework. It has a Weekview, a Dayview and Task options. It has notifications for me to remember. It keeps me organized and on track."
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    #28Konmari.com

    Konmari.com

    Konmari.com is the official Marie Kondo website, the best selling author, and lifestyle expert.  On this site, you can find courses, seminaries, how to buy her popular books and many more.

    Websites

    Free

    Philip Chapman
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "We have all been in that spot where we feel like we are very unorganized but thanks to Konmary i can say i am no longer there. Konmary has allowed me to do many things including getting more organized and overall just be better. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for getting organized
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[TUTORIAL] How to Get Organized and Stay Focused in a Modern WorldArticles 38 Free
2[TUTORIAL] How To Get Organized: Printables & Checklists To Help You Get StartedArticles 35 Free
3Organize 365Websites 32 Free
4WunderlistApps 28 Free
5The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day ProductiveArticles 27 Free
6[TUTORIAL] How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate GuideArticles 22 Free
7TrelloApps 17 Free
8Google KeepApps 15 Free
98fitApps 12 Free
1030 Days Fitness ChallengesWebsites 11 Paid
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