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Organizing in 2010 with OneNote

December 31, 2009

Anyone who knows me will tell you I struggle with organization and because of that, I have always envied those people who are really good at it.   Yeah, you know who you are.

They are organized and well put together in every area of life and able to discuss their ten page, mentally stored to-do list without even breaking a sweat.   Of course, I am way on the other end of the spectrum.  My mind is usually a fractured mess of ideas and tiny fragments of who knows what, which in the past, were either forgotten or lost in the abyss of gray matter.  Such is life.

Until now.

I was browsing through Clickin’ Moms some time ago and came across a post from Amanda at Finn Rose Photography, about organizing with Microsoft OneNote.  And let me tell you…it has changed my life for the better.

For business, I use it to organize my client workflow, client email templates, shooting locations, track my job profit, organize ideas, bits from the web, links, addresses, marketing ideas, to-do’s and so on.  You can even add audio, video and screen clips.  OneNote organizes all your information in a digital workbook format, with tabs that make it easy to find everything.  And if that’s not enough, you can locate your information with tags.

For personal stuff, I use it to create shopping lists, keep track of medical information, recipes and so on.  It even comes with built in templates, to help you get started.  However, I like making my own templates that I can reuse for each occasion.  I have only just begun to realize the potential of OneNote.

So here’s to better organization in 2010!



  1. Marsha says:

    I have heard. I have signed up. I have yet to use it. Maybe one day soon though! My problem isn’t organization as much as just being too stinkin busy.

    Hope you’re staying warm up there! I hear it is FREEZING in the midwest!
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    January 2nd, 2010 at 1:55 am

  2. Dianne says:

    I’ve used OneNote a little, but now I’m off to read that article to gain some further ideas. I think it’s awesome, I just need to put it to better use.

    BTW, one thing that has helped me is using Cozi for my shopping lists because I can call from my cell phone and have my list read to me or texted to me while I’m at the store. It’s totally cool!


    Here’s to a more organized 2010!!
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    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:26 am

  3. Dianne says:

    So where is the article? Do I have to be a member at Clickin Moms? I really want to read it.
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    January 3rd, 2010 at 1:29 am

  4. Hallie says:

    Yes, unfortunately you do have to be a member of Clickinmoms to read the post; however, it would be the best $8.00 a month, or $50.00 a year you have ever spent! The forum is filled with so much useful information, it is almost overwhelming.

    I have also used Cozi, but I have never used the shopping list feature to the fullest. I am always forgetting something and I bet this would work great for me!

    January 3rd, 2010 at 6:55 am

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