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Flickr Showcase: Organization Systems to Draw Inspiration From

The year is quickly coming to a close. We’re in the very last of the double digits of the number of days left of the year until we’re at 2010. Whew! Say that last sentence 20 times fast! If anything even vageuly related to “get organized with how I use my time” is on your New Year’s resolution list, well then congratuations. You’ve taken the first brave, bold step towards doing so by coming to Gearfire to start your research. Wikipedia says that humans learn very effectively through imitation. If you’ve ever watched a little kid follow their parents around, or been to a public high school, you’ll be able to second that motion.

  1. Philofaxy. If you’re a fan of Filofaxes, you’ll love this photoset.It’s hundreds and hundreds of examples of how people use theirFilos to stay organized. This one, will soon be mine! See also: getting creative with a highlighter. and how to store your post-its.
  2. Do It Yourself Planners. This is for those who don’t subscribe to status symbol analog planners. And those who do subscribe to status symbol planners, but of the artistic/creative designers set. Se also: best use of watercolour ever, this clever idea on how to store your pen, and GTD in an analog planner.
  3. Getting Things Done. The Flickr set for GTD users. Yum! See also: pen colour coding like I’ve never seen it before *drool* and a different kind of filing system functionality. And also: keeping yourself in check with jelly beans.
  4. DIYPlanner. Don’t confuse it with Do It Yourself Planners’ photoset. There’s a lot of cross-content, but also a lot of unique content. See also: hand drawn calendar with use of post-its, and best blend of form and function, ever.
  5. Pile of Index Cards. Perhaps I haven’t spent enough time browsing it, but this is a series of pictures of how people use index cards. But there is a pattern to their use, I just can’t seem to figure it out. Index cards aren’t really my thing in the first place, so maybe that’s why I just don’t get it, but some people get really creative. See also: back-of-door index reminders, and a beautifully arranged desk that compensated for the overly-industrial window scenery.
  6. Index Cards. Index Cards with no structured use behind them, other than what the individual users demand from it. See also: storeyboarding with an index card which I think is the bestest, best use for an index card ever and has completely changed my mind about index cards,
  7. Moleskinerie. Organizational goodness within the Flickr gathering. This photoset is h.u.g.e. It’s got well over 10,000 members, and it’s mostly use of the Moleskine for drawing, so you’ll be trawling through for a while. Or at least, you would be trawling through if I didn’t already trawl through for a while. I did eventually find a few nuggets of gold, but save yourself the time and check out number 8 on the list instead.
  8. Moleskine Organisation. Organization with the use of a Moleskine. Bingo!There’s a lot of art here too, but see also: making a calendar colour coded, post-it notes as reminders of weekly habits (is my love of post-its showing yet?) and insert pages for the Moleskine.

Et voila! There you have it! Visual representations of how other people are using their time. This list focuses on paper planning system only because the pictures of digital screen-y thingies aren’t very good. Plus, I am also a big believer in learning how to to things manually first before adding electronic devices to spice things up. *Ahem* As well, all these photo streams have “power players” who go all out and add notes to their pictures explaining how they organize their time. It’s quite wonderfully, really. There are a lot of bloggers in the photosets, which is nice, because then you can really go in depth into looking at how other people do things. Enjoy!

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34 Responses to “Flickr Showcase: Organization Systems to Draw Inspiration From”

  1. Max Leibman says:

    “We’re in the very last of the single digits of the number of days left of the year until we’re at 2010.”

    Actually, as I’m first seeing this–on the morning of Friday, December 18–we have double digit days left. There are 13 days remaining, not counting today.

    Otherwise, nice piece.

  2. Ayomide! says:

    whoops! haha, thanks for catching that for me!

  3. Good organization is one of the most important things in life. Sometimes this makes things much easier – you can count your money easily, see how big your expenses are or plan future moves.

  4. Well this post was quite disappointing. How am I supposed to organize my porn now? At least you threw in some sexual innuendos to keep things interesting.

  5. Link Wheel says:

    @Laptop Briefcases, I must say the title lured me in too.

  6. Ayomide! says:

    @ Laptop Briefcases, lmfo, I’m sorry you’re disappointed! I make amends: categorize by dominant acts, then starring actors, then alphabetical by titles. That should handle most collections :P

  7. I see office supply stores are your toy stores too…. My girlfriend can never understand why I can just walk around the store for hours looking at organizational stuff.

  8. Wow 2010 is here what a great year this is going to be looking forward to your new blog. Happy New Year!!!

  9. @Ayomide….thanks for that. At least someone is actually concerned with how I organize my porn. Who wants to spend a lot of time trying to find that one specific video when you need it most?

  10. oyun oyna says:

    I love taking powernaps when you are heading towards a problem. And I think powernapping should be something bosses advocate. Let me know what you think of it!This is a post by Stefan Knapen from StudySuccessful.com, a blog about how to study. Stefan is a med school student from the Netherlands who likes to experiment with study tactics and with everything what comes with studying!

  11. studySuccessful.com, a blog about how to study. Stefan is a med school student from the Netherlands who likes to experiment with study tactics and with everything what comes with studying!

  12. Bidet says:

    I love taking powernaps when you are heading towards a problem.

  13. Bidet says:

    Wow 2010 is here what a great year

  14. Bidet says:

    Wow 2010 is here what a great year ^^^^

  15. You are so right about this.

  16. Megan Fox says:

    Great post Ayomide, but the picture is down now.

  17. oyun oyna says:

    Here are some other highly recommended..

  18. seo says:

    End users will eventually figure out that it might be a good idea to own a generic term (it might not matter which gTLD) for their business, not necessarily the category killer in their sales area. For example, a buffet restaurant in New Orleans might acquire “BuffetNewOreleans.whatever” and “NewOrleansBuffet.whatever” or even “Buffet-New-Oreleans.whatever” and “New-Orleans-Buffet.whatever” (because with keyword searching, it won’t matter what TLD, as long as the page developed and resolves properly).

  19. Luxury Bed says:

    I always kept my notebooks and book covers color-coordinated to make it a quick process to grab exactly what I needed for the correct class.

    Try magnetic storage containers that will stick to the inside of the locker door to keep spare pens and pencils (a “cooler” alternative to a pencil case).

    Throw out all the trash!! Old quizzes, old homework, notices – can all go in the trash barrel!

  20. Natasha leaves behind many friends who truly loved her. That love was reciprocated many times over. It was not at all uncommon for Natasha to express her love for “her boys” and I’m sure she is watching over everyone who shared in her lofty mission.

  21. study skills says:

    Thanks for the links to programs. I will use some of these.

  22. I would say yes, the 5:20pm looks positive. Good luck and remember you should always try to BD every other day at least 2-3 days before ovulation as well.

  23. beach clog says:

    I gues the picture is nice. But flickr says it can’t be displayed which is not nice.

  24. The technology has been here for a few years, and yet it’s only now being used for this? This should have been done years ago!

  25. I think I can just about tolerate pre-moderation but pre-moderation plus the complaints button – hasn’t the BBC heard of double-jeopardy? It really is TOO MUCH!

  26. used tires says:

    I missed this blog earlier but I totally agree with the points. Organization is the cornerstone of any successful venture.

    Till then,

    Jean

  27. However, I am attempting to pursue a career with the Environmental Protection Agency, or any national or international government organization dealing in environmental issues.

  28. çizgi film says:

    I gues the picture is nice. But flickr says it can’t be displayed which is not nice.

  29. You are so right about the index card. I can’t tell you how many times I have been stumped and by going low tech and sketching my ideas on paper actually help my flow process. I will need to check out the rest of the links.

  30. Great post Ayomide, but the picture is down now.

  31. Yeah the first photo says that it is currently unavailable for me as well! :(

  32. Et voila! There you have it! Visual representations of how other people are using their time. This list focuses on paper planning system only because the pictures of digital screen-y thingies aren’t very good. Plus, I am also a big believer in learning how to to things manually first before adding electronic devices to spice things up.

  33. Good organization is one of the most important things in life. Sometimes this makes things much easier – you can count your money easily, see how big your expenses are or plan future moves.