For the longest time, I used this basket to capture all the things that I needed to work on:
I was happy that all my work was corralled in one designated space but I didn’t like how I had to go through the basket multiple times a day to make sure I took care of everything that was urgent/needed to be finished today. Not to mention it wasn’t that aesthetically pleasing.
So I finally decided to do something about it! Last week I went to The Container Store and picked up three of these for about $10 each:
Huge improvement right?! And since I’ve recently discovered that labeling things does in fact free up my mind for other more important/creative things, I labeled each tray according to when the task needed to be completed:
I am extremely happy with the results! This $30 investment is totally worth all the mental energy it saves me on a daily basis. It also contributes to that modern, streamline, lightweight look I’ve been slowly trying to incorporate into my surroundings. I wonder what everyone else’s inbox looks like…