Organization, Lists, and “Things Organized Neatly”

Posted by Sarah Schulz

Check out Things Organized Neatly and tell me it doesn’t make you feel calm AND happy!

I love a good to-do list. To write down my tasks for the day (or week) makes me feel on top of things; making lists remedies the feeling of stress or anxiety that I’ve forgotten to do something important, and brings me great satisfaction when I get to cross an item off the list!

At Catapult, we use Basecamp to schedule our workflow. This system is great as it allows everyone centralized access to each other’s projects, while also giving each person their own to-do list. A Monday morning team meeting – with plenty of caffeine on hand – to go over everyone’s schedule as a group also allows the team to asses top priorities for the week and adjust as needed.

Working in a small office also makes it easy to talk across the room for quick updates! And when everyone is onboard with staying organized, the team’s workflow is efficient, thereby keeping project timelines on track, making clients happy, and sending out invoices out on time.

When it comes to design, I’m a sucker for a clean, organized aesthetic with strong grid systems and hierarchy. Just look at a beautiful magazine, cookbook, or website – when done well, you will notice how seamless and easy it is to navigate through the content. The visual cues lead our eye, focus our attention, and help us understand the intent of the messaging.

A little bit of structure and organization go a long way for your productivity and sanity, both in work and in life. There are so many great apps and methods to stay organized – you just need to find the ones that work for you.

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*This post was written by our Art Director, Sarah! An organization aficionado in her own right, she is always looking for ways to bring her love of lists into the Catapult office.

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