At work, I’m a label making, calendar-using, clear surfaces, 43 folders, GTD, Pomodoro Technique, all things productivity related fool. In my former, corporate job, I did these things to manage processes and labor in 200+ stores for 3,000+ employees. My work life today is far less stressful. I manage 1 employee and that includes me. I have no direct supervision, day to day, so if my desk is a mess or if I jump from one project to another 50 times a day, Nobody Knows it But Me. (You’re humming right now, aren’t you?) But habits Die Hard (and now you’re thinking about Bruce Willis) and I still tend to maintain a pretty structured work life. (Especially if you ever run into a member of my Board of Supervisors!)
At home, it’s a whole different ball game. I try to maintain the same level of organization, but it just doesn’t work, so I settle for controlled chaos, especially in my craftroom. One tool I’ve found that really helps is EverNote, which is, just as the name implies, a note-taking system. Possibly the note-taking system. Available on Android and iOS, tablets, iPads, phones, and your computer, it gives you a go-anywhere (anywhere you can access the App) method for staying on top of your to-do lists.
In my craftroom, I use it to keep track of inventory. If you’d told me ten years ago that I would need something to keep track of my craftroom inventory, I would have laughed hysterically. Now, it’s a tool I cannot do without. I have supplies on top of supplies and when I go shopping, I often forget if I have something when I come across a good deal or forget that I’m out of something that I may need the next week. I use EverNote to keep a basic inventory of paper, ink, adhesives, etc. so I avoid purchasing duplicate products and so I never run out of things I use on a regular basis.
This is nothing new. Crafters everywhere use EverNote and I’m sure there are many that use it as I do, in conjunction with the barcode scanner that’s available as a free download. But I couldn’t find simple instructions to set it up to work efficiently, so as a Die Harder DIYer, I did some web searching and created the following YouTube video to make a great app even more efficient…..so I can spend more time organizing my scrapbook supplies scrapbooking!
Watch the YouTube video below for more information. Supplies (such as they are) are listed below the video!
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