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Organize, Please… Carry-On

I’m a little bit sick of airplanes right now… and airports for that matter.  But all these flights in the past two weeks have made me narrow down my choices for what I carry on. I break down my handbag and store it in my checked bag.  (This is also the perfect time to really…

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Organize, Please… Desk while studying

Midterm season is enough to make me lose my mind.  The exams are just as demanding as final exams… only worse.  Instead of having days off to study, we still have classes going on.  The schedule is all over the place (i.e. nothing for two weeks and then a test/paper due in every class on…

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Organize, Please… New Semester

 I’ve had a few classes already for this semester, and I thought this would be a perfect time to do a little semester organization post.  Most of us are back in school, or heading back fairly soon… there is no better time to get organized for the semester than now.  Don’t put off the organization, or…

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Organize, Please… Finals Week!

Are you as stressed out as I am???  I don’t think I’ve been this stressed since freshman year (and we all know how that turned out….).  I would be lying if I said that I haven’t cried, um, every night for the past week.  Between managing emails, blogging every day, having a major Sweet Lemon…

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Organize, Please… Professionalism

This isn’t going to be like my usual Organize, Please installments.  Instead, it’s just useful tips when you’re applying for jobs or internships. We have been collecting applications for Sweet Lemon Magazine and a few things have stood out to us.  I’m not an expert about resumes, but after reading applications from “the other side”…

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Organize, Please… Digital Lists and Notes

I love my paper to-do lists and my physical agenda.  Recently, however, I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to be organized digitally.  (I still write everything down… as I find writing it down helps me remember important dates and tasks.) I tried making lists in gmail using the “tasks” thing and I…

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Organize, Please… Desks!

I had gotten a few requests for an Organize, Please for desks.. so here we go! This is my desk in my room at home, but I think the tips really can work for any desktop. If you have the option to choose your own desk, pick one with drawer space, a good writing surface,…

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Organize, Please… GMAIL

I am a gmail addict and have a huge system worked out. I have a few email accounts.  An AOL one (I know, so 1990s) that I use for pretty much everything, my Georgetown address, and a few gmail accounts. (Speaking of email addresses, you can reach me at carly [at] thecollegeprepster [dot] com) Before I…

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Organize, Please… School Documents!

I’ve discussed a little bit about how I’m a little OCD about how I organize my laptop. Because the semester is beginning to pick up speed (already, I know), I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share just how detailed I organize my documents. But first, I want to say something to Microsoft…