Since we're approaching the end of the year, I'm thinking about how to organize my records (and my time) better. I really dislike filing, so my filing cabinet has a big pile of unfiled stuff. I need to create several additional file folders to whittle the pile down.
I have a few ideas that I'd like to share with you, in case you have the same problems I do. To help me organize, I'm going to create a planner - basically a folder with monthly calendars (which I already use) and several pages for notes about important things happening during the month. I'm going to use a 3-ring binder with clear page holders and also some pockets, so I can add pages with information that's important to remember while keeping everything together in one place (no more scraps of paper that get lost).
Another important part of my planner will be my To Do List which could be a weekly or monthly list of items that I'll cross off as they are completed. The idea of the list is to be able to jot things down as I think of them and then not forget them.
I'm also adopting a tip from a friend and making a folder for my shows. I'm using another 3-ring binder with a batch of pockets. I will include all the information about each show, a copy of my application, and any correspondence and notes about the show. This should help me keep appointments and shows sorted out.