Lol ok so maybe I’m being a *little* dramatic 😀
But anyway, I wanted to see if you ladies have any “hacks” for being on your own.
I’ve been getting ready for college this summer, and there’s just so much…adult stuff I have to do, like paying bills, and getting financial aid and working a lot, I just don’t want to get so absorbed in it that I stop doing what I really love and having fun; but of course at the same I time I have more responsibility (which is good, I’m independent now, yay me!!) and I have to get certain things done.
I guess I need to be more organized with my time and energy! So any organization tips?
Here’s what I’ve thought of so far:
1.Do whatever is bothering you the most first, so it’s not hanging over your head all day.
2. Have a specific time each day or week to go over bills and finances so you’re not stressing out about it randomly.
PI PEOPLE IF YOU’RE READING THIS WHILST TRYING TO FIND A TOPIC FOR GIRL TO GIRL TALK HEEEEEELP! 😀
|July 7, 2016 at 19:10|
Get a planner. No jokes. There’s no shortage of them right now in back to school and there’s SO MANY cute ones at Target and even Walmart right now for under ten dollars. You don’t need a huge one either. One that at least has a weekly and monthly layout. The hourly ones are excessive and don’t really work for me. Also, buy to-do lists. You can usually get them really cheap. Even the ones with the magnets on the back. Look at TJ Maxx that’s where I find a lot of my stationary stuff too. I’m not much better at adulting but not stressing over it is best. I think what you’ve got so far is great. Coupon as best you can when you grocery shop also when you’re like clothes shopping, ask stores if they have student discounts (it’s usually only like 10 or 15% but hey every little bit helps, it’s basically tax and then some!) so carry your student ID everywhere. I stick mine behind my driver’s license. You got this. Just remember that.
|July 15, 2016 at 10:48|
I forgot about student discounts, lots of stores in my areas offer that. Thanks for the reminder! Coupons for grocery stores are a good idea too.
Ok I will look for planner. I usually keep everything on my computer but I think a planner would help too.
|July 15, 2016 at 16:16|
Hey girl, I feel ya. I am a year away from college and already applying and I am worrying. Hopefully you can be the ones to give me tips in a year ^.^
|August 1, 2016 at 09:25|
Lol^I hope so too! xD
|August 1, 2016 at 16:10|
Christi Given game some advice on this 🙂
|August 1, 2016 at 19:14|
Awwww yay that’s awesome! Thanks for linking it!
|August 1, 2016 at 22:21|
You’re Welcome 🙂
|August 2, 2016 at 07:02|
What Marisa said- get a planner! I love them and organize my LIFE on them! I am currently in college and know what you are going through. Normally grocery stores have a coupon ad of the week somewhere if you ask and try to find a farmers market! I get fresh and local veggies/fruits/deli/fish for cheap!! I love their organic section (1.00 for 4 cucumbers) 89 cents for a whole bag of radishes and apples etc. Who knew college students could eat organic and not ramen. Bills do add up so really see what you do and don’t need. I eliminated the gym membership since my school offers free membership so that was $50/month I didn’t need. Dorm supplies like quilt and plates etc can be found at HomeGoods for affordable prices. And a tip for every store ALWAYS go to the clearance aisle first which is in the back, they are just things that are out of season (sweaters during the summer that did not sell-which is the only time I buy them, and even plates not part of a fancy set) Good luck in life, success in school and best wishes!!!!! 🙂
|August 2, 2016 at 14:46|
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