Every minute invested in planning will save you ten minutes down the road. I can personally attest that not only does a little planning ahead help with time management, but it also saves money and reduces stress.
No matter how busy you are, try to set aside about an hour on the weekend afternoons to prepare for the week ahead.
While my iPhone has certainly simplified things, I still find it helpful to make lists the old-fashioned way because I find great pleasure in checking things off! Plus, there are so many cute and free printables online that make it easier than ever to get organized. Here is a roundup of some of my favorites: