10 Things To Throw Away Immediately

Photo: @lindseybadenhop

Photo: @lindseybadenhop

Keeping our planners organized is one thing, but keeping our homes organized is a whole different ball game! One of the best tricks to having an organized home is to have less things to organize! Here's a list of 10 things to throw away on the spot - you don't even have to think about it! When you see these things around your house, don't hesitate!

1. Socks with Holes

Honestly, we don't even wear them! So why keep them around? Save your toes some time and some grief by throwing those hole-y socks away the moment you spot that dreaded hole. Oh, and while you're at it, throw away it's match; nobody likes an unmatched sock. 

2. Pens that don't work

There is no amount of chicken scratch that will get that pen to work, I promise. 

3. Grocery Bags

For some reason we all feel like we should keep the plastic bags from the grocery store. Granted, they have some great uses, but do we really need 60 of them? Instead of becoming grocery bag hoarders (🙋🏼) let's recycle or use re-usable bags! 

4. Broken Toys

Not only are they not as fun as they used to be, but they are also a potential choking hazard. If you don't plan on fixing it, discard it! 

5. Bent bobby pins

Bent bobby pins don't work in your hair, so there isn't much use for them. Also, is there anything more painful than a bobby pin that has lost its rubber end? Ouch! 

6. Junk Mail

There is nothing like thinking you've got a great pile of mail to dig into, only to find that it is all junk. How did you people even find my address? If you know it is junk, it's best to throw it away!

7. Expired Credit Cards

Chop them into pieces and say goodbye! 

8. Empty containers

No need to keep those pesky empty containers: shampoo/conditioner, salad dressing, make up...etc. By the way, which kid put the empty milk carton back in the fridge?! 🙄

9. Broken Crayons

Sometimes, two is not better than one. Broken crayons are too short in one piece, let alone in two! 

10. Expired Things

That expired medication? It's dangerous, throw it out! Expired food? It's nasty, throw it out! Did you know that your makeup expires? Throw that out too! 

11. BONUS - Garbage

This one is a total no-brainer. We all keep it around though. Walk through your house, and you will find receipts, used sticky notes, popsicle sticks, clothing tags, candy wrappers, etc.. just laying around. It's garbage, but hasn't made it to the can. Don't wait, throw it in the nearest garbage can!

5 Books Every Working Woman Should Read


Here are 5 books you should be reading if you’re a working woman!

  1. HOW WOMEN RISE - How to break the 12 habits that are holding you back from your next raise, promotion or job.

  2. SECRETS OF SIX-FIGURE WOMEN - Strategies to up your earnings and change your life.

  3. LEAVE YOUR MARK - How to land your dream job, kill it in your career and rock on social media!

  4. LEAN IN - Reigniting the conversation around women in the workplace.

  5. GIRL CODE - Unlocking the secrets to success, sanity, & happiness for the female entrepreneur.

Have you read any of these amazing books - do you have any other book recommendations? Leave a comment!

xo - The Golden Coil Team

5 Tips for Staying Inspired


  1. GO OUTSIDE - talk a walk, sit in your back yard, have a picnic at the park, go on a bike ride, etc. - just get outside and bask in the sun!

  2. UNPLUG - put your phone, tablet, and laptop away! Use this time to think originally instead of bouncing off the thoughts and ideas you see online!

  3. BRAIN DUMP - write down all those thoughts & ideas floating around in your head! Once you’ve finished, read back through and highlight all the ideas you love! P.S our brain dump pages are perfect for this!!!

  4. STEP AWAY - when you are feeling uninspired by a project, give yourself some time away. Read a book, watch a movie, take your dog on a walk, or call your mom. By the time you are ready to come back to your project, you will have a new outlook and energy!

  5. IMPRESS YOURSELF - do something you thought you couldn’t do - but this doesn’t mean you have to do it perfectly! Try a new hobby (painting, rock climbing, or piano) and celebrate your ability whether or not you are amazing at it.

xo - The Golden Coil Team

Productivity Podcasts to Get You Through the Week!

Photo: @karlibobarley

Photo: @karlibobarley

Monday’s can be hard, and staying productive can be even harder! That’s why we asked you what podcasts help you get through those productivity slumps. Here are 5 productivity podcasts recommended by all of you!

The Productive Woman - For those struggling to balance home and work life, this podcast aims at facilitating and encouraging women to succeed in life.

How I Built This - Perfect for the entrepreneur or future entrepreneur! Founders, of some of the best-known companies in the world, tell their story about the movements they’ve built.

Getting Things Done - Sharing personal and professional stories, as well as practical tips on helping you get things done!

The 5am Miracle - A podcast dedicated to dominating your day before breakfast.

Productivityist - Tips and tricks to boost your productivity and take your time-management to the next level.

xo-the Golden Coil team

9 Irresistible Pens for Planning!

Photo: @carlifries84

Photo: @carlifries84

A few weeks ago, we asked what pens are your favorite to use when writing in your Golden Coil planner, and
YOU. GUYS. DELIVERED! Here’s a list of 9 irresistible pens for planning (in no particular order)!

  1. G-2 Ultra Fine Pen (0.38mm)

  2. Papermate Ink Joy Pen

  3. Muji Pens (0.38mm)

  4. Tombow Calligraphy Pen

  5. Le Pen

  6. Energel (0.7mm)

  7. Uni-Ball Signo Ballpoint Pen (0.38mm)

  8. Sharpie Fine Point Pen

  9. Stabilo Fine Liner Pens

Don’t see your favorite pen on the list? Comment below!

xo- the Golden Coil team

5 Ways to Color Code Your Planner

Color coding by activity is one of the simplest ways to color code, as it takes little thought to categorize your life into separate areas such as home, school, church, friends, work ... etc. However, it is one of our favorite ways to organize our planners because it makes finding a certain task so easy!

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