In this edition of the From the Desk series, we're taking a look at our E-Commerce Coordinator's Appointed essentials and how she uses them day-to-day. Lauren juggles website updates, product listings, and customer communications so she needs a desktop that is clutter-free with room to spread out and prioritize her to-dos.
Not a Planner Person
You might assume everyone at Appointed are tied to their dated planners but that’s not the case for Lauren. She actually prefers using the undated Weekly Task Pad to keep track of her tasks and reminder but it stays on her desk.
“I love the freedom of the Weekly Task Pad. For times when I’m on vacation or have less going on, I don’t feel like I need to fill up every day. I can use it as much or as little as I need.”
One thing Lauren can’t live without is The Notebook. She’s been a fan for years and it’s actually what first brought Appointed into her life. (Shout out to stockist Salt & Sundry for introducing Appointed to Lauren!) Lauren prefers a grid interior and especially likes that the pages are one-sided.
“I prefer the grid interior because I can write horizontally or vertically. Sometimes I am sketching, other times I am taking notes. The grid gives me that flexibility and also helps me have better handwriting, something I have always struggled with!”
Color Coding is Key
Lauren likes to write her notes with a Horizon Ballpoint Pen and then relies on the Mildliner Highlighter to color code her notes (she suggests Coral Pink, Baby Pink, and Dark Blue).
“I take all my notes in my notebook and then after each meeting I color code my notes by priority and project area. I then transfer over my action items from my notes onto my Weekly Task Pad.”
Beautiful Tools for Outside of Work, Too
Using the Habit Tracker as a way to build not just good habits but hold herself accountable has been helpful at home.
“My husband and I share a Habit Tracker so we can support each other and watch our progress together. He is a night owl so he likes to track sleeping habits and I want to get back into reading regularly so I am tracking my minutes read.”
In this edition of the From the Desk series, we're taking a look at our Fulfillment Manager's Appointed essentials and how he uses them day-to-day. Jordan is on his feet printing shipping labels, organizing inventory, and packing up each order with care, so his workspace needs to be flexible and accessible.
After collaborating with Appointed on a dream project of creating bespoke hand-painted covers, I thought there might be some of you who would like to add some whimsical fine art accents to your own planner.
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Summer is the perfect time to explore Washington D.C. and all that it has to offer. While the typical tourist attractions like the National Mall and the Smithsonian museums are undoubtedly worth a visit, they can become quite crowded during the peak season, and there’s so much more to do in the city.
In this edition of the From the Desk Of series, we're taking a look at another team-member's Appointed essentials, and how they keep her on track as a working mom. Meet Dorothy, our Business-to-Business Manager. Read on for the everyday products she can't live without—from the perfect planner to a classic workbook.
In this edition of the From the Desk series, we're taking a look at another team-member's Appointed essentials. Meet Sarah, our Assistant Manager of Product Planning. Read on for the everyday products she can't live without—from classic paper goods to new and improved time-management tools.
How do the most successful people organize their workdays and stay motivated? With the Noteworthy Interview series, we explore the day-in and day-out of inspiring founders, creators, and more. December's guest? The uber talented Jonathan Morris.
Jonathan opened Hotel Dryce, a boutique hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2021. What once was an old warehouse that originally was used for selling dry ice, is now a reimagined 21-room hotel and lobby bar that authentically introduces visitors to the city that he calls home.
Torrance Hart is the founder and CEO of , a full-service gifting company that designs curated gift boxes for all kinds of occasions. Whether you’re looking for one gift for a friend or for 10,000 gifts for a corporate event—they do it all. Read on for an in-depth Q&A with Torrance about her typical work day, current inspiration, and words of wisdom.