10 Essential Productivity Posts To Read This Weekend

I taught a blogging workshop this week in Canberra (it was ACE thanks for asking!) and one of the tips I gave my students was not to hide their killer content. I’ve been a naughty little sausage and I’ve allowed some of my most useful articles to get buried in my archives. So to set you guys up for an awesome weekend I thought I’d pop together a few articles that might inspire you to have a weekend of sorting, organising and taking care of yourself. Grab a cup of coffee and a biscuit (you know you want to) and have a cruise through some of my top productivity posts.

1. 29 of The Best Bedroom DIYs and Projects – In case you feel like doing some home improvements this weekend.

2. How To Have The Perfect Nap – A weekend isn’t really a weekend without an afternoon snooze.

3. The Secret to Surviving a Hangover – If you overdid it a little bit on Friday night… and Saturday night… and Sunday afternoon…

4. How to Function When You’re Completely Exhausted – If you’ve had a killer week and you have a crazy busy weekend ahead of you.

5. What To Do With All Your Random Crap – Just in case you decide to get all sorty this weekend.

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6. How To Manage Your Floordrobe – Learn the Smaggle method and you’ll never struggle with a floordrobe again.

7. How To Get Other People’s Shit Out Of Your House – Another good one if you’re in the mood for a spring clean.

8. How To Be More Productive – This one will get you super inspired for a productive week ahead.

9. How to Throw Things Away Like a God Damn Grown Up – Perfect for those people who struggle with throwing things away.

10. How To Beat The Sunday Night Blues – Save this one for when the weekend is almost over to stop you from getting the Sunday Night Sads.

What are you up to this weekend? Fancy plans? Quiet one?


  1. Tahlia Meredith 8 years ago

    Awesome round up! Quiet weekend for me – my boyfriend will be spending most of the weekend at PAX (a massive gamer convention) so I’m going to use the quiet home time to catch up and get ahead on a few things 🙂

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      I LOVE weekends at home. I managed to steal a solo morning today and it was awesome!

  2. Bookmarking this for some reading tonight!!
    My little brother is coming to stay with us for the weekend, but I think mostly to play video games with my husband!! We also have my little 6 year old niece’s birthday lunch. Should be a good weekend!
    (And the blogging workshop was super ace! Thanks for gracing Canberra with your presence!)

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      Oh yay! I’m so glad you liked it. It was so much fun. I’ll definitely be doing it again! 🙂 Hope your weekend was gorgeous!

  3. I need to read #7 to get my in-laws to move their furniture we’ve been storing for them while they built their extension. Extension’s done. Take your shit back. Please.
    I’m excited because this weekend I get my very first ever Big Girl Camera (DSLR in grown up speak) AND I’m getting my hair done – woo hoo!

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      AH! That’s so exciting! I’ve been wanting my own camera for ages… Mr Smaggle and I are currently sharing but he’s a bit greedy! You’re so lucky!

  4. chrisatpbe 8 years ago

    Will be attending my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday dinosaur party tomorrow. I am in charge of guacamole – that is all. Excellent. x

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      Sounds like a perfect weekend! I just had avocado on toast for lunch… they’re bloody delicious at the moment!

  5. Alyson 8 years ago

    It was indeed Ace to learn from you this week! I’m still working through the list I wrote at the workshop but coincidentally, I also need to work on the floordrobe and the productivity/exhaustion episodes 🙂 starting with that nap!

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      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      Oh you need to have a clear floor before you can get anything done. That’s essential! 🙂

  6. merilyn 8 years ago

    lots of really good tips here thanks smags!
    organization not being my strong point … I’ve tried to work on it to no avail;0
    anyhoo I am sorting my studio at the moment … way too much stuff in there!
    those bits and bobs are all part of my recycling story as an artist installations and assemblages!
    my excuse and I’m sticking to it! … lots of other productivity to work on! now for that nap!!! lol m:)X

    • Author
      Carly Jacobs 8 years ago

      Ha! Everyone was super keen on the nap idea! 🙂


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