When you have several freelance clients, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. You may be able to stay on top of everything, but there could be a more effective way of getting things done.

It is important to stay organized so that you don’t miss a deadline or fall behind. You want to make sure that all your clients stay happy. With several deadlines and milestones that you want to meet, it’s essential that you keep a calendar of when you need to complete certain tasks.

Freelancers Union has 4 awesome tips that will help you stay organized and make juggling multiple clients a lot easier.

“1. Own your calendar

Hahaha — oh if my high school teachers could see this post.

In the extremities of my youth, I was never a very organized person; my viewpoint of “due dates” and “deadlines” ranged from “vague” to “optional.”

Nothing will force you into organization faster, though, than a busy client’s schedule.

When you’re juggling multiple clients, YOU need to be the ultimate authority on your own schedule. Write down everything on your calendar; carry a version of it wherever you go (I recommend an electronic variation, so it can be backed up). You cannot set reasonable boundaries without this tool; you cannot remember every client’s demand.

Write everything down; make it a habit as ingrained as brushing your teeth.

Shoot, write “brush your teeth” down in the calendar. Now you won’t forget.”

See the other 3 tips at Freelancers Union.