And then I found some notebooks lying around the house and thought of making use of these to replace my computer "organization" files. And it worked!
Now my life is simpler. All I have to do is open my notebook, scribble the things I need to remember and the list of my To do's. I make it a point to highlight the important ones so I could go back to it. I find that this is more effective for me rather than sticking my nose on the computer all the time!