Being organized is popular thanks to Marie Kondo!
Organizing your life can sound overwhelming and hard if you don’t know where to start.
If that’s you, if you feel overwhelmed, don’t worry! We’ve got some tips to help you get there.
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE
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Being and staying organized is something that some people can do automatically while others have to work a little harder at it.
Here are a few habits that organized people have that help them enjoy a well-ordered life.
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THINK LIKE A MINIMALIST
It’s interesting how things will seem to fall into place when you adopt a simplistic attitude toward all things, from home décor to wardrobes to workspaces.
Try to accumulate only the supplies that you need and use regularly.
This isn’t to say that an organized home can’t have a little flair or has to be entirely utilitarian, however, as with many things, the concept of moderation and keeping the “stuff” you own to a sensible amount will make things easier to find, easier to clean, and easier to keep organized.
There can be a cathartic effect to not being overwhelmed by belongings.
DON’T BURDEN YOUR MEMORY
Expecting your brain to remember every name, every event, and every number is not only exhausting, but it’s also not sustainable, and completely unnecessary.
Not only is there nothing wrong with getting into the habit of making notes and writing everything down but doing so is a fundamental element to being organized.
I like to use sticky notes and leave reminders for myself around the house. What the reminder is for, will determine where the note gets stuck.
If I need to remember something on my way out the door, it is stuck to the door so I see it right before I leave.
This is also a handy system if I need my family members to do something around the house that they wouldn’t normally do.
HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME
Break the habit of procrastination.
Begin using calendars and give yourself non-negotiable deadlines.
Create schedules for yourself and make the necessary concerted effort that you need to in order to not procrastinate.
It may seem that putting yourself under pressure may feel like a motivational tool, but it actually just creates more stress and results in lower quality performance.
You’ll achieve better results if you plan ahead and delegate the time to complete the task in an organized manner.
DEVISE YOUR OWN SYSTEM FOR YOUR STUFF
Before you declutter, have a plan or system to compartmentalize, label and designate a place for your belongings.
Buy a label maker and correct sized bins for each area of your home.
Do this in your bathroom, your kitchen, your desk at the office, as well as your car.
Even something as simple as keeping a clean car can somehow have the magically desirable effect of making you feel like your entire life is in order.
STICK TO YOUR LISTS
After you’ve made your super organized lists, the trick is to stick to them!
Do not fall prey to so-called “impulse buys” and “one time only” sales.
Make responsible decisions while you’re at home, away from the advertisements and sales pitches about what it is that you actually need, and do not allow yourself to be deterred from that list, regardless of what might be on sale.
Keep in mind that organization, in and of itself, requires organization. Make lists, write things down, declutter, and above all, keep things simple!
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