5 Steps to a More Organized Life
By Sara Butler
Here’s a little secret: The most organized people you know are not born organized. No way! They had to cultivate the habits that made them that way. If you envy those people and want to work a little more organization into your life, then you need to work these habits into your life.
Write Stuff Down
Do you wish that you could remember every birthday or special anniversary for someone in your life even when Facebook doesn’t remind you? Well, you don’t have to memorize a list – you just need to write it down!
Get a notebook or address book in which you can keep a running list, or use your computer or smartphone. Find a way that works for you and keep your list there so that you don’t have to try to store it away in your mental filing cabinet. Write everything you need to remember down. Everything.
Create Schedules and Deadlines
Wasting time isn’t organized. You have to recognize that staying organized and being productive go together just like peas and carrots. Make and keep a schedule for days of the week and weeks overall, then make deadlines and set goals accordingly. The most important thing you can do after you’ve done this is stick to it!
Procrastinating isn’t productive. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to actually do what you need to. If you desire a life that is less demanding and stressful, then you need to cut out the procrastination in order to get more organized! This will help to keep you from feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders!
Find a Home for Your Stuff
If you want to keep your life organized, then you need to find a home for all your things. Organized people stay that way by storing and labeling things so that everything has a place. You can create easily accessible storage for the stuff you use all the time and other spaces for stuff that you use infrequently. Here’s a pro tip: Never label anything as “miscellaneous!”
Nail down time every single week to organize your space. If you can spend a little time decluttering regularly, then your ability to stay organized will be that much easier. You need to be consistent in order to keep a minimum standard of organization in your home – especially if you have kids!
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