The Best Tips For Staying Organized

The Best Tips For Staying Organized


The Best Tips For Staying Organized

The Best Tips For Staying Organized

We are a big believer in the organization. When I was young, I remember my mom telling me that she liked her life just the way it was because everything had its place. But when she died and left all of her belongings to me, I realized what she said was true: so long as we have a place for everything, we can find happiness in our lives no matter how chaotic they may be.

Keep a running list of tasks.

Whether you use a notebook or app, having a running list of tasks is important for staying organized. The best thing about this type of list is that it's easy to access anywhere. If you're out shopping for supplies for your project and think of something else that needs doing, no problem! Just add it to the list so that everything is in order and ready to go once you get back home.

A checklist is also crucial if you want to make sure nothing gets forgotten when working on bigger projects. Checklists are especially helpful when there are multiple steps or people working on something together; they provide an easy way for everyone involved in the process (you included) to know what needs to be done next.

Schedule a time to get organized every day.

Setting aside a specific time every day to get organized is important. Don’t put it off until later. Make it a priority, and don't let other things get in the way of making progress toward your goal. If your schedule is busy, consider keeping an appointment with yourself on your calendar in advance so you can be sure not to be distracted by other things while staying focused on what needs to get done.

Use a rolling cart to stay organized on the go.

A rolling cart is one of the best ways to stay organized. A rolling cart will allow you to keep all your supplies and easily transport them from one place to another. You can use a rolling cart for anything from craft supplies to office materials, or even if you're just trying to make an easy way for kids to bring their books back and forth between classes.

If you've never used a rolling cart before, here are some tips on how they work:

  • Choose a size that fits your needs—smaller ones are great if you only need certain things from time to time (like bringing projects home from school), while larger ones are better if you need more storage space or plan on transporting heavier items around with them (like groceries).

  • Make sure that whatever wheels are on it are sturdy enough for what you'll be carrying around with it; sometimes, plastic wheels won't hold up as well as metal ones!

  • If possible, choose one with multiple shelves, so everything has its dedicated spot instead of being loose inside the basket itself."

Assign one shelf, drawer, or box for each person in your house.

Assign one shelf, drawer, or box for each person in your house.

  • Use a label maker to make labels for each person's belongings.

  • Use a different color for each person's items.

  • Use a different label maker for each person's items (you can buy one at any office supply store).

  • Plan out the space before you start to know how much room you have available and where everything should go on the shelves/drawers/boxes. Make sure there is enough space for everyone's stuff!

Tame paper clutter.

  • Keep only what's important. It's easy to let clutter build up in your home or office, but you don't need to keep every piece of mail you receive. If it's something important and you're likely to refer back to it in the future, consider saving it on your computer or filing cabinet.

  • Organize paper files by document type (pay stubs, tax returns). When organizing paper documents, it helps to think about how much time they take up and where they could be stored more efficiently. For example: Do I need these 10-year-old receipts?

  • Use a shredder when necessary. Shredding unwanted documents will save space in your home or office and help protect against identity theft!

  • Scan documents for easier access later on if needed at some point down the road--this can include bills that come in monthly statements from utilities like gas/electricity companies, medical bills from doctor visits, credit card statements from purchases made online, etcetera.

Don't hoard multiple things.

  • Don't hoard multiple things. Remove the extras if you have more than one item and use only one.

  • Don't keep things for sentimental reasons. When something has sentimental value, it is usually difficult to get rid of because you're unsure if you'll ever be able to replace that feeling again. If you find yourself in this situation and can't part with the item (or don't want to), put it in a box and label it "Memorabilia." Label your boxes clearly, so they are easy to locate when needed without having to take time searching through your entire house or apartment before finding what's important enough for some sort of remembrance ceremony! This will save time later on down the road when someone comes over asking whether or not they may borrow your favorite childhood toy; plus, there's also less likelihood of misplacing important keepsakes since everything is stored neatly away within a specific container rather than spread out across multiple storage locations throughout one space (which often leads people making purchases later on down life's winding roads).

  • Don’t keep things merely because they were once considered valuable enough by another person who no longer wants them—especially if said person does not even exist anymore! The only reason we should ever keep anything from someone else is if: 1.) They specifically told us beforehand how much meaning did hold within each item individually; 2.) It holds sentimental value towards us personally, which could never be matched by any other item (like our first car); or 3.). It has potential monetary gain down the road ahead, such as antique furniture pieces made entirely out of gold (but even then, these items should always be appraised correctly before deciding whether or not they are worth keeping).

Take everything out and sort it all into categories.

The first step to organizing is to take everything out of the drawer and sort it into categories. You can do this independently, or you may want to recruit a friend or family member who will help with the sorting process. Once everything is sorted into categories, go through each category with a fine-toothed comb and discard anything that's not useful for your purposes. Be careful about discarding items you might want later; if you don't know how much space something takes up in an organizational system and whether it would be helpful there (and we do mean "helpful" here), then just leave it where it is until you're done with this process.

Once all of your stuff has been sorted into categories, look at all of them and consider how many subcategories are necessary for each one—don't worry about whether any particular one is too big or too small yet! Just decide which ones could use further breaking down into smaller groups without making life too complicated; that will make things easier on both yourself and future readers trying to find themselves amidst your clutter (yes, now).

Get rid of anything that doesn't fit you anymore.

The best way to stay organized is to avoid clutter and unnecessary items in the first place. That means getting rid of anything that doesn't fit you anymore, whether it's old clothes, broken electronics, or unused sports equipment. You can donate these items or give them away on Craigslist or and make a little money by selling them online through sites like eBay or Amazon Marketplace.

If you lack storage space in your home, consider renting out extra rooms for income or finding creative ways to use what's already there (like turning a garage into an office). If this isn't feasible for you, consider looking into storage units—they're inexpensive and may be able to help with keeping things tidy without breaking the bank!

Donate unused items to charity.

Donate unused items to charity. If you have any unused or unwanted items, donate them! Many charities accept donations of clothing and household goods, and they always need furniture. Not only will you be helping others by donating your items, but you will also be reducing clutter in your home.

If you want to get rid of something quickly and easily, take it to a donation center like Goodwill or Salvation Army, where someone else will be able to benefit from its use instead of letting it sit around collecting dust for years on end.

Hang everything up immediately.

The best way to organize your laundry room is by using a hanging system. This allows you to store your clothes immediately, so they don't pile up on the floor, making it easier for you to pick up after yourself and keep things tidy.

Hang everything up immediately! A command hook is probably the easiest option for most people. These hooks can hold up to two pounds of weight and come in many different sizes, including small ones that are perfect for hanging necklaces and bracelets. You can also use cork boards or magnetic strips for this purpose—just make sure that whatever tool you choose will hold all of the items in your laundry basket! If you're looking for something more durable and long-lasting than command hooks or other adhesive products, try an over-the-door hook instead! You can attach this piece of hardware directly onto any doorframe within reach; just make sure there's enough space between each peg so that no clothes get tangled together when they're hung there (or else they might wrinkle).

Limit yourself to a small pile of "maybe" items.

You can’t do everything, but you can do something.

If you don't have time to organize, focus on one area at a time. For example, if your kitchen is the biggest mess in your home and has been for years, then make this area your priority. If nothing else, try to tackle the worst part of that room first (like the pantry). The same goes for other rooms in your home where things tend to pile higher than normal—you may want to start by cleaning out those shelves or closets before tackling other areas of clutter around them.

If something isn't important enough for you to take action on today… put it into a box and get back to it later!

You can organize every aspect of your life if you commit to doing so daily and start by setting your own categories and goals.

You can organize every aspect of your life if you commit to doing so daily and start by setting your own categories and goals.

  • Set a goal to organize one area of your life each week. For example, this week, I’m going to organize my office desk. Next week I’ll focus on the kitchen, pantry, etc.

  • Start small by taking care of one category at a time: perhaps only having one drawer or shelf in the kitchen organized at first before moving on to another category.

If you feel overwhelmed by your clutter and disorganization, it’s time to stop procrastinating. Take the first step today by finding a place for everything in your home and getting rid of anything that doesn’t fit you anymore. Then, commit to following through on this plan daily until it becomes routine!

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