When it comes to organizing there is no “one solution fits all”, it is something that is different for everyone. There are so many different factors and they can all influence how we work and organize our lives. This is why we need to find systems and ways that allow us to stay organized and in control of our lives. It isn’t always easy and sometimes we need to try different things until something fits. This is why it is a great idea not to spend money on a new system. If it doesn’t work for you then you might have wasted money. These organizing tips are a great way to look at different ways of doing something and seeing if it is right for you!
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Organizing Tips You Need To Try
Finding systems that work for you is important, you might have to try a few different options before you find the right one for you and that is OK. The idea of grouping a lot of organizing tips together helps you to find that tip you need, you won’t need them all, just the ones that work for you.
However, you might not realize that this is in every area you want to organize and this takes time.
- Using a planner is a great way to organize your life. This idea sounds simple, but where it becomes more complicated is finding the right planning system for you. There are literally hundreds to choose from and they have some success with their audiences. The difficult task is choosing the right one for you, the main options you need to decide is between paper and digital planners, for me, paper planners are my preferred method.
- Try making your bed as soon as you get up. This helps to make the room look tidier and more put together. I am lucky, my husband makes the bed every morning, and he is able to make a bed look perfect, whereas, if I make it, it doesn’t really look made!
- Understanding why you aren’t able to get up and get a task complete, is just as important as completing the task. If you understand why you are procrastinating often you can learn to plan better. It could be as simple as not liking the idea of the task involved or you’re worried about some aspect, but by addressing these you can move forward and plan better knowing you’ve completed the task.
- Write things down, it is so easy to think of something and then five minutes later you have forgotten all the details. Being able to jot down notes, thoughts and ideas will allow you to organize your day better and plan for those cleaning sessions.
- Don’t multi-task, this just sets you up for disaster, it means that you start multiple tasks and often at the end of the day have a multitude of tasks all in different stages of being complete. If you stick with one task through to the end before starting the next the likelihood of getting more done to a higher standard is greater.
- Try to build routines, this is a way to automate your tasks; by building them into routines and habits you learn to do them without paying attention. You learn to do things automatically and this makes things easier and you are less likely to forget something that you do routinely.
- It is difficult when you start to organize your home to think of everything needing a home. It is about finding the right space for an item, what it doesn’t mean is finding a drawer or a storage container for everything you own, some things can live out on display and that is fine, it is where they belong. It is more about knowing their home and doing the next item on the list.
- Get into the habit of putting something away the moment you finish using it. Don’t let something sit out with the thought you will put that away later, often later doesn’t come and they are left sitting there gathering dust and dirt.
- If something stops working, stop and assess the situation and try to find a solution before the area gets out of hand. It could be that you have had a change in the family, it might just be a school holiday and routines change, understand this change and find a solution to the problem before it becomes a massive task.
- Block clutter, if you have a place where you find things get dumped and not taken care of immediately, block the area. It might be a place where mail is left, try putting something in the way to break the habit, try a vase of flowers or a pretty object. By blocking the area from clutter you are preventing a problem being created.
- Have rules, if you buy something new something you own already must leave your home. You can’t just choose something that is of little value, for example, a new pair of boots and the item that leaves is an old worn out pair of socks. This isn’t a fair trade, something of the same value or the same sort of item works well. So, therefore, a pair of new boots should equal an old pair of boots or shoes to go.
- Don’t just dump an item in a drawer and say that’s its new home. Hidden spaces like drawers need organization too. You must make these spaces organized and pretty too! Well, I will let you off from pretty, but they do need order and not just being dumped in the drawer to hide the item from site.
What are your best organizing tips?
Finding organizing tips that work is great, but remember that as your life changes so will your needs and systems that used to work suddenly stop. This is normal, you just need to change-up the system until you find one that works again for you.
Therefore, if you are looking for organizing tips to help straighten out your home and life then these tips might help. Use the ones that best suit your needs and can offer you more when it comes to your organization. Remember, not everything will work for you, it takes trial and error until you find the right systems for you.
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