Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Organizing Your Life

There is so much you can utilize in terms of organizing your daily life. Here are some ideas to help you get organized.

Write everything down!
Go out and get a note book that you keep with at all times or in a safe place that you can refer too. You can also use your cell phone if you like, I myself prefer the old school method of just writing it down. Write down things you need to buy, things you need to do on certain days, bills that need to be paid on certain days, appointments pretty much everything! Have a daily list and a monthly list. This will help narrow down what needs to be done right away and what has to be done on a further date.  Here are some sample list ideas you could write down.

Bill payments 
Grocery List 

Daily to do list
The key with these lists is to prepare them ahead of time. Take 5 minutes out of everyday to devote to your lists. Make sure you take a look at what needs to be done that day and  to make sure things you have completed are checked off. Once you start completing and keeping up with your lists things will just start becoming second nature. 

Declutter your office. Clean your desk make sure you have everything in folders labeled and in a file cabinet. Try to keep things you use daily on your desk. Having a clear desk will make you very productive and will make people think you got your life together (wink).
 Declutter your computer and cell phone. Delete apps and files you no longer need. Not only does having too many things on your electronics slow it down it also makes it visually look cluttered. 

Clean and organize your house. I know this is easier said then done. Tackle it room by room a day at a time so you are not over whelmed. First step is to get rid of clutter. This could be anything from donating clothes and furniture you no longer use to packing things away in labeled storage bins. This will be the hardest part, don't hold on to things that are just collecting dust. Someone out there will make great use of these things once you let go!

Now its time to declutter your life, This to me is the most important. You will not get all of these things done in a day, so make some time for yourself to get it done. Cancel engagements that you committed to that you didn't even want to attend in the first place. Don't worry what people will say or think of you. If you honestly sat down and wrote all the places and people you need to see in a month you would be surprised how thin you are stretching yourself. 

Now that you have done these things,  think about all that you do daily and make sure you have some structure. Most of the time you are running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Having a daily routine will calm your mind and make you more productive.

What are some of your organizing tips? 

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