Having an organized life is something that we all strive at some point or another within our daily lives. For some of us, this does not come naturally. But thankfully with a little bit of practice and motivation, we can develop what we need to create an organized lifestyle. I have put together a list of 14 easy habits for an organized life that cover all aspects of your day to routine!
Whether you are trying to get your college and school life together or even just trying to get through everyday life as young millennial gal, these tips to get organized are for you.
Even if you think there is no hope with becoming an organized person, I promise that you can do it! When you incorporate new ways of doing things little by little into your life, the most amazing changes have the opportunity to take place!
How to Organize Your Daily Routine
Make daily to do lists. To do lists will allow you to keep track of your daily tasks and overall promote a more organized day. Your to do lists can be as detailed or as broad as you like. However, I recommend attempting to make your to do list as detailed as you possibly can. Trust me, you will be more likely to do something if you specifically see it written down!
Streamline your days. Instead of spreading and mixing different types of tasks throughout the week, try to group similar tasks together and do them all in the same day. For example, if you have list of errands that you need to run, do all of those errands on the same day to prevent having to run errands throughout the other days of the week.
Create a schedule. It definitely helps to plan out your days with some sort of structure. I find that making a daily schedule helps me to really become more motivated to get things done (and it keeps me from procrastinating throughout the day). Now, you don’t have to follow the same schedule everyday, but having a general idea of what you will be doing really helps!
Productivity tools that may help you
Apps. Productivity apps are a great way to keep yourself organized throughout the day. Here are a few that I recommend:
Spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are great tool if you are a person who has to organize and categorize large amounts of information throughout the day. I personally like to use Google Sheets, but Excel and iSpreadsheet are other great options as well!
Planner. I seriously have no idea what I would do without my daily planner. In fact, I have 2 separate planners that I use daily. Planners allow you to see everything that needs to be done on a broad scale and is truly an essential tool for life organization.
How to Be More Organized at Home
Fold your laundry. It can be sooo tempting (at least for me) to leave laundry in the basket after I am finished washing. I can wash clothes all day….but folding….thats a whole different story. To make the task less unbearable for myself, I like to fold each load of clothes as soon as they are done drying. This helps prevent pile ups, making the laundry seem less undoable!
Put away items instantly. This tip sort of goes hand and with the laundry. To prevent an unnecessary build up of clutter in your home. Try to make it a habit to put away your items as soon as you are done using them. I like to tell myself that I can’t go anywhere else until everything is picked up.
Pro tip: This really helps when it comes to doing the dishes after cooking a meal. Let me tell you, I despise having to clean the kitchen after I have sat down to eat. To avoid this, I now wash my dishes as I use them, and won’t sit down to eat until pretty much everything has been put away.
Create a declutter and cleaning schedule. If you find it hard to keep up with organization in your home, creating your own personalized schedule just may do the trick. Having schedule will keep you right on track and prevent you from letting your declutter and cleaning tasks fall behind.
How to Be an Organized Person at Work & In School
Keep your work space clear. A cluttered workspace can be a real downer on your productivity levels throughout the day. Having designated spaces for specific items will help you be able to keep things nice and tidy for longer periods of time. It is also helpful to do a big tidy up at least once a week to keep unnecessary things from piling up, and to keep you from getting overwhelmed.
Set weekly & daily goals. We truly have the ability to exceed our own expectations when it comes to getting things done. And all we have to do is set goals! Setting goals will allow you to get a better picture of what is important to you. This will help you narrow down a specific plan of action to complete your desired task.
Use less paper. Paper is difficult to keep track of and things are more likely to be cluttered and lost. To minimize paper clutter, try using as many online systems as you can to keep track of any important assignments and work forms.