The first step to getting organized is admitting that you have a problem. You know what I’m talking about: the feeling of clutter, disorganization and chaos in your home. It’s not just a mental state; it’s a physical one, too. In fact, clutter can cause health problems like stress and anxiety—and not just because it makes finding things so much harder than they need to be! So if you’re ready to make big changes in your life (and maybe even start sleeping again), read on for some tips on how to finally get that messy drawer or cabinet under control once and for all!
Set aside a designated space for all your projects.
This may sound obvious, but it’s easy to let your projects pile up and get out of hand. Make sure the space is well lit and clean so that you can see everything clearly when it’s time to work on them. Use a whiteboard (or two) for keeping track of tasks, as well as making notes about what needs to be done next or why something isn’t working properly–you don’t want any confusion when it comes time for cleanup!
Get rid of the stuff you don’t need.
When you’re starting to get organized, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all of your stuff. You may find yourself thinking: “I don’t know where to start!” or “Where do I even begin?”
The first step is making a decision about what should stay and go. This means deciding what exactly is clutter–and then getting rid of it!
- Donate or sell things that belong in someone else’s home (or business). If you’ve never donated anything before, consider taking pictures of some items before sending them out with a friend or family member who might be interested in buying them from you.
- Get rid of things that aren’t needed anymore–but keep them around so they don’t end up being forgotten about forever! If nothing else needs doing with it anymore–whether because something else has replaced its function or because there are no more good uses for it anymore–then put it somewhere where nobody will walk into the room without knowing exactly where those items go within their surroundings…which means putting them away where they belong: behind closed doors until next year’s holiday decorations come up again 🙂
Put everything in its place.
- To organize your possessions, use containers.
- To keep track of events and appointments, use a calendar.
- To keep track of your tasks, use a to-do list.
- If you require more space than simply one page each day can offer (like me! ), use a planner or appointment book.
Create process lists for every aspect of your life.
To divide a work into smaller, more manageable steps, create a process list. They can ensure that you stay on course and don’t omit any crucial measures.
For instance, your process list for cleaning your home might look something like this:
- Clean windows (you have this one)
- pristine restroom (you probably do this every day)
- Clean the sheets (this one is optional)
Establish a routine for cleaning and organizing your home.
- Establish a routine for cleaning and organizing your home.
- Set aside time for cleaning and organizing your home, but do it before you start your day. This can be as simple as setting an alarm on your phone, telling yourself that whenever the clock hits 8:00 am, it’s time to start cleaning up some clutter or organizing something in particular! A great way to make sure this happens is by working on one area at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed by larger tasks like clearing off your desk or putting away all of those clothes that were lying around for months (and months). If possible, try scheduling these chores throughout the day when there are fewer distractions–this will help keep things fluid so they don’t end up forgotten until late at night when everyone is getting ready for bed!
Track your progress with a to-do list app or calendar tool.
The next step is to track your progress. There are many ways to do this, but the most common is by using a task management app or calendar tool.
Tracking your progress can help you stay organized and on top of things at home, work and in life more generally. It also gives you something tangible to look forward to when things get tough so they don’t seem quite so overwhelming in the moment (as well as setting up future rewards).
Keep your routine consistent, even when life gets crazy!
It’s easy to get off track when life gets busy. You might find yourself feeling less productive or even skipping a step in your routine, but by maintaining consistency, you’ll be able to stay on track and keep the clutter at bay.
When I first started writing this article, I thought it would be helpful to share some tips that worked for me. But while they may have helped at one point in time, they no longer apply today! The only thing constant about our lives is change–and so should our routines be too! So instead of trying desperately hard with outdated methods (like pinning things up on Pinterest), try something new instead: try making an immediate schedule change today!
It’s really not that hard to get organized, once you make it a priority
It’s really not that hard to get organized, once you make it a priority. Start with the easy stuff: your dresser and closet. Then move on to larger projects like your garage or attic. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends and family!
There are so many great apps and products out there, but don’t get overwhelmed by the choices. These tips and tricks will help you get started on your journey to organizing your life: set aside a designated area for everything you need; get rid of anything that’s unnecessary; put everything in its place; create process lists for every aspect of your life; establish a routine for cleaning and organizing your home (or office); track your progress with a to-do list app or calendar tool (or both!). Keeping things consistent is key when it comes down to being more organized – even when life gets busy!