Organize Your Life now!
Can’t find the measuring tape, the hammer, a band-aid, the remote control, or the insurance bill?
Wouldn’t life be more stress-free to search for an item if you can find it immediately?
Being disorganized can cause undue stress upon yourself and others. It can cause wasted time and money too. Productivity is lost and being efficient at home or office is thrown out the window.
Here are some suggestions to help you organize your space so you can avoid the stress, the loss of time and money and improve your productivity, efficiency, and harmony.
Write everything down
Back-up your computer files
Everything has a home- find a home for your inventory items…yes, even homes have inventory!
Scan your credit cards, ID’s, etc and keep in a safe place in case your wallet goes missing
Arrange files in a systematic order and consistently store your items accordingly
Start small organization projects to avoid being overwhelmed… try first with a:
- a junk drawer
- file cabinet
- kitchen cubboard
PURGE unused items. If they haven’t been used in a few years, chances are you don’t need them.
Donate or sell unused items in a garage sale rather than throwing them out
Make schedules & deadlines when tackling your organizational projects
Turn music on while you sort through your belongings to get you motivated
Never leave a room empty-handed. There is usually always something there that doesn’t belong. Put it in it’s own home, if you are headed that way.
Drawer organizers help you keep items like batteries, elastics, paper-clips, and other loose items in a designated place that prevents them from shuffling around and getting lost
Keep tools in one-place…designate a spot in the garage, shed, basement for your tools and always return them there after use
Important documents such as birth certificates, marriage license, social insurance cards, passports, insurances, etc. should be filed together in a ready-to-grab envelope should an emergency happen that forces you out of your home
Re-use bottles and plastic containers for your pantry, garage, shed, or anything you store loose items
Check expiry dates on medicine bottles, first aid kits, food on shelf and in fridge. Discard those that have expired. Note: don’t put medicine bottles in garbage, take them to your local pharmacy for them to discard safely.
Stick to your budget and one day a month review your finances and set-up automatic payments.
Switch summer and winter clothes each season and keep in boxes (clearly labelled) or put away in spare-room, spare closet or spare dresser.
Delegate organizational tasks to others. Many hands make light work!
Turn off distractions (TV, Computer, I-Phone) while organizing. Stay focused at the task at hand.
Meals: Schedule lunches and dinners for the week. Shop according to sales of the week to cut down expenses and make your money stretch. Make a little extra dinner for leftovers for lunch.
Outfits: Choose tomorrows outfit today and keep it on a hanger or ironing board, do the same for kids. Saves time searching in the morning.
If you organize your items in a systematic easy-to-find approach, you will feel less overwhelmed and more at ease. Try it!
What do you do to get organized? Do you have other recommendations and tips to share?
Written by Deborah @ (DCS) DatabaseCreationSite.com where Creative People Make Awesome Databases for Personal Use, Businesses, and for Writers.