Many people find it extremely difficult to organize things. It’s this sounds like you, there’s no need to be upset by it. Consider the following tips to help you get a better handle on things. It’s probably easier than you think!
Top Organizing Hacks
Make a Chore Chart
Writing a list of your weekly, monthly and yearly chores is the most beneficial step you can take toward organizing your life. You’ll be less likely to follow your list, if you overwhelm yourself with too many chores So, start with a small list with simple tasks and build up from there.
Posting the list on your fridge or work space or downloading an app on your phone so you can see it on a regular basis will help you remember to complete your chores. While it may be difficult at first, it’s important to follow through with the jobs listed. With practice, organizing may even become something you enjoy doing. Over time you won’t even need to think about it. For example, I know that every Monday is laundry day at my home!
Clearly labeling the spaces that you set aside for your things makes it much easier to stay organized. You can either buy a set of labels and a marker, or invest in a label maker if you want to give your labels a more professional look.
There are all sorts of ways to use labels to remind yourself of how to stay organized. For example, you can even put a label on the inside of the door to each of your cupboards to remind you of what goes where. I use labels on my dry goods in the pantry, on storage tubs in the attic, on tins to separate Christmas ornaments in my holiday stash, on boxes in my closet so I know which boxes contain scarves and other items, and more. I bet I have labels on something in every room of my home. They are so easy to use and make life so much easier!
Use Storage Bins
Investing in a set of storage bins will clear up a ton of space and make you feel like an organizational genius. Storage bins are perfect for just about anything and can be stored neatly and discreetly in your home afterwards. You can find them online or at your local dollar store.
Organize your smaller items together based on their likeness. In other words, if you have a lot of photo albums, it will be easier to find the specific one you’re searching for if you store them together in the same bin.
Buy a Notebook
Stop using notepads and stray pieces of paper to make notes and lists. Instead, invest in a simple notebook. Use it to jot down grocery and shopping lists, measurements you need for purchases at the store, anything you would normally jot down on a piece of scrap paper. Not only will you never lose a list again, but you can always go back and take a look if you need to reference something. Having a special notebook designated for lists and such has definitely been a lifesaver for me! Not to mention I love carrying around a pretty notebook. 🙂
Hopefully, to try at least one of these suggestions to help you get more organized. As you can see, they’re all pretty straightforward. And, quite honestly, there’s no better time to jump in and get the job done!