Organizing doesn’t have to be difficult. It may seem like a daunting task when you are working full-time, getting dinner ready, or running the kids around to appointments. Sure there are projects that might take some time that take time to establish but there are also ways to get organized right now without having to buy anything.
- Make Your Bed– It’s what we are taught as children and makes a world of a difference doing it everyday. Here’s why, making your bed every morning sets the tone for the day. If you don’t have time to make your bed because you don’t have time, the rest of your day is going to be off track and you’ll feel unorganized. When you make your bed, it’s a sense of completion and it’s like the horn blowing off saying it’s time to start your day.
- Hang Up Your Clothes- Another thing we were taught as children still holds true today as adults. It’s easy to come home after a long day of work and change out of your work clothes and put them on the bed. Then before you know it, they get moved to the floor because your ready to go to bed and don’t feel like hanging them up. It only takes seconds to do so but at night you’ve made yourself believe that it’s going to take 5 minutes and you are too tired. Put them away immediately when you change out of them, you’ll be happier you did and won’t end up with a pile of clothes on the floor at the end of the week.
- Keep The Sink Empty– This one can be a challenge because doing dishes takes some time, when you are tired after a long day of work, no one wants to do dishes. Do them right after dinner is over, if you can’t do them right away, do them after the kids go to bed. Waking up in the morning without a sink full of dishes to do will save you time. Keep the end in mind with this one.
- Plan Your Day– Write down your appointments or use your smartphone calendar, whatever you decide to do, stick to it. Take your ‘To Do’ list and scheduled them into your calendar. This is how you will maximize your time and get the list done without procrastinating. To help you keep you schedule on track, use a timer. You’ll push yourself by using a timer trying to get it done in the allotted time. You can get a free day planner here. Download
- Track Your Expenses- Keeping track of where your money goes will keep you more organized. You’ll spend less and feel like you have control of your money rather than it having control over you. It takes discipline to stick to a budget but keep the end result in mind here as well and you’ll feel great.
- Hang Up Your Keys– Misplacing your keys is really frustrating, you swore they were just there and then the entire house gets blown up because your doing a frantic search for them because you need to leave. Invest in a key holder and hang them up every single time. The best place for it is right by the door so it’s the first thing you do when you get home.
What do you do every day to stay organized?