What Does It Mean to be Organized?
When you are organized, you know where various items are, you are aware of what you are doing and where you are going. It means that you are overcoming the obstacles that keep you from doing what you need to do.
What Are the Benefits to Being Organized?
- It clears your mind and gives you a sense of accomplishment.
- It reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed.
- To gain a sense of control.
- It saves you time and money.
- It helps you relax and experience less stress.
- To gain energy from your space.
- It sparks your creativity.
- It sets a good example for your kids and others.
- When you get organized, it is contagious and you want to do more of it, as will others.
- It fills your heart to give items away to charity.
- It increases your self-esteem.
- It makes you love and enjoy your home even more.
- It improves family relationships.
- To have more time to spend on what’s important to you.
Tips to Help with Organization
- Make a list of what needs to be done. Don’t rely on your memory.
- Use what works for your (paper, white board, calendar/planner, notes on your phone)
- Color code things.
- Do the 3 most important tasks for that day.
- Do one thing at a time.
- Do the task now.
- Unapologetically take control of your time and priorities.
- Have less “stuff.” And clean up regularly.
- Create schedules for when you will clean.
- Delegate cleaning and organizing tasks when you are able.
- Recycle and donate.
- Donate or throw something out before buying something new.
- Put things away immediately.
- Create a list of passwords in a safe app or a hard copy file.
- Clean out your emails and unsubscribe from newsletters, etc that you don’t read.
- Use a task management app.