Organizing is hard. I know this from personal experience. I’m still working on it.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
As I’m getting ready to head back to school, I’m starting to get a little overwhelmed. Between all of my schoolwork, extracurricular activities, family commitments, and everything else that goes on in our house, it’s easy to get behind.
I’ve tried several methods of keeping myself organized, but nothing seems to stick. I’ve also tried organizing my closet, my bookshelf, my kitchen, and more. It seems like every time I organize something, I find another thing to organize.
That’s why I decided to share some of the best tips I’ve learned so far on getting organized. Hopefully, this post will help you too!
1. Don’t try to be perfect
Perfection isn’t possible. But it’s also not necessary. Don’t feel like you need to do it perfectly, because you don’t. Instead, focus on getting things done.
If you’re not sure if you’re organized enough, ask a friend who is. They’ll tell you the truth.
2. Make a list
Before you start any organizing project, make a list of everything you plan to organize. This is a great way to ensure you don’t forget anything.
3. Start small
Don’t try to organize everything at once. Pick one room or one area at a time. Try to get through a room or an area at a time.
4. Create a schedule
Plan your time. Make sure you have enough time to get things done.
5. Have patience
You’ll probably feel frustrated as you start organizing. That’s OK. Just remember that it’s going to get better over time.
6. Take breaks
Organizing can be stressful, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Take breaks. Go for a walk. Do something fun!
7. Reward yourself
Reward yourself when you get a task completed. It’s important to recognize your accomplishments.
8. Use the right tools
If you want to get organized, make sure you use the right tools. Tools like these are going to help you stay organized, and they’re going to make your life much easier.
9. Keep it simple
Keep your organizing projects simple. You don’t need a bunch of different organizers, storage systems, and organizational tools.
10. Don’t buy a new system
Don’t buy a new system. You’ll probably end up spending more money than you save.
11. Start slow
Start small. Organize one drawer or shelf. Get to work.
12. Make it fun
Get your friends or family involved. Everyone has a different approach to organization.
13. Learn from your mistakes
Learn from your mistakes. As you’re organizing, keep track of what works and what doesn’t. You can then use this information to help you plan next time.