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10 Things You Can Do Every Day to Be More Organized

Keys and Phone

Leave your keys, cell phone and other accessories you carry in the same place when you get home. Have a designated area to ensure that you do not wonder where you put these items.

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10 Things You Can Do Every Day to Be More Organized

10 Things You Can Do Every Day to Be More Organized

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Keys and Phone

Leave your keys, cell phone and other accessories you carry in the same place when you get home. Have a designated area to ensure that you do not wonder where you put these items.

Create a Task List

Make a new to-do list every day based on the previous day's list. Cross off what you've completed. 

Check Your Bank Balance

It allows you to see what you spent the previous day and can reveal any unauthorized charges.

Carry a Small Notepad

Write down items for your shopping list, errands, to-do's, and random thoughts. 

You never know when you'll need to quickly write something down.

Organize Your Wallet

  • File away the receipts you need to keep and tear up the rest. 
  • Sort through your rewards cards and place the ones you use most in front.

Plan Your Meals

  • Consider the meals to be made.
  • Add needed items to your shopping list.
  • Schedule time to shop.
  • Schedule time to cook.

Prepare Your Clothing

Get into the habit of preparing for the next day. Lay your clothes out the night before to save you from wondering what to wear in the morning.

Prep the Launch Pad

  • Re-pack and refresh gym bags, work bags, and school bags.
  • Lay ingredients out for breakfast and lunch.
  • Check the weather report to see if umbrellas will be required.

Follow a Routine

Create good habits by keeping to a routine. It helps to automate tasks, where possible.

Do the Dishes

Make sure the dishes are done every night before you go to sleep and make your bed in the morning. This promotes relaxation and sets a positive tone for the day.

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Don’t Rely On Your Memory

If you want to remember things, don't rely on your memory. Put it in writing or in a digital notebook.

Make Back-Ups Of Everything

  • Make sure to back up your computer files.
  • Make duplicates for your car and home keys.
  • Scan your IDs, passports and bank details, and put it all in a secured folder on your computer.

Keep all your financial records, birth certificates, land titles and insurance in one folder, preferably in a safe.

Have a designated place for everything

  • Sort out your clothes, cleaning materials and everything else and keep them in labeled containers or closets at home. 
  • Organize your work space well so that your every move is conserved, knowing exactly where everything is.

Doing this will take time, but it is easier to find what you need.

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1. Rewrite It

Spend 5 minutes each morning preparing your task list to have only accomplishable tasks that fit the time you have available. Keep other tasks on a holding list for another day.

2. Be Laser Focused

Set a timer for 15 minutes, shut out the world and concentrate with intense focus on one and only one task. Closing your door and turning off your phone and internet are specially important.

3. Let Go Of Tasks

Recognize that not everything in your list must be done. When in doubt, delete it from your list; if it is important you’ll eventually add it back.

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Benefits of Decluttering

  • More time and energy for the people and activities you love
  • A more spacious, peaceful, calmer and clutter-free home
  • Financial freedom by choosing to own and bu...

Quick Tips to Declutter More Effectively

  1. Keep an ongoing donation box easily accessible:.
  2. Instead of keeping things you don’t use or love, get rid of them as soon as you find them.
  3. Try decluttering as quickly and efficiently as you can for just 10 minutes a day.
  4. Schedule regular times to declutter and stick to them.
  5. Use the “one in, one out” rule: Whenever you buy or bring something new into your home, find one thing to get rid of in its place.
  6. Make sure you have a place to keep everything you’re choosing to keep.
  7. Get things out of your house as soon as possible.
  8. Track results. Take before and after pictures.
  9. Don’t organize until after you declutter.
  10. Use a “maybe box” for items you’re struggling to let go of.
  11. Use the 20/20 rule for items you’re keeping “just in case”: It eans if you can replace the item for less than $20 and in less than 20 minutes, don’t keep it “just in case”.