Most of us live "quiet lives of desperation" when it comes to not being organized. But, when you think about it, if you're not organized, there are so many things--people included--that may go by the wayside and that can certainly alter a person's lifestyle and negatively affect those around you.
If you have a cluttered desk, you will probably have a cluttered mind. If you have a kitchen that is disorganized, odds are the food you make may not taste that great or it may not be done on time.
There are so many other areas where organization is needed such as laundry, clothes, making lists, making and keeping a list of "things to do" or keeping a schedule for work and play events.
Keep in mind, there are certain steps you can take that will lead you to a more organized life such as taking care of things when they happen such as taking care of incoming mail when you receive it; instead of putting it down on your living room table and forgetting about it. Another example is if you see something that is not where it should be like a book, magazine, clothes and other, put it where it belongs. This takes care of clutter right when it happens.
Create time to take care of tasks that don't need to be done right away such as phone calls, emails or paying bills. For example, create a time slot in the morning or evening to take care of these concerns. Creating a certain time slot will ensure that these tasks will be done.
Then, go to each room in your house, condo or apartment and get rid of any items you no longer need. Set aside 15-30 minutes for each room and then do another room the same day or take care of the next room the following day or next week. Don't pressure yourself to do your entire home in a month or even in a year. Just do what you can and before you know it, you will have a much more organized home.
Create a menu for your family for a week or two and then stay with that menu. To do this effectively, make up a list of food you will need to fulfill the menu and add to the list as the days go buy. Then, do your grocery shopping just once a week and buy everything you will need; and that should also include snacks.
Then, buy a daily planner and in that planner write down daily tasks, appointments and things that need to be done. A planner can be helpful, keep you on track and will keep your life organized and less stressful.
To conclude, getting organized can indeed change your life and the best part is that it is not hard to do. So, get rid of clutter, buy a daily planner, take care of certain tasks in a timely manner and you will enjoy an organized and happy life!
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