Everyone knows that one person who has everything organized in every area of their home. You may be wondering what their secret is and how do they continue to stay organized? Or you may have been on track before you had kids and now things have sort of gone downhill. Either way, it is possible to have your home organized the way you want, it just takes some determination and a plan. Here are 12 secrets of highly organized people to help you get started.
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12 secrets of highly organized people
1. Pull everything out of your space before you start.
To know what you are working with, it is helpful to have everything out, so you can see what have. Of course, pulling everything out of your space before you start may feel like a big step backward because now your room is a huge mess. Remember that just like renovating a home you have to take everything apart and basically, start over, to put everything back in its place.
2. Keep like items together.
Keeping like items together will help you make the right amount of space for the things. It also makes sense of the chaos to put everything that is alike together.
3. Purge continuously.
Purging is a vital part of staying organized. Getting rid of clothes you don’t wear, old dishes you no longer need and shoes that are beyond repair is so important to keep your space organized and in order.
4. Read your mail every day.
A lot of people struggle in this area, but it is important to read your mail every day. Not only read it but toss out any mail that is unneeded. Paper piles are a huge deterrent to your organization.
5. Remove papers and throw away what is not needed.
Clear old newspapers, sales ads, or an old magazine is another important key to staying organized. Just like tossing out mail you don’t need, holding on to other paper items just adds to the chaos.
6. Have a list of things that you need to do.
Making a list of tasks you need to complete, will help your focus on what you need to do. It is a great sense of accomplishment when you check off the items on your list because you got them done.
7. Learn to prioritize.
Prioritizing is vital because you should get the important tasks completed first. That way if something else comes up, you’ve already finished what was necessary and essential. It will, also, be easier to continue working and get the less important tasks done.
8. Put items back in their proper space when you are done using it.
Always put things back in their proper space, when you are done using it. Putting things away is an essential component to staying organized. Everything has a place and gets put back when not in use.
9. Do not leave projects half done, finish what you start.
If you have half-finished projects all around your home, it is a recipe for disorganization. If you finish what you’ve started then, you won’t have parts and pieces everywhere, which end up merging and make a big mess.
10. Have a schedule and routine.
Having a schedule and routine, will help you stay on task and organized. It will become a part of your every day, so you won’t forget to complete the tasks to keep your life and home maintained.
11. Clutter is unacceptable.
Clutter is the biggest enemy of organization. You cannot accept messiness in your home under any circumstances. It only takes a little bit of time to remove the litter that has just started to accumulate, but the longer it stays, the bigger it becomes and the harder it is to clear away.
12. Have goals and reach for them every day.
Set yourself goals every day and reach to achieve them. It is an essential part of getting and staying organized.
Remember, it is possible to get your home organized, even if you have kids and a busy schedule. It only takes a little effort to maintain your clean and organized home, but it is an ongoing part of your life. You need to stay diligent and determined and you will be happy with the fruits of your labor.