Great Tips To Keep Your Life Organized
Well, who doesn’t need more Organization in their lives? Even for the savviest organizer, there are times when you might get lax about your organization rituals. Remember, for all the organization ideas and rituals that you have, that there’s always room for improvement. You never know when these tips might come in handy – for example, if you’re moving to a new house for rent in Klang, and the space is smaller for all the things that you own.
3 most important tasks
We can’t stress enough about the importance of having a 3-task list. Instead of filling up your task list with normal tasks that you are bound to do daily, keep it for the most important. Very morning, write down and make a mental note of the 3 most important tasks for the day. The senseof accomplishment that comes when you complete this short list will make everything else seem to fall into place.
An easy and workable to do list
While a multitude of apps and gadgets exist for keeping a task list, sometimes less is more. You might end up putting a task on your smart phone, another on your computer, and another written on the sticky note pasted to your fridge. With all the different ways of doing things, you might end up spending time trying to organize your to do list, instead of actually doing the tasks you wrote on it. Find the easiest method that works for you and consolidate everything.
A place for everything and everything in its place
Find a home for everything you own. Find places that are easy to access for all the things you use the most often. Keep everything else in places that are still pretty easy to get to. This way, you spend less time dreading doing things, and more time actually doing things. For example, keep your pots and pans in a drawer near the stovetop, not in boxes on top of cabinets. Everything should have its place, including the things that you never use (read: trash can, place that accepts donations, etc.).
Put it away now
One of the simplest things you can do to keep yourself organized is to put whatever item you have been using away immediately after using it. This way, you will be on top of everything: you will know where everything and anything is so you never waste your time looking for something that has been misplaced. Not only is it smart, it’s efficient as well. The next time someone visits and asks for something, you could tell them where to find it without even needing to look.
Use the trash/recycling bin
Organizing your belongings is an energy-consuming task. Adding unnecessary items just wastes even more energy. Rather than organizing everything you own, start your organizationendeavor by getting rid of unused things first. Just imagine how much more in control you can feel by ridding yourself of outdated newspaper articles or notes that have been rendered meaningless after the relevant information has already been extracted.
Embrace change as an opportunity for growth. Change obsoletes unimportant things and renders methods or ideas that aren’t timeless useless. It allows you to bring in newer and more important things. What’s best of it is that it is an organizing tool that’s all in your mind. You don’t need to spend money or energy. All you have to do is simply embrace it.
If you’re a visual person, color-coding your various lists and calendars can minimize the amount of time you spend looking at them. For example, if you’re in school, you can color-code your schedule (green for paper due, blue for quiz, red for test, yellow for free period, etc.). Sure, it might take a while for you to set up and get used to it, but for the rest of your semester (or even until the next one), you will only have to take a quick glance at your schedule to get a clear idea of what kind of week you are going to have.
Write down, execute and tidy up on the way
What you need to keep you on track to becoming a more organized person is a mantra. Write down what you need to do, do it, and tidy up any mess you make on the way. Treat this as your organization bible.
Do one thing at a time
Although many people find multi-tasking easy, it is better to focus on one thing at a time. This frees up your mind and your energy to give the most important tasks the focus it deserves.
Never rely on a single point of failure
Always have a back-up. Don’t be the person who pays a fortune to hear speakers at a conference and be in a rut when the only pen you have to take notes runs out of ink. Be prepared with an extra. We can’t tell you how great that feeling is when one thing breaks, gets lost or just goes kaput, and you have another one ready in reserve.
You control your life
Always remember that you are in control of your life. Whatever the electronics or paper you use, make sure they are working for you, not the other way around. Does your email program say you have to stay checking for email every 5 or 10 minutes? You’ll probably get a whole lot more done if you just check it a few times a day. That goes for smartphones too. Many tools exist, and there is one to fit everyone – so use what works but make what works work for you the way it suits you best.