It seems like everyone today struggles with staying organized. Bills pile up on the tables, clothes become cluttered piles on the floor, and the busy nature of your ever day life makes it difficult to catch up. In order to stay organized, you need to start now and get a system in place that works for you. Here are three ways to stay organized next year.
- Use Lists. Lists give you a chance to visually see everything that you need to keep track of. It is a great way to stay organized with everything from to-do tasks to appointments to your shopping list. If you don’t have a day planner, this can be a worthwhile investment as a way to stay organized as well. There are also several apps for keeping busy-bodies together.
- Invest in storage solutions. We often cringe at the idea of spending a pretty penny on a nice looking piece of storage furniture – but we shouldn’t. A beautiful filing cabinet, for example, that fits with your décor is more likely to be used than one you want to hide because you abhor the way it looks. Storage furniture is also designed for your life. They are easy to organized and are a better solution that bulletin boards and cluttered drawers.
- Create a system. Staying organized also requires having a system for how you tackle things. For example, when you receive a bill, do you toss it on the table or detach the payment portion, write your check, and stick it in your dated planner to know when to mail it. Simple changes like this can help decrease clutter and make you feel more organized in your every day life. Having a system for all aspects including cleaning and meal planning will give you more time with your family and less time stressing about what isn’t done or where something has “disappeared” to.