Our Top 8 Organisation Tips
What does it even mean to be organised? This term is much broader than just being clean and tidy. When you are organised you know exactly where all your things are. You also know what you are doing and what needs to be done. You feel prepared for every day challenges and you are always on time.
Good news is that being organised saves you both time and money and can help to reduce stress. If it all sounds impossible for you, have a read through our Top 10 Organisation tips below. By learning those few simple habits, you will definitely feel more organised and be more in control of your life.
1. Make your bed every morning
It might seem insignificant but making your bed in the morning will make you feel like you have accomplished the first task of the day. It will set you on the right track for the rest of the day and by giving you a small sense of pride, it will encourage you to complete more and more tasks.
2. Don’t rely on your memory. Write it down.
Naturally as human beings we forget things so in order to stay organised we should not solely rely on our brain memory. It is highly possible that if you remember something now, you won’t remember it in a week and it is even more possible that you completely forget about it in a month or a year. Things fade and that is natural.The solution is simple - write it down. Make sure that the place you store all the information is safe and you are not going to lose your data. Personally, I always prefer to keep everything on paper but it is completely up to you!
Carrying a notepad with you is a life-changing organisation habit. You can access it anytime and it doesn’t need recharging. Use it for your to-do lists, shopping lists, interesting quotes you heard or just random thoughts and ideas that come to your mind. You can personalise it and make it as colourful as you want.
3. Create a to-do list.
This one is strongly related to the tip above. Be realistic and do not set yourself up for failure by adding too many tasks. You can always add small things as you go. If a task is complex, separate it into parts. This will make you feel more motivated as you will be able to see that you have already accomplished something. Plus crossing things out of your list is super rewarding and will make you feel even more productive.
4. Plan out your meals and create shopping lists.
There are so many benefits of meal prep. First of all, you can eat healthier but it is also a game changer when it comes to budgeting and saving time. Yes, exactly saving time. It might not seem like that but with a well-prepared meal plan you don’t have to waste time on top-up shopping or figuring out what to cook or order tonight. Start out with what you already have in your fridge, freezer or cupboard and try to work out what meals you can cook out of it. Use a shopping list to write down all the ingredients that you are planning to buy. Did you know that creating a shopping list makes you spend less money as you don’t end up buying unnecessary and impulsive products in the supermarket? And again it just makes your shopping much quicker and easier.
5. Give everything a home and leave your things in the same spot.
Have you ever been late because you couldn’t find your phone or keys? Or maybe you bought an unnecessary item because you forgot you already had it… at the bottom of the drawer you never check. Well, here we are. It is time to give everything a home and reorganise your storage. There are so many products that can help you with that such as drawer organisers, desktop organisers, make up and cosmetic organisers or baskets and boxes to name a few. Start leaving your keys and letters on the rack next to the front door; keep your TV remote in the bedside storage organiser, put your rings back into the jewelry box and always remember to label your storage spaces.
This tip also applies to files on your computer or phone. Have you ever wasted time to find a document or that important email that was right at the bottom of your inbox? Put everything in folders and name it accurately, learn how to apply filters and labels in your inbox. Altogether this will make you save both time, stress and money.
6. Declutter regularly.
It is nothing new to say that doing things regularly will save you a lot of time and headache. Little things such as decluttering your wallet on your way to work or when watching a TV show can help you create good habits. Try to declutter your wardrobe and drawers regularly and get rid of the things you no longer use. You are probably going to find a lot of things you forgot existed.
7. Develop good habits.
Set yourself up for a long-time success. Life is about balance. Work on developing healthy habits such as sufficient amounts of hours of sleep, regular exercise or making time for your friends and family. Take a look at things you do every day, do you spend too much time in front of TV or scrolling through social media? Try to work on finding more efficient ways of spending your free time that will influence your health, mood and happiness.
8. Don’t procrastinate. Do it now.
Remember the longer you wait to do something, the more difficult it will be to get it done. Prioritise things, set deadlines and take action. Once you accomplish your task, you will feel like the weight has been taken off your shoulders.
There you have it, our Top 8 organisational tips. Once you start implementing those into your day-to-day routine, you are going to see that being organised isn’t actually that hard as it seems. We hope this blog post inspired you to make a first small step today!