7 Organization Strategies That Help Save Your Time

Top Strategies To Organize Your Life

The ability to organize is more important in your life than you may imagine. Organizing is so difficult for some people that they feel as if they're just meant to be unorganized. The truth is, however, is that nobody is expected to be disorganized!

Humans are a species that functions better when there is structure in our lives. Without structure, people will live in utter chaos. All is not lost, though, if you have trouble organizing things! Organizing only one aspect of your life helps you to begin on the rest of it. This nice chain reaction helps things fall into place, the way they should.

The worst part about organizing your life is that it seems like it can take so much time, and that's one reason why so many people refuse to find an organization strategy. They feel like it will take too much time out of their day. However, it doesn't have to take much time at all! The strategy is to work it into your life in ways that don't take so much time. Once your plan is in place, it can actually save you time. Here are some time-saving tips to help you get organized.

1Take One Step At A Time

You don't have to do everything all at once. Take care of one thing at a time. A lot of unorganized people have clothes lying across the floor and shoes in strange places. You could contain such a mess by picking those things up, as you pass by them. Don't wait to do it all at once; otherwise, it may never get done.

2Set Goals You Can Easily Achieve

Make a plan to do only certain chores each day so that an entire day isn't taken up by trying to do it all. For example, set the goal of cleaning off your computer desk one day. That's a task that may take only ten minutes. That's a whole lot more manageable than resolving to clean your entire house in an afternoon!

3Buy Some Useful Storage Containers

Invest in some functional storage containers; there are also some nice storage boxes that are decorative, too. Fill them as needed and when convenient. Keep a storage box handy in your closet. As you find things you don't use or wear anymore, put them into the box. Before you know it, your wardrobe will be cleaned out!

4Involve Your Family

Get the whole family in, on it. This will save a lot of time if everyone pitches in. Tell the kids if they help, they can have a special pizza night. Present them with a reward, and they'll work hard, saving you time and getting your home organized quickly.

5Change Your Daily Habits

Changing some of your habits can make things easier on you. Instead of waiting for days to wash those dirty dishes, pick a time at the end of the day to wash them or do it in the mornings. That will save you time, because it only takes a few minutes to wash a few dishes, instead of a heaping pile.

6Assign Tasks To Everyone

Give everyone in the house responsibilities so that things can become organized and stay that way. Put up a chart on the refrigerator or on a wall that outlines the weekly responsibilities, and who are supposed to do each chore. It's not your responsibility to clean your child's room, make sure they take ownership of their own tasks.

7Provide A Place For Everything

Make a place for everything so that everything has its own place. Use a spice rack for your spices and invest in shoe organizers for the closets. Hang stuffed animal hammocks in the kids' bedrooms.

Don't underestimate the importance of organization because it carries over into other aspects of your life. Without it, it's hard to see what goes on around you. When your life is organized, you can better point out the solution. You can also feel better about yourself and your environment. Plus, you'll be able to find more time to do things you enjoy.

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John Quintana

John Quintana is a proud Cuban, a lifelong resident of Miami, Florida, where he lives surrounded by a loving family. When he's not writing, he spends his time either fishing or in the kitchen.