Hello my friends! One of my resolutions for 2018 is to develop healthier routines in my life. A big part of that for me is organizing certain parts of my life so that I can feel more productive when it comes to my daily tasks. I think having a clean, organized living space is so important, especially when you spend a lot of time in your house. We often forget that it’s not just our physical space that needs some TLC but also our online space and even our mind. There’s nothing better than feeling like you’re successfully living life as an adult and that’s what todays post is all about.
Here are 5 ways that you can organize your life and get your shit together:
SELL/DONATE THINGS YOU DON’T USE
Take a look at all the closets, cupboard, and drawers in your house. You probably have clothes that haven’t been worn in months, Tupperware that has lost its lid, or a junk drawer that’s overflowing. While you’re in there organize the things you’re keeping! If things are valuable sell them and make a little bit of a profit, you can also donate and give your items and new home where they’ll be loved. There is nothing more satisfying than having organized, uncluttered spaces in your house.
CLEAN UP AT NIGHT
Try to tidy up your living space daily. It’s considerably easier than letting everything pile up for a few days and then trying to tackle that mess. It’s as easy and putting things back into their place, wiping down your counters, and sweeping the floor. If possible make sure your house is cleaned before you go to bed at night. This lets you wake up to a beautiful space and makes getting out of bed and getting your day started so much easier. Nobody likes to wake up to dishes in the sink and clothes all over the floor. It’s much easier to be productive when your space is clean and organized.
Chances are you have a pile of bills or other papers lying around your house. Switch to receiving your bills online! You can keep everything organized in your email and there’s no chance of losing your papers somewhere around the house. Bonus: you’ll be helping the environment, with less paper needing to be produced and ultimately ending up in the trash! While you’re at it, find a nice way to organize the papers you currently have. You can even scan them onto your computer and keep them in a file there! Less loose papers in your house will make your space feel more clean and organized!
CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
While this isn’t going to organize your physical space it will make your online space more appealing and a happier place to be. Lately, I have gotten into the habit of deleting or blocking anyone on social media who is spreading negativity or posts that annoy me. When I go onto Twitter or Facebook I want to see the people I like and what they’re doing, not the person who I had biology with in high school and haven’t spoken to since. I know that I used to go on twitter and get upset about someone harassing vegans, now I just block them and move on with my life. They don’t deserve my attention. Less negativity on my feed means less negativity in my mind!
USE A PLANNER
This is another way to declutter your mind. I grab my planner every morning when I wake up, I write out my most important tasks that I need to get done that day and make sure I do those before doing anything else. If I have big task to get done over a few days I’ll chunk it out in my planner. It really helps to keep your mind focused on what you need to be getting done. There’s less wondering what you need to do next or whether you’ve gotten through everything you needed to. Having a planner is great for productivity and keeping your mind clear! If you’re looking for a planner check out my blog post My 2018 Planner to see which one I use!
If you give any of these ideas a try then let me know in the comments! I’d also love to hear any other ways you “organize your life”! Thank you so much for reading! If you enjoyed this post please subscribe (in the side bar) to be notified when I post and feel free to share! Don’t forget to connect with me on social media, links are in the side bar as well!
“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination” – Christina Scalise