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6 Tips to Help You Get Organized & Stay That Way!

6 Tips to Help You Get Organized & Stay That Way!

Today’s post is all about how to not only get organized at home but stay that way too.

Our lives are often busy, hectic and demanding. It’s easy to start feeling overwhelmed by everything you need to do, keep track of and take care of. Having an organized home can help you feel more on top of things so you’re more productive, less distracted and more focused on the things that matter.

But often, getting and staying organized can feel like a challenging task. If you struggle to get and stay organized, fear not! With the right strategies and mindset, getting organized and maintaining that orderliness is entirely achievable.

In today’s post, we’ll dive into 6 simple, yet effective tips to help you get organized and maintain that organization amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your organizational systems or are just starting to get organized, these tips will give you practical, actionable and realistic strategies to get and stay organized.

Let’s dive in and start learning how to get organized – and stay that way – today!

6 Tips to Help You Get Organized & Stay That Way!

6 tips to help you get organized and stay that way

1. Declutter ruthlessly

The more stuff you have to get and keep organized, the more challenging organizing will be.

When you have less stuff to manage, it’s not only easier to get it organized. It’s also a lot easier to keep it organized in the long run.

The first step whenever you’re trying to get organized is to declutter ruthlessly. Get rid of anything you don’t use, need or love. Aim to only keep things you use regularly or love.

Organizing clutter is only a temporary solution to simplify your life. All that clutter is still in your home, needing to be managed, taken care of, cleaned, cleaned around, looked through, picked up, etc.

Instead, clear the clutter first so you aren’t wasting time, space and energy organizing clutter.

2. Give each item a home

One of the best strategies to get organized is giving every item you own a home or designated place to keep it. When things don’t have a home, they tend to get left out on surfaces and floors, floating around the house causing mess and clutter.

But when items have a home or specific place to keep them, it’s easier to put them away when you’re done using them. And find them again the next time you need them.

Again, declutter first so you have fewer items you need to find homes for. You’ll also have more space for each item rather than trying to fit a lot of stuff into the space.

Make each item’s home easy to access so it’s as easy to put something away as it is to leave it out. When things are easy to put away because they have clear homes and not too much stuff is getting in the way of putting them away, clutter and mess are less likely to build up.

Designate easy-to-access places to keep each item so you know where things belong and can easily put them away.

3. Keep like with like

When you’re finding homes for the items you own, get organized by keeping like items together. When like items are stored together, it’s easier to find them when you need them. And it’s easier to notice when you have too many or excess items and need to do some decluttering.

For example, if you store all your water bottles together in one cupboard, it’s easy to find a water bottle when you need one. It’s also easy to see when you have too many water bottles and need to get rid of some.

4. Give yourself space limits

Speaking of knowing when it’s time to declutter, giving yourself space limits is an excellent way to keep the amount of stuff in your home to a manageable amount.

Designate specific places for each category of items you own and give yourself a certain amount of space for each of those categories.

For example, designate one cupboard for mugs in your kitchen. Or a certain number of hangers for t-shirts in your closet. Get a bookshelf to hold your books and make that the space limit for how many books you can own.

Do the same for each category of items in your house. Let the space limit be your guide telling you when you have too much and need to declutter. If what you have won’t fit in the designated space, you’ll know it’s time to do more decluttering.

5. Use containers

Another great way to get organized is using containers to hold your stuff. Containers are great because they help keep like items together and act as a built-in space limit too.

You just have to be careful you’re not using containers to store and hide clutter!

Always declutter first, then use containers to keep like items together and give yourself space limits for that category of items. Take it a step further and label your containers to help get your home even more organized.

6. Prioritize your to-do list

Finally, another great way to get organized is using a prioritized to-do list.

A prioritized to-do list helps ensure you do the most important tasks first. It’s easy to get caught up feeling busy doing a lot of less important tasks, while your most important tasks don’t get done. Prioritizing your to-do list helps you focus on what matters most first so you can stay focused and work efficiently.

It can be helpful to identify your top 3 priorities each day, or the things that are most important to do. This keeps your list from feeling overwhelming, while also helping you focus on the most essential tasks for the day.

You can read more about using a prioritized to-do list here.

Tips to get – and stay – organized

 I hope the tips in today’s post will give you some ideas of ways you can get organized and stay that way. Being organized at home can help you feel more in control during your days and help your days go smoother.

What’s something you do to help yourself get organized and stay that way? Is it on this list or something else? Leave a comment below and share!

6 Tips to Help You Get Organized & Stay That Way!

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Rebecca B.

Monday 10th of June 2024

Do you have ideas on having your parents stuff come in to your condo, how to get rid of/sell/or donate? Having to weed through everything. I didn't have time to go through stuff, just pack it. I have Congestive Heart Failure, so lifting a lot of items is out of the question. Overwhelmed!!!! I am also downsizing, getting ready to move on to another grimmer part to my life as am trying to close it down more. Looking at having two or more auctions. I don't believe in family anymore, as they have failed me. I am trying to gracefully bow out. Wanted to leave family some items, which they have said no too. All the family history research to be chucked away! Just cannot seem to let that go. My church supposedly does not want to store in the granite mountains family history research. What now? Lost in parents stuff in my condo, trying to DIG out. I want space and peace. Thank you for your help in advance.

Simple Lionheart Life

Tuesday 11th of June 2024

Would it be possible to have someone help you? Either a friend or someone you hire? Sometimes having help can really help you make progress when you're feeling overwhelmed. It's not easy, but if you keep going a little bit at a time, you'll get there.

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