Most of us live hectic lives, constantly feeling under pressure to keep everything under control, which often results in feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are many organizational techniques that we can implement in our everyday lives that will make us feel less stressed and more proactive and relaxed.
Make Back-Ups Of Everything
All of us went through the hassle of losing keys, having our computer crash that resulted in loss of all data, or misplacing important documents. For this reason, keep copies of everything at hand. You should make copies of birth certificates, financial records, insurance and keep those at a designated place. Back up all the important files from your computer. Also, scan all important documents such as passport and IDs and keep them in a designated folder. Make copies of your home and car keys as well.
Clean Up Regularly
Staying organized at all times can be achieved best if we clean and de-clutter our living space on a regular basis. Do this every day for about 20 minutes and you’ll feel great and well organized all the time.
Get A Money Management App
If you don’t organize your expenses and don’t pay much attention on how much money you spend each day, you surely know how this can affect your budget and your life. Get a money management app so as to avoid these unpleasant situations. Quicken and Mint are apps used for documenting the money you spend and recording your bills each month. You can get reminders to deposit the money before the bill is due and track how much money you are spending. This way you’ll know what you actually need or don’t need to buy.
Donate Or Throw One Thing Before Buying Something
Most of us sometimes buy things that we don’t actually need. These are usually impulse purchases that aren’t money well spent. So, the next time you want to buy something new, try throwing out something you don’t need first. Keep doing this for a while and you’ll notice how much more organized you feel. You’ll also think twice before buying anything you don’t actually need.
Practice Putting Things Away Immediately
Make designated places in your home for everything, as this will help you find things when you need them. However, if you don’t keep stuff in their place, they will pile up to the point that you will need hours to clean and de-clutter.
So, the best way to avoid this is to put things back into their place as soon as you’re finished using them. This will save your time, and your home, office and life will always be well organized.
Create a Weekend Bucket List
Make a list of activities to do or places to go to for a weekend, which you can read and immediately have ideas when you’re bored. In this way you won’t lose time thinking what to do or where to go. You will also avoid staying in watching the same TV shows.
Keep in mind that you won’t be able to perfectly organize your entire life immediately. It is a process that gradually becomes a habit. So, implement these techniques into your routine slowly and be patient until you see the results.