How to Approach Life Being More Organised

Thursday, September 07, 2017


Good organisational skills are something that can make a big difference to your life. Rather than feeling like you are running around not knowing what you are doing, you can help to get a degree of control on things simply by making some simple life changes. The five tips we will talk about here are a starting point, so take heed of them and try to incorporate them into your life. Though they may seem small, the overall effects they have can end up being huge.

Write Things Down
Even people who have fantastic memories forget things from time to time. So, get into a habit of writing things down that you need to remember, whether this is in notebooks or on your phone. You don’t need to go into too much detail; often a simple bullet point list can give you all the information you need about what you have to do. And when you complete a task, there is a great sense of satisfaction in ticking it off or deleting it.

Don’t Procrastinate on Big Tasks 
When you have a big task looming in front of you, the temptation is often to put it off until the last minute. But you should start by making a list of everything that you need to do. One of the biggest life events is moving house, so here is a list of things to consider when you're moving home. Try to set timescales of everything that you need to do and when it needs to be accomplished by and you will instantly feel some of the stress being relieved from you.

Make Back-Ups
We are all human and we all lose things; that is why you should always look to make back-ups of the most important items. Thankfully, technology has made this task a lot easier, so make sure all your photos and videos are automatically uploaded to any cloud accounts that you have. Also, you should look to make duplicates of your home and car keys so you always have a plan B. Scan your passport, IDs and bank details and keep them in a secure folder so they are always there if you need them.

Declutter Regularly
Rather than letting clutter overwhelm your house, take the time to declutter and get rid of the things that you no longer have any use for. The 80/20 rule is a good one to follow here. We tend to use 20% of our possessions 80% of the time so it is the remaining items that you should look to target first. And don’t let clutter accumulate all over again by buying things that you need and will actually use rather than filling your house with things that will simply get thrown away again over the years.

Being more organised takes sustained effort, but these few simple tips should set you on the right path. Ultimately, organisation helps you to feel more in control and in charge of your life.

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