Being organized is very important to me because it makes me feel like I’m in control of my life and the things I’m doing. I want to give you my top tips on staying organized even in a busy everyday life.
Plan. I always plan ahead and write everything down in my calendar. It gives me an overview of what I have to do, when I have to do it and when I have free time to plan other things. I don’t like to overbook and I usually plan weeks ahead. I’m a girl who likes to know what I have to do the next couple of weeks so everything is under control. Not spontaneous or exciting but very calming.
Lists. If you look through my laptop, phone and notebooks you will for sure find one thing. Lists. And plenty of them. I make to-do lists every day so I know what I have to do and so I don’t forget anything or miss anything. It’s important for me to stay on top of things and never be late on deadlines. And then it’s just very satisfying to tick things off and be done with everything at the end of the day.
Declutter. This is something I’m still working on. I just moved into a new apartment and I now have two roomies so this is important now. Always make sure that things are where they belong. When everything is neat then it’s easier to get things done.
Just do it. When I have a lot of things to do I usually don’t know where to start and that leaves me just sitting around not knowing where to start. But when I do a to do list and actually just start doing something I become more efficient.
Think minimalistic. It’s easier to be organized when you don’t have that much to organize. I have really gotten into minimalism in my everyday life. I have downsized my wardrobe and my makeup collection and I really like not having so many things because it just makes my life more organized.