Tips and Habits on How to Organize Your Life
GIVE EVERYTHING A HOME
Make easy-to-access storage spaces for things you use all the time, and don’t let your storage spaces get cluttered. Be creative about finding places for things. In addition, as a BIG NO: never label a storage space as “Miscellaneous”!
Find time each week to organize. Highly organized people make sure they find time every week, or more, to organize their things. Stuff does not stay organized on its own; it needs to be reorganized continuously and consistently.
KEEP ONLY WHAT YOU NEED
People who live organized lives only keep what they need and what they really really want. Having fewer things also means that you enjoy those things more and feel better about using everything you own, rather than letting half of what you own collect dust.
KNOW WHERE TO DISCARD ITEMS
Less stuff means less clutter. Donate things you haven’t used in over a year to thrift stores and clothing drives. Sell items on Craigslist, eBay, or list them on your apartment community’s classifieds.