Ready to seriously organize your life from start to end?
If yes, then this post is for you. Here are 16 simple ways to organize every aspect of your life. And finally get out of this confused and cluttered phase.
You don’t have to be a Type A personality to appreciate the advantages of organization. Because like everyone, I’m sure you’d like to know where your life is heading?
Well, organizing helps you take control of your life. It makes your life easier, less stressful, and more productive.
So, if you’re in a very chaotic phase or simply want more structure in your life, use these 16 ways to organize everything in your life. I’ve divided them into categories to help you easily navigate through them.
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Organize Your Life – Declutter Your Mind
It’s important to organize your internal thoughts before getting started on the external environment. You can’t take control of your life unless you first take control of your mind.
Take your journal (the paperage lined journal is a good option) and write down everything that’s in your head. Don’t filter your thoughts. Ask yourself,
- How am I feeling? And Why?
- What am I worried about?
- What tasks do I need to complete? Is there something that I’ve been putting off for weeks?
- What is bothering me?
- Things that I need to declutter?
Once you have everything written down on paper, you can easily work through it.
2. Analyze Your Goals
The best ways to organize your life is to get clear on your goals.
What are your short term goals — things you to accomplish in the next few months? Also, list down your long term life goals — where do you want to be in 5 years?
Also, review your goals regularly to analyze and improve your mistakes, and celebrate your wins.
You can use these goal setting templates to get started easily. Here’s the link.
3. To-Do Lists
Make a list of everything you need to get done. Don’t worry about how you’ll do them. Just write down everything you can remember.
When you cloud your mind with too many thoughts, you hamper your decision making abilities.
4. Plan Your To-dos
Now that you have everything out of your head and onto the paper, start working on them. I’d suggest prioritizing first. Choose no more than five things to focus on in the coming days.
Focusing on too many things at once leads to failure in all of them.
After that, divide these tasks into small, manageable action steps to ease the process for you.
5. Plan Your Finances to Organize Your Life
Planning your budget will save you from a lot of trouble at the end of the month. This can be as simple or as detailed as you like.
If nothing else, simply list down all your bills and their due dates. Set reminders if that would help you.
You can use this Simplified Budget Planner also to do your daily and monthly expenses.
Organize Your Life – Declutter your Space
1. Clean Your Work Space
A cluttered space equals a cluttered mind. So, start with cleaning your workspace. This also increases your productivity.
Clean your room, remove unnecessary things. Also, organize your stationery and files, and declutter your desk.
Use storage units to store and organize your stuff.
2. Clean Your Closet
An organized closet helps you find things more quickly. And save you time when getting ready in the morning. Therefore, sort your clothes into piles of what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
You can also use these closet organizers to level up your organizing game.
3. Organize Your Pantry
Make a list of all the groceries you’ll need and go get them so you don’t run out in the middle of the week.
Organize Your Life – Digital Declutter
1. Clean Your Inbox
Get rid of any unnecessary subscriptions. I’m sure you’ve subscribed to a lot of emails that you never open.
So, check your inbox and unsubscribe from all such newsletters. Use unroll me so you don’t have to go through all your mails one by one. It’s absolutely free.
2. Declutter Your Computer And Phone
Organize your computer desktop. Create folders for similar files and delete the unwanted ones. This helps you find documents that you actually need while also freeing up space on your device.
Similarly, don’t stock photos and videos on your phones. Transfer them to your computer or hard drive. This will also enhance your phone’s performance.
Prepare For An Organized Life
You have organized and decluttered your life for now, but who’s to say you won’t be back in the same spot in three months? Scary, right?
So, here are some tips to help you create routines and systems to live a more organized life. Follow them and you’ll never loose control of your life again.
1. Plan A Routine For An Organized Life
Every month, set aside a day to plan your month and reflect on the previous one. This allows you to quickly analyze your mistakes and change your plans when necessary. Rather than drifting aimlessly through life.
Similarly, use Sundays to prepare for your week. You don’t have to follow a strict routine if you don’t want to. Just have an idea of what’s going on in your life.
Having a routine leads to an organized life, especially on days when you don’t feel like doing anything.
2. Set A Cleaning Day
Set aside a day to clean your house. Whether you want to deep clean your house once a month, or divide this up weekly.
3. Organize Your Life With Self Care Days
It’s important to slow down, relax and recharge your body and mind. So, schedule a weekly self care day. You don’t have to do something fancy every time. Simply step away from your work, sit in silence, or do something you enjoy.
Don’t just focus on physical self care, include mental self care too.
Related Post : 7 Day Self Care Challenge
4. What’s on Your Bucket List
Make a bucket list of things you want to try this year. Because life is not just about being productive. Therefore, start doing more things that make you feel excited about your life.
So, plan out the things that you’ve mentioned in the list. If you aren’t intentional, you may become engrossed in your work and forget about it. Surprise your bestfriend, go on that trip, visit the museum, and drink your pumpkin spiced latte.
5. Plan Your Meals And Workouts
You can’t take charge of your life unless you prioritize your health. So, start exercising regularly; even if it’s just a 30-minute walk.
Also, plan your weekly meals on Sunday. This saves you time and allows you to maintain a healthy diet. This magnetic meal planning pad will help you organize your meals and groceries for the week.
6. Create A Good Vibes List
Make another list in your ‘organize your life’ folder, of things you enjoy or want to try. Write down your hobbies, favorite movies, and books you want to read. Also, plan your outings and vacations – I’m sure you have a long list of places to visit after Covid.
This way you’ll have a list of things to do on a bad day. Or just use it to reward yourself for your accomplishments.
7. Use Habits to Organize Your Life
Including healthy habits in your routine can be life changing. Habits and routines help you stay productive and organized in your life. I use this Start, Stop, Repeat method every week,
Start – Make a list of new habits you want to include in your day. Like, waking up early, meditating, or eating healthy.
Stop – Habits you want to get rid of. Like being lazy, or negative thinking.
Repeat – The habits you’d like to to maintain in the future. Like drinking enough water, or exercising regularly.
You can use this template from the DYL 2022 Planners here.
How Will You Organize Your Life?
Organizing your life doesn’t need to be exhausting or time consuming. I’m sure you’ve gained some confidence in your ability to live a simplified and organized life.
What methods do you swear by to organize your life? If you have any new suggestions, please leave them in the comments section below.