How to Organise Your Life: 10 Habits of Really Organised People

Really organised people are not born organised people. They have to cultivate healthy habits, which then help them to stay organised. Here are the essential ten habits they use to keep their lives in order:

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1. Write Things Down

We all know someone that remembers every birthday and sends cards for every holiday. It’s not magic and they don’t use memorisation. Trying to remember things will not help you to stay organised. You should try writing things down.

2. Make Schedules and Deadlines

Organised people don’t waste time. They recognize that keeping things organised goes hand-in-hand with staying productive. They make and keep schedules for the day and week. They make deadlines and set goals. And most importantly, they and stick to them! Similarly, by living a cluttered lifestyle, you will not have the time or space to make your deadlines or achieve your goals.

3. Don’t Procrastinate

The longer you wait to do something, the more difficult it will be to get it done. If you want your life to be less stressful and less demanding, then organise as soon as you can. Putting in the effort to get things done as soon as possible will lift the weight off of you from doing it later.

4. Give Everything a Home

It’s easy to get lost if you don’t have a home. Keeping your life organised means keeping your things in their proper places. Organised people keep order by storing things properly and by labeling storage spaces.

5. Declutter Regularly

Find time each week to organise. Highly organised people make sure they find time every week, or more, to organize there things. Stuff does not stay organised on its own; it needs to be reorganised continuously and consistently.

6. Keep Only What You Need

More stuff means more clutter. People who live organised 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.

7. Know Where to Discard Items

Do whatever you can to get rid of stuff. Less stuff means less clutter. Donate to charity stores. Sell on eBay. Take a trip to the recycling centre. Set up a garage sale. Find a place to get rid of your things.

8. Stay Away from Bargains

You have removed the things you don’t need. Will you replace them when you see something on sale? Instead of bargain shopping without planning ahead, write down down exactly what you need and buy only those items. Organised people do not give in to false advertising. Items on sale will only produce more clutter.

9. Delegate Responsibilities

A really organised life is not overfilled with responsibilities, meetings, and deadlines. In fact, it has less because things that create stress have been slowly organised out.

10. Work Hard

Put in a little effort. Actually, put in a lot of effort when necessary. Once you have delegated responsibilities and made a schedule, then you can organise what you have to do and when you can do it. Staying organised is not all a breeze. It requires that you work hard with recognition that when you work harder, you can enjoy your clutter-free home life later.