Get Organized Week is October 4th-10th! If You can Organize Yourself, You Can Organize Anything.
Organizing yourself is all about time management. There are twenty-four hours in a day, and we sometimes find ourselves saying there are not enough hours in a day. How is it that some people seem to get so much more done than you? The answer is that they have set the perfect system of how to manage their time.
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Welcome to Genuinely Organized First Friday Blog Post. With the upcoming week being Get Organized Week, I thought it would be a great idea to get things organized for the forthcoming months. The end of the year can be chaotic because of the holidays, and it would be nice to get things together so you can enjoy it. Many books on time management may be beneficial, or you can just take the time to come up with your system. You should try it; it may just help, and it can be very helpful.
Things You Can Organize:
1. Time- When you set times or make schedules for things, you need to get done to keep you on task. Planners are your friend; I use mine daily and don’t leave home without it. When you have something to do, don’t put it off. If you can’t do it at the moment, set a deadline.
2. Daily or Weekly Task- When you make a list, you feel accountable. You are more eager to complete things on your list just to cross it off. I may have a list of things to do a specific week, but I break it up into a daily plan. A longer list can be overwhelming to some people, so it’s a good idea to create a daily task list.
3. Finances- Know your responsibilities and your needs. Try to stay away from things that appear to be a bargain. If you don’t need it, don’t buy it. When you purchase items just because they are on sale, you end up with tons of clutter and less money.
4. Meals- Plan your weekly meals. When you don’t plan, you tend to spend money on fast food that can add up and be quite costly or eat unhealthy food. If you make a list and shop for next week’s food on the weekends, you can map out meals and prepare them the night before. Meal planning can not only save time but money as well.
5. Home- When you have an organized home, you don’t have to take the time to pick things up or clean daily. If you have kids, train them as well. Make sure everything has a place. Someone can delegate household to specific people in the home. Growing up in my house, everyone had their responsibilities, and thinking back on it, it wasn’t that bad.
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Benefits of Being Organized:
1. More Productive- Being organized will help you get more done. When you have a task written down or schedules for things, you will be more attentive to things you need to accomplish. You can stay focused and complete one job after the other instead of wondering for fifteen to thirty minutes, trying to remember something you should have written down.
2. Save Time- When you use your time wisely, you save time by not wasting time trying to think of what you have to do. The time spent on tidying up when you get home from work when you can be preparing dinner, doing homework with kids, or just relaxing watching television.
3. Stress-Free and Happy- When things aren’t in order in your life or home, we tend to stress out and become overwhelmed. It’s tough to focus on anything when stressed and being a homeowner or parent; you just can’t ignore certain things. Keeping things intact will make you a much happier person. Who wants to be stressed? I don’t!
4. Proper Rest- Being productive in a day and putting to use a time management schedule can allow you to go to bed a reasonable time. When getting the proper rest at night, you are more energized to be just as productive as the day before.
5. Boost Self-Esteem- Who doesn’t just want to feel good about themselves. When I can go to bed at night, knowing that I stayed on task and accomplished what I wanted to do, I feel great. It’s a good feeling to have things under control. I’m up the next day ready to do it all over again.
Being organized is a great trait to have. If you don’t have one, you should try it. Pick one thing that you’d like to get ranked and make a plan for how you can get it done if the task is to hard, pick up the phone, and call a professional organizer in your area. That’s what we are here for, to help. We all have different ideas that may suit your need and recommendations on things that can make things easier. You can do this!
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Rekita @ Genuinely Organized