I like to write about getting organised because I am on always trying to improve myself and get my acts together. You can check out my other posts on 7 Amazing ways to organise jewellery and 10 fabulous space saving ideas. Today’s post is about five key ways to stay organised.
1.Dairies| Planners| Note Books| To Do Lists
Our brains are amazing and all but when it comes to bringing up the very things we need to do at the specific times, they sometimes falter. Diaries, planners and notebooks are a great way to organise your tasks so that you can keep on top of them. I particularly love planners because they have different sections for to do lists, addresses, notes, finance etc. so that you don’t have to carry around ten notebooks for each category. They come in daily, weekly and monthly spreads which is ideal for planning weeks and months in advance. I use the paperchase A5 planner which you can buy HERE.
Notebooks are great as a brain dump. If your brain’s functioning is similar to then you know that your brain processes too much information at any given time. A notebook is great to off load. Writing down your thoughts I find, helps to give life to ideas. I literally have notebooks littered everywhere in my home and I’m not even joking!
To do lists helps you to visualise your tasks so that you can a lot specific times to them. I find that I am more productive when I put specific times to the tasks rather than just listing them. Picture this, If you knew that you have the whole 24 hours to do something there may not be any urgency to get it done, however if you know to load the washing machine at say 8.00am, it gives you some impetus to get up and do it.
If you are out and about and say you don’t have a notebook to write on, you can always write on your phone’s notepad. Desist from writing on loose pieces of papers, how many times have you lost important information because of that? yes, I thought so.
2. Paper work Organisation
We are literally swamped with receipts, bills, certificates, notes, manuals etc. I recommend a good filing system for this. Not only are you able to sort your bits according to categories, they are easy to reach, find and put away. I have gone through bouts of looking through piles of papers for important documents, and that isn’t how anyone should be spending their free time. This vertical file organise is from Target but you can find similar ones in stores. You can buy online by clicking images below.
3. Home Command Centre
4. Pre Planned Outfits
This is an important one. Picking out clothes to wear takes too much time at least for me. Planning out outfits in advance saves you the time. One of my personal hobbies is to plan outfits online and save them for future reference when I need an outfit for a function. I use polyvore to do the styling. Here are some of the outfits I styled. You can find me on polyvore HERE.
5. Meal Planning
Growing up , my mum used to have a menu chart in the kitchen which gave us an idea of what we were going to eat for the week. I also remember all her dry food containers were labelled for easy identification, an obvious origin for my anal retentiveness.
Prepping your meals in advance cuts down on cooking time. It also helps with varying your meals and ideal to keep you on track if you are o a healthy eating face Habits such as cutting your vegetables and storing them ready to use and freezing pre cooked meals saves time. I recently found a free printable meal planning kits by Dear Crissy which I love. It contains inventory lists, recipe cards, baking conversions, holiday meal planners and many other amazing resources. You can sign up to get the printables HERE
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