Have you ever wondered why some people’s homes appear to be so well organised when you struggle on a daily basis to find your possessions or tick things off your To Do List? Read the top habits of highly organised people so that you too can lead a simpler, less stressful life!
1. They have a place for everything. Every item they own has an assigned home. Light bulbs live in the utility room, toys in the playroom, paperwork in the home office.
2. They store like with like. Grouping and storing objects together makes it easy for anyone in the house to find things. Wherever possible they also logically store items in the rooms in which they are used.
3. They put things back. Whenever they have finished with a belonging they immediately return it to it’s assigned home. There are no temporary storing areas – it is simply put back right away where it belongs. This way clutter never builds up.
4. They don’t procrastinate. When something has to be done, organised people schedule in time to do it. They know that the more they delay, the more likely deadlines with be missed and opportunities will pass them by.
5. They write things down. Organised people don’t try to remember everything they have to do in their heads. They make lists and notes and keep these in one place such as a notebook or planner or on their computer. More importantly they reference their notes and lists on a daily basis and tick off tasks as they are completed.
6. They don’t allow papers to pile up. Papers are filed every day and mail is opened over the waste paper basket so that unnecessary papers don’t have a chance to multiply. Magazines and newspapers are read and recycled.
7. They set goals and assign deadlines. To get tasks finished on time they devise a realistic date and timeline for completion. They set goals and dedicate time each day to work on achieving them. Then they can review what they have accomplished and feel the psychological reward.
8. They only keep items they use or love. Organised people don’t want anything that doesn’t have a useful or pleasurable purpose in their lives taking up space. By editing their possessions and simplifying their environment they benefit from a lighter feeling and can enjoy the calm organised space that is their home.