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How to get and Stay Organized

How to get and Stay Organized - When you finally get organized, you cannot imagine living a disorganized life. It took so long to organize your room, and each closet, but then slowly you revert back to your old habits: Rushing out the door, you toss something into the drawer, vowing to put it in its proper place later. The kids come home from school and toss their clothes, to the bottom of the closet and on the floor instead of hanging them up. Slowly but surely, the books are no longer organized, or even not put away. Learning how to stay organized is one thing, but remaining organized is a completely other matter.

Timing is everything - We all know that time is money, but it’s also important to make sure that you’re designating time appropriately. The best way to find time is to treat time like a budget. Figure out what you have, what you need and what you want. Start a calendar and populate it with the needs first, and then pencil in and allocate time where you can for wants, to-do, and other tasks.

How to get and Stay Organized

Task Management - Whether it's for personal or professional use, there are many free task managers out there, as well as some amazing paid ones such as Active Collab and BaseCamp. Task managers will remind you what to do, when to do it and overall keep you a little more sane. It takes time to adapt to it, but once you do, you'll be all the more organized because of it.

Peer Accountability - It’s easy to lose track or managing yourself. Even if you’re self-motivated and have a lot of drive, everyone may lose site of the goal at hand and get off track, or disorganized. An easy way to fix this is having someone or something remind you of your plans or tasks. Ideally its best to have a business partner, friend, family, or any other sentient being play this role in holding you accountable.

Note-taking, wherever, whenever - This is a must. We can all relate to having a great idea, or hearing something useful, or remembering something we need to do later.. if you don’t jot it down, then and there, you’re likely to forget it. Plain and simple, get something that fits in your pocket to take notes on. There are many phones that work great for writing notes or voice recorded notes. If you prefer pen and paper, grab a little wallet-sized notepad from the dollar store or elsewhere and take it with you all the time. Heck, even a little folded piece of paper that you keep in your wallet works better than your memory sometimes.

How to get and Stay Organized

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