A good tidy-up will leave you lighter, freer and calmer, so what are you waiting for? Here are 7 secrets of highly-organised people that will you plan your days better.
HOW TO GET ORGANISED:
1. LEARN TO PRIORITISE
A daily action plan is key, says Linda. ‘Your list will be too long but prioritise the three things that are most important, and concentrate on getting those done.’
2. BE PREPARED
Compiling your to-do list the night before helps you de-stress before bed, as it puts your thoughts in order, plus it means you won’t waste time in the morning when you could be cracking on.
3. HOME SWEET HOME
A simple way to get organised would be to give everything a home – from keys to gadgets – and always use it.
4. DOUBLE UP
Have duplicates of items you use often. ‘I suggest scissors in the kitchen, as well as in the bathroom, for instance, but keep them in a designated place,’ says Vicky.
5. LOW MAINTENANCE
Keep it simple – overcomplicated filing or storage systems won’t work long term because they’re too time consuming to maintain.
6. TWO-MINUTE WONDERS
Do barely noticeable two-minute jobs as you go: clean the basin after cleaning your teeth; plump up cushions at the end of the evening; sweep the floor after you’ve prepped dinner. And encourage everyone to do the same.
7. TUNE IN
Go with your natural body clock to make the most of your energy levels. ‘A lark will be productive during an early-morning organising session, for instance, while a night owl will find it easier to do when the day is almost done,’ says Linda.
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