Everyone needs a little help becoming and remaining organized. Maybe these five things can help you.
- Make a list: Yep, it’s that easy. Make a list of things you need to accomplish. Maybe make the list for the next day the night before, then have it waiting for you next to your bed so you won’t forget. Maybe make multiple lists; one list for the week or month or year, and a shorter list of daily things needing done. This will help you keep organized. You can even break things up into lists for different places, one for home, one for work, one for church, etc. Maybe you even need a daily planner or a calendar to help you keep your lists.
- Do one thing at a time:Focus, focus, focus. If you start a task, finish it! Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately too many people become disorganized by not keeping that focus. They begin a job, then don’t finish it because they move onto another job, or because their interest is sparked in a different direction. No! Keep your focus. Do one job at a time. Eventually you’ll get a bunch of jobs accomplished and you’ll feel more organize.
- Get rid of clutter: I’m not talking about the garbage in your waste baskets, though that needs to go out too. I’m talking about all the things you have that you really don’t need and will never use again. Got two lawn mowers? Why? Do you need two lawn mowers? Maybe you do, but if not, sell the other one on craigslist or someplace. If you have more than one set of dishes, get rid of one of them. Have a gigantic book collection? How many of them are you really ever going to read again? Donate some to the library. By getting rid of a lot of things you don’t truly need, this will simplify your life, give you less to worry about and allow you to become more organized.
- Don’t wait: You get up from the table after eating dinner and decide the dishes on the table can wait. You need to relax after a meal and what better way than to plop down in front of the television. But oops! Next thing you know, several hours have passed and those dishes are still waiting. Ah, well, you’re tired now. The dishes can wait until morning. This ever happen to you? Or something similar? It could have been avoided if you’d dealt with the dishes when they needed it. This goes for a thousand other things around the house. When you see something needing done, do it! Don’t wait. You’ll never get organized if you wait.
- Get a professional: If you need help contact the Montreal Errand Runners. We can come in and work along side you or have it all done by the time you get home.