Five Habits of Highly Organized Individuals

Five Habits of Highly Organized Individuals

Organization can often seem like a mammoth task to accomplish, especially if you haven't been practicing good cleaning and organizational habits your whole life. If you're one of the 32% of people who admittedly keep a messy workplace, or wondering how all of those super organized people do it, wonder no more. Here are the top 5 habits of highly organized people.

Write Things Down
Everyone knows at least one person who never forgets a birthday, sends a card on every holiday, and seems to remember everyone's name, all the time. While having a good memory may be part of it, you can't simply remember everything. The solution? Start writing things down. Birthdays, anniversaries, special events: put them all in a planner or on a calendar to help you remember.

Schedules and Deadlines
Organized people recognize it's just as important to keep track of their time as it is to keep track of their stuff, so they rely on schedules. Creating a schedule for your day and week will not only help you get things done, it will help you get things done on time.

Don't Procrastinate
The more time you waste dreading a task or putting it off, the more difficult it will be when you actually get around to it. If you want to organize your kitchen storage racks and shoe organizers, for example, set a timer and a deadline, then get to it! You'll feel a great sense of satisfaction when you're done.

Give Everything a Home
Keeping your life organized means keeping things in their proper places. The average American home has over 300,000 things in it, and organization starts with knowing where they all are. Bedrooms can be especially tricky, particularly for people who don't have a lot of storage space, or who share a house with others. Under bed organizers can help with that, by taking advantage of otherwise unutilized space.

Declutter on a Regular Basis
Find time every week to clean and organize. You may find things in your kitchen pantry racks and under bed organizers that you forgot you even had! Getting rid of unnecessary items can not only be cleansing for your home, it can be cleansing for your mind. And once you've decided to keep something, make sure you label the storage container or closet organizer, so you can remember what's where without opening it back up again.

The average American spends more than 153 days over the course of their life just looking for misplaced items. Whether they end up on bookshelves or in drawers, the fact is that simply too much time is wasted when you're disorganized. It may seem like a daunting task, but you'll thank yourself later.

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