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How do you stay organized?

Are you often overwhelmed by the sheer number of tasks you need to complete? Do you find yourself wasting precious time looking for the right documents, or forgetting to follow up with important contacts? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with staying organized and on top of our responsibilities. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this article, we’ll explore five strategies for staying organized and productive, so you can make the most of your time and get things done.

Set boundaries.

  • Set boundaries. It’s important to set limits for yourself and your family members. If you can’t focus on one thing then, it’s time to find a new way of doing things—even if it means taking a break from organizing every once in awhile!
  • Be consistent with yourself (and others). If you want to do something, make sure that everyone knows what the expectation is so there aren’t any surprises later on down the line.

Get everyone involved.

It’s easy to get stuck in the weeds, but you can’t multitask effectively. In fact, it’s not even possible for the average person to do two things at once!

You’ll be much more successful if you focus on one thing at a time and make sure that everyone else knows what they’re doing as well. For example, if there are multiple tasks on your to-do list for today—like grocery shopping and cleaning out the garage—you may want to delegate one task (like grocery shopping) or take care of both tasks (grocery shopping and cleaning out the garage).

Get rid of some technology.

In order to stay organized, you need to get rid of some technology. Here are some ideas:

  • Put your electronics away at night and clean them up regularly. This will help prevent clutter. It makes it easier for you to find what you need when it’s time for a project or task.
  • Buy a new device every couple of years instead of replacing all at once (or every year). It’ll save money in the long run. As, there’s less depreciation with each new purchase. Plus, buying used devices means that they’re already paid off, which reduces the risk involved with making an investment in technology!

Have a few designated areas in your home to keep organized.

You can keep your home organized by creating designated areas for each of the following:

  • Important papers and documents, such as checkbooks, mortgage statements, bank statements and other financial records.
  • Artwork that you want to display or store safely (in a frame). For example, if you have paintings at home, put them in frames for safekeeping instead of just stacking them on top of one another in an unorganized pile on the floor. You may also want to consider storing artwork in storage boxes rather than haphazardly piling them together on shelves or tables where they could get damaged over time.
  • Pamphlets about topics related to your business or hobby. This includes information about products/services offered by businesses within your industry sector. For example: how-to books about gardening; catalogs listing all current offerings from a particular retailer.* paperwork relating basic household tasks such as bills paid every month (i.,e., electricity bill), grocery list etc.’

Go through the things you put away regularly and make sure you save everything that you need.

Put things in the right place. If you have a box of old photos, save them all by going through them and organizing them into albums.

If you have an overflowing drawer full of pens, keep track of which pens are yours and which ones belong to people who borrow them sometimes. This way if someone forgets their own pen they can ask for yours instead!

Keep good notes about key events, payments and deadlines for important documents.

  • Keep notes of key events, payments and deadlines for important documents.
  • Write down the date, time and place where a meeting takes place. So, you can refer back to it later.

Use a calendar to remind yourself of important events and bills that need paying.

Use a calendar to remind yourself of important events and bills that need paying.

If you’re constantly forgetting what’s going on in your life, use a calendar as an external reminder system. You can keep one in each room or on the kitchen wall. So, you don’t forget what’s coming up.

Use a filing cabinet or binders to keep everything together.

The best way to stay organized is to use a filing cabinet or binders. A filing cabinet is a large box that can store papers and other items, while binders are smaller boxes you can buy at the store or make yourself out of paper. You may even want to invest in an electronic file cabinet if you have more than one person working in your home office!

  • Make sure your filing system is easy-to-use by labeling it clearly so that everything stays in its place. For example, if there’s an important letter from your boss on top of everything else (and not somewhere else), then put it back where it belongs!
  • If possible, keep all documents together by topic instead of type (so they’re easier to find).

Using a system is more helpful than trying to remember everything in your head.

  • Use a system to keep things organized. This will help you to stay on top of your tasks, and it will also make it easier for others to find the information they need.
  • Keep things in one place so that they don’t get lost or mixed up. The more organized your desk looks, the faster you’ll be able to find what you need when something comes up that needs attention immediately (or even years later).


I don’t think it’s possible to be well-organized in the modern world without a good organizational system and system of accountability. Knowing how to manage your time, your projects, and your thoughts and ideas is the first step in being organized.

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