Do you qualify to be added to the list of Organized People in the world?
There are some of people that are just born with the good luck, to be organized, in every facet of their lives. Boy, I am envious of those people. I had to learn the hard way, by making tons of mistakes, living with clutter and junk that ran my life and no system to undo my mistakes.
I suppose I should be glad it all happened that way because now I can truly say that I am a Professional Organizer. I learned through mistakes, the same as the majority of the world. What I write is 100% fact, I know, I did it the hard way.
What are some of the skills of a truly organized person?
1. Goal Setting
They THINK before they act. They think out what they are going to do, how they will accomplish it and when they are going to do it.
2. Make a List
They have lists that they keep track of everything that they plan on doing for every job they are going to get finished and how they will do it
3. Keep a Calendar
In a prominent place in their home is a calendar so they don't forget appointments; meetings etc. and have a view of where and when anyone in the home will be on any given day.
4. Pick your Priority Jobs
The jobs that are the most important get tackled first, this helps to relieve the stress and the less important jobs are a breeze to go through.
5. Get Rid of Clutter
This can be junk lying around the house, too many things listed on your schedule of places to be or too many things to remember and fill up the old brain.
6. Take a Break
Organized people do not have to schedule 'fun times' in their lives. They seem to be able to take the day off from home drudgery and enjoy themselves.
7. Make life Simple
Get rid of all of the excess things that control your life and go back to the simple part of life. Too many meetings; get rid of some. Too many chores; look for faster and easier ways of getting the job done.
8. Create a Routine that becomes a Habit
The hint is to make it one that can be modified. Most of us have daily routines but get confused when something seems to upset that routine. If you are organized, a routine is nothing more than a guide and can be changed when need be.
Simple steps that are habit forming and that can change the rest of our lives are sometimes too obvious to see. The first thought that comes to mind is, "Why didn't I think of that", but it because it is obvious and we are always looking for a hard route instead of the simple way in life.
Look at it this way; if you could only accomplish five things a day, what would they be? Those are your priority things. Simple! Give yourself the time for fun, time to relax and the feeling of an organized life by taking a good look at the clutter in your life and become an organized person.
Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer that looks for the simple solutions to organizing and cleaning your home. Go to Easy Home Organizing Tips and Shortcuts and get your ideas and lists for organized living.