Every year, millions of people around the world resolve to get their lives organised. But vowing to get organised and actually taking action are two different things. For some, this annual New Year’s resolution is just a vow to keep their home clean, but for others getting organised is a necessity. You may be one of those people if you find yourself relating to these 10 signs it’s time to get organised.
1. You Bought Something You Already Own
If you find yourself purchasing duplicates of items because you had no idea you already owned that item, you probably need to start decluttering. Clearing out the clutter will give you a chance to take inventory of everything you own, helping you avoid duplicate purchases in the future.
2. You Lose Important Things
Are you always misplacing your keys or your handbag? Losing track of important items you use everyday is another sign your organisational routine isn’t working. A simple daily routine will help ensure you don’t lose something important again.
3. You Miss an Appointment
Forgetting about a scheduled meeting or important appointment is another hint that your life needs more oganisation. Developing a system for scheduling future appointments, and sticking to that system, is a great way to avoid this common mistake.
4. You Can Never Find What You Need
Similar to number 1, not being able to find what you need means you need to create an organisational system. One great way to organise items throughout your house is to create a dedicated space for each item you own, then return that item to its designated spot when you’re finished using it.
5. You Get Distracted Easily
Disorganisation in your home and in your life can be an ongoing distraction. If you find yourself constantly distracted from completing tasks, it may be a sign you need to get organised. Start by clearing out your workspace, and then tackle decluttering the rest of your home for a little more peace of mind.
6. Your Schedule Seems Hectic
If you constantly feel rushed throughout the day, it may be a sign that your time needs to be better managed. Creating a daily schedule with a set routine will help calm the chaos.
7. The Clutter in Your Home is Visible
If your flat is filled with piles of clothing or overflowing bins of toys, it’s definitely time to get organised. To get the clutter under control, start by tossing out items you don’t need or use, then find a designated spot for everything else that remains.
8. You’re Always Shopping
Do you always need to make a trip to the store because you can’t find what you need or keep forgetting to purchase something? To remedy this organisational issue, keep your cupboards orderly so you always know what you have and what you need, then make a list each time you head out on a shopping trip.
9. You’re in Debt
If your home and work life are disorganised, chances are your finances aren’t in order, either. To make sure you don’t add to your debt, take a look at each element of your finances and create (and stick to) a set budget each month.
10. You’re Embarrassed of Your Home
Keeping your friends at bay because you’re ashamed of your home shouldn’t be a fact of life. Start taking small steps to organise each room of your home, starting with the living areas. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can get your home ready to have friends visit when you take the first step toward organisation.