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Organized people say that being organized is a skill anybody can develop by being just a little intentional with our everyday habits.
Where are you at life? Is your life all together or does it feel scattered and out of place?
If you are ready to get your life together then learn from the habits of organized people.
These are the people who feel little to no stress because everything in their life is pretty organized
They have come to know that a LOT of life’s messiness and stress naturally goes away when we simply organize our everyday business.
And no, its not that hard they say. Just some small habits to incorporate in our day to day life, but the change will feel incredible.
So here in this post, I have compiled a list of 16 habits of people who are incredibly organized, which you can start practicing slowly in your daily life as well.
I too am on my way to better life organization, and I hope this helps you.
If you want a step by step guide on how to organize life, then read this post on 9 action steps to organize your life.
16 Habits of people who are incredibly organized
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1. They have a daily routine
All organized people run their day. Their day doesn’t run them.
And they do this by following a daily routine. The reason this is so important is that it structures our day and gives us something to look forward to in our day.
A routine immediately organizes and structures my day and I feel in control of my day.
With no routine and no structure, life becomes directionless and messy naturally, which is the case for most of us.
Just creating a simple daily routine can also work wonders. Its okay to be flexible.
2. They follow a daily to-do list
All organized people have a habit of writing a daily to-do list which they write down the previous day, or at the beginning of each day.
And they keep this to-do list close to them which they can easily see.
3. They schedule tasks to be organized
And the other incredible habit of organized people is that they don’t just set down things to do on their to-do list, but schedule it too.
This way they don’t just leave it upto chance, but actually make sure they do it by simply setting a schedule for it.
If something doesn’t fit in their schedule, they delegate or keep it for another day.
4. They utilize the start of every month to plan their month
All organized people know that the start of new month is very important and so they utilize it to plan their month ahead.
They set their monthly goals based on their yealy vision and do many other things to keep everything in check and organized.
If you want to know what organized people do every month to inspire you to do the same, then here are 12 things to do at the beginning of every month.
5. They utilize their sunday to plan their week
A month is a lot of days, so to better organize their month, organized people make use of sunday to plan their new week.
Here ae some of things they do every sunday
- They set down their weekly goals
- plan ahead their essential tasks of the week and schedule it
- look at their money situation
- set a weekly budget for the next week
- prepare a meal plan
- prepare their outfits for the week ahead
- do the laundry
- clean one area of their home
6. Organized people write down everything
Organized people know that they shouldn’t trust their mind to remember things. Plus they know that remembering things on their head is a lot of work and a cause of unnecessary stress.
So they make sure they write everything down.
They write down deadlines. They write down things to buy. They write down things to do, and basically anything worth writing, they write it down on a notebook or a piece of paper.
7. Organized people make lists
As they write everything down, they know the power of list making and have a list of everything.
To know what lists they absolutely have, here are the 12 lists organized people keep.
8. They make their bed instantly
They never keep a messy bed, and the first thing they do upon waking up is to make their bed.
They are instant in making their bed, and its these small habits such as these that have a hand in organizing their life.
9. They have a system they follow to stay organized
All organized people have a system they use to stay organized.
Though not incredibly organized, I could call myself pretty organized, and here’s the system I use:
I use notion to organize my blog, use a notebook to organize other things, use goodnotes and google drive folders to organize things related to my college work.
For my day to day organization, I use a planner, a simple physical to-do list and my notebook. I tried going digital, but it didn’t work well for me.
Other organized people use
And all such systems to keep them organized. Experiment and find what works best for you.
10. They have a home for everything
My boyfriend is the most organized person I know, and he always says, ‘Every thing has a place, and every place has a thing’.
He keeps things at their rightful place and so he never has to go through the trouble of finding things they he needs it.
11. They keep things at its rightful place right away
Just having a home for everything is not enough if everytime you use it, you forget to keep it in its right place.
As I said, my boyfriend is one of the most organized person I know, and its amazing how he keeps things at its rightful place right away.
Most of the times we say we’ll keep it later even though it just takes 2-3 minutes of our time, but still we feel lazy.
But actually by keeping things at its rightful place, we are actually saving more time for the future and reducing the hassle and extra work.
12. Organized people clean mess instantly
Organized people know that mess is the main thing that makes us feel unorganized. They know that physical mess creates mental mess and mental mess influences physical mess.
So they clean the mess as they go.
If they use the kitchen, after using it, they clean it up and don’t wait for later.
After using their desk, they tidy it up instantly.
After eating, they clean the table instantly.
This not only keeps them organized, but also saves their time.
13. They don’t multitask
Multitasking is the key to disorganization and a messy mind. Organized people don’t multitask and do one thing at a time.
14. Organized people declutter regularly
They set specific days for decluttering too, and they declutter regularly. Here are some things they purge and declutter regularly
15. They clean one area of their home every week
They set up a specific day(s) to clean one area of their home everyweek and so they always have a neat, tidy and organized home.
Here are certain habits of people with organized homes
16. They don’t put off things for later
Lastly, organized people don’t procrastinate and put off things for later. They follow the practice of 2 minute rule: If it takes less than 2 minutes, then do it immediately, otherwise schedule it or delegate it.
The things that they do put off immediately goes to their to-do list, or list of pending things to do, and schedule when it should get done.
If you want to finally break free from procrastination, here are my 4 tips to overcome procrastination.
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So these are the habits that all organized people have in common. Start incorporating little by little and you can turn your life around from a mess to something you will be happy and proud of.