10 Essential Tips for Great Organization

No one is ever born organized. If someone tells you this RUN FOR THE HILLS! They are lying to you. Being organized is a behavior that is learned. So, in a nutshell, YES, everyone can be organized. The key is finding the right tools to get you started. Sometimes these tools are not physical, they can be tips, tricks & even hacks that will provide you with the quick wins you need to get yourself started. I have grown so much as an Organizer over the years, here are my 10 essential tips for Great Organization. ❤

1. Make your bed

It seems so straight forward but for most of us, making the bed is never a priority. I mean all we're going to do is get right back into it and mess it up again, correct. But let's backtrack a little, have ever been on vacation or stayed anywhere away from home that provided room service? If yes, then you will no doubt love the feeling of spending the day away from your room and returning to a beautifully made-up bed, fresh towels in the bathroom, and maybe an elegantly towel folded animal...You get my drift. When we see a made bed the room automatically becomes a lot tidier. Knowing your room is that little bit more put together realigns your mood. You start to look at things differently. It brings the phrase 'Spring in your step' to life.

2. Set yourself a goal

Rome wasn't built in one day! Every great plan, idea, invention, etc. started with a goal or #goals. What's yours? It could be to simply host a dinner party. Fantastic, set yourself a date and inform everyone. It may seem harsh but holding yourself accountable through others is sometimes one of the best ways to push yourself. But remember to always be honest with yourself. Your goals should always be realistic, if you set a goal that is not achievable you are ultimately setting yourself up for failure. If you know that it might take you 3 months set your delivery date for 3 months.


3. Create a Vision Board

Seeing is believing right. For some, it can be really hard to envision the end goal. With the likes of Pinterest, Instagram, Google, etc. inspiration is right at your fingertips. Create yourself a digital mood board and #pin, paste, cut, and stick away. A vision board helps bring your ideas to life. Think of it as your reference, the tour guide for your journey. Remember if you are feeling lost you have this to refer back to.

4. Make a plan

So you've set yourself a #goal. Next up is the plan of action. How are you going to achieve this? Think of the 5 W's: What, Why, Who, When, Where.

  • What do you what to achieve?

  • Why do you want to achieve this?

  • Who can support you (if needed)?

  • When do you want to start?

  • Where do you need to start?

For example:

Goal - To host a dinner party for family and friends

  • What do you what to achieve?

  • To make sure the house is well organized, neat, and tidy so that my guests can move freely with ease.

  • Why do you want to achieve this?

  • I want to feel comfortable having people over.

  • Who can support you (if needed)?

  • I can do this alone, I just need my partner to support my decisions.

  • When do you want to start?

  • Asap

  • Where do you need to start?

  • I will start with the lounge

Your plan should be detailed and will become bigger and bigger the more you add to it. This will form a checklist that you can simply cross off bit by bit the more you achieve. Eventually, your list will be empty and your goal will be achieved.

5. Research

Research, research, research. Should I say it again? Do your #research! If you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, read up on what you are doing. You might want to create yourself a pantry. Research this. What type of #storage is suitable for your home? What type of containers is right for you? Is plastic convenient? Do you want glass? It might seem like a lot to think about but doing your research will save you a lot of time, money, and effort in the long run.


6. Purge

To really and truly get yourself organized you need to be prepared to let go and give things away. Purge! And by purge I mean spend time going through your stuff. No, this does not mean that you need to sit and spend hours hugging and thanking your things for the times you once spent together. Simply create yourself 3 piles: Keep, Donate, Throw.

Your KEEP pile should consist of things you regularly use, cannot live without, really need, and if you haven't yet used it... You plan to use it sometime soon.