There’s no secret formula for how to be organized. It’s actually a simple concept that anyone can learn whether they are naturally organized or not. And don’t confuse being neat with being organized. Even if something looks like a mess, it can still be ‘in order’.
Here’s 5 basic principles to help you get or stay organized:
1. BEING ORGANIZED IS SIMPLY KNOWING WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHERE TO FIND IT. Doesn’t get more simple than that.
2. GROUP LIKE THINGS TOGETHER. Office supplies, baking tools, vases, batteries, photos, things used only for travel, beach, etc. It’s easier to find and use thing when they’re all together in one place.
3. STORE THINGS WHERE YOU USE THEM. If you get undressed in the bedroom, have the hamper in the bedroom, not down the hall in the bathroom.
4. KEEP THINGS ACCESSIBLE IN RELATION TO HOW OFTEN YOU USE IT. Most often used things should be within arms reach, least often used things can be on higher or lower shelves (for heavier things).
5. PUT THINGS BACK WHERE YOU FOUND THEM. It takes much more time to look for something than it takes to just put it back properly when you’re done using it.