I’m glad that you decided to organize your life.
Organizing your life doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. I believe a one-week deadline is good enough for it.
If you give yourself 30 days to clean your house, it will take 30 days. But if you give yourself 3 hours, it will take 3 hours- Elon Musk.
I can’t say about you, but I can’t focus on anything when there’s clutter around me. It makes me so annoyed until I put things in their place.
Organizing every aspect of your life is important, whether it is your home, your working and digital space, or even your mind.
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Why is organizing important?
You may think, why should you even bother with organizing your life. You are not having any problems at all living like this.
But isn’t it great to have all your things in place so you can find them easily when needed?
And at the same time we shouldn’t get too comfortable living in a place that is unorganized and full of clutter as it affects us in so many ways.
For example, you will get frustrated when you can’t find something you are looking for.
Messy places can affect your mood and cause mood swings without even making you realize the reason.
Organizing also helps you achieve your goals faster and reduces stress.
Now you know why you should organize your life, let’s move on to the next step, which is-
How to organize your life in one week?
We’ll go through step by step so you can follow the instructions without spending too much time on it.
It should take around 1-2 hours in a day, but you can spend a few extra hours on the weekend.
We all have limited time, and no one can spend all their time on just one thing.
That’s why I’m trying to make this guide as easy as possible.
Okay let’s get started.
Day-1) Organize your Kitchen, Dining, and fridge.
Are you someone who often puts off cleaning the kitchen for the last minute? Well, not anymore.
Day one is all about organizing your kitchen as I believe if your kitchen is tidy and well organized, you won’t hate spending some extra time in it even if cooking isn’t something you enjoy.
Make sure you check these out. Using an organizer for each category is recommended as it can save you a lot of time and everything will look more organized.
- Organize Utensils and Flatware
- Organize dishes, pots, and pans
- Organize Mugs
- Drawer Organizer for kitehen utensils. It’s a multi purpose organizer that can be used for organizing many other different things like kitchen utensils, toothpaste, silverware, jewelry, medicines, etc.
- Consider using food container for organizing pantry
- Organize dishtowels
- Organize the area below the kitchen sink
- Use Condiment organizer
- Organize spices
Fridge and Freezer
- Organize your Fridge and Freezer.
- Using bins really helps as it saves a lot of space.
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Use fruit basket to enhance the look of your dining table. There are so many options available out there to choose from.
- Organize forks, knives, and spoons using the stand.
- Use good quality utensils
- Be creative and decorate it in your own way.
Day- 2) Organize your bathroom.
While organizing your bathroom, I’d suggest decluttering all the unnecessary stuff first to make further organizing easier.
While organizing your bathroom, make sure to-
- Not put too much stuff on the counters (store extra stuff inside of cabinet door)
- Use soap pumps as it prevents soap wastage. It also looks prettier.
- Use Trays, Jars, and cups for storing makeup brushes, cotton pads, buds, etc.
- Hang your towels/use ladders.
- Use a makeup organizer to store your makeup; it looks stylish and luxurious.
- Keep your mirror dust-free.
- Use drawer dividers so you can easily find what you are looking for.
- Use transparent bins for storing your products.
Day- 3) Bedroom and wardrobe.
Having a well-organized bedroom is essential to have proper sleep. Organizing your bedroom shouldn’t take a lot of time, nor should it be harder to do.
Take a look at how can you organize your bedroom in these simple steps-
- Remove all the unnecessary stuff.
- Utilize the space under the bed for keeping your out-of-season stuff.
- Keep the floor neat and clean.
- Arrange each item into categories.
- Declutter your wardrobe (if you don’t need anything, get rid of it by donating or selling them).
- Use drawers to keep your jewelry (use a drawer divider if needed).
- Keep pillows in a basket.
- Organize your shoes and sandals.
- Bags and purse.
- Laundry area (you can keep a laundry bag).
- Organize your Medicines.
Day- 4) Organize your workspace, bookshelf
Whether you are working from home or just using your workspace to check emails or draft proposals, having an organized workspace is important so you can work effectively without being distracted.
While organizing your workspace, don’t forget to.
- Check your desk and remove unneeded items.
- Make sure the desk is clean.
- Check if it’s well-lit (otherwise, it can hurt your eyes)
- Make sure you are comfortable.
- Make sure your desk is away from distractions (TV, gaming system, etc.)
- Keep a schedule
- Invest in good quality pens (helps in improving productivity)
- For organizing your bookshelf, put heavier objects at the bottom and lighter objects on the top, as suggested in Oprah Daily.
PS – Avoid eating at your desk as it may contain bacteria.
Day- 5 ) Organize Living room and entryway
I have to agree that organizing the living room can be challenging, especially if you have kids at home. There are some easy and smart ways you can organize your living room and entryway.
As always, remove all the unnecessary items such as magazines, toys, exercise equipment, or anything that doesn’t belong in there.
Some useful tips to make your living room even better-
- Display photos in a creative way.
- Plant greenery around you
- Organize your coffee table
- Don’t put too many items in a room.
Day- 6 ) Organize your digital space.
Just like physical space, digital space needs to be organized too.
My laptop is the least organized thing I have.
Here’s how you can organize your digital space-
- Consider removing all unnecessary apps, software, and browser extensions
- Have a backup of your photos and videos (you can use either google photos or dropbox) Google photo is free for up to 15 GB, and dropbox is free for up to 2 GB. I personally prefer google photos to store all my photos and videos.
- Create a folder and arrange files so you can find them later easily.
- Check your mailbox and delete all the emails you don’t need. (Also, unsubscribe from all the newsletters you don’t find useful)
- Empty your recycle bin.
- Always keep your device up-to-date.
Day- 7 ) Organize your mind.
Your mind needs to be organized to work effectively and efficiently.
If you have no idea what is going on in your mind and if it is full of clutter, it will be challenging for you to be productive and creative. Also, you won’t be able to concentrate on anything.
So, how to organize your mind and live a less stressful life-
- Define your goals (create a vision board)
- Maintain a journal
- Practice affirmations.
- Have a gratitude list.
- Write your next day’s to-do list.
- Stop being lazy.
- Have a morning routine.
- Don’t think too much.
- Believe in yourself.
- Stop procrastination.
Related- 7 steps to stop procrastination.
Final Thoughts- This is how you can organize your life in one week. Organizing helps you live a better and stress-free life and makes you more creative and productive so you can focus on things that matter.
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