Did you ever wonder about those people who seem to have it all together? Contrary to popular belief, they are not perfectionists. They simply follow a few simple rules.
Here are a few habits of highly organized people:
Rule 1 - Walk Away - Just because you can buy something at a good price doesn't mean you should. You need to ask yourself "Do I already have something similar?" and "If I did buy this item, do I have a place to store it?" The answers to these questions will help you decide whether you actually need to buy it or you can walk away. Remember, purchase with purpose.
Rule 2 - It's Okay To Not Be Perfect - Some people won't do a job unless they can do it perfectly. Most people do a job that's "good enough". That's fine. It's okay to buy that store bought pie instead of making one from scratch when having company over. You can easily get bogged down with the details of a task if you try to do every task perfectly. You tend to be your own worst critic. Lighten up! It doesn't have to be perfect to get it done.
Rule 3 - Never Label Anything Miscellaneous - This term is too broad and only causes confusion. If you randomly put a bunch of things in a file or a box and just write "Miscellaneous" on it, I guarantee that within a week, you will have forgotten what's in there! Sort your items by specific groups and label them accordingly.
Rule 4 - Schedule Time To Declutter - Instead of waiting until you get in the "mood" to declutter (that will never happen!), create a routine that involves spending no more than 15 minutes a day. Sort through your mail, pick up toys, clean up the dishes, etc. Than, take one day of the week to tackle a new project in more detail. You will find that the clutter will no longer build up and become another "project".
Rule 5 - If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It - Do you find yourself having to try out every new gadget or thing that comes down the pike? Be happy with what you already have and stop wasting your time. Stick with what you have and you will save a lot of time, energy and money.
So, do you think you possess the habits of a highly organized person? If you do, keep on doing what it is you do.
Perhaps you aspire to be a more organized person and just don't know where to begin If so, let me hear from you. I am more than happy to help you become the organized person you have always wanted to be.
In the meantime, have a great Thanksgiving holiday!