How to Organize

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 19, 2016)

Have you ever wondered how to go about organizing a library? How about a car collection? Believe it or not, you use exactly the same methods for organizing one as you do the other. In fact, the methods or so universal, that you can even organize your entire life if you use the same basic methods. If you would like to learn how to organize, well anything, then use these simple guidelines to help you out.

  • Start in one spot. When you begin your organizing task, you need to start in one spot. This only makes sense since it is too easy to get overwhelmed by too large a task. Starting in one spot will allow you to break the larger task into smaller, more manageable things for you to be able to accomplish.
  • Go through everything. As you begin organizing, be sure that you go through everything. It doesn't matter if you are organizing a collection of baseball cards, or your schedule for the coming year. You will never know what all needs to get organized if you don't take the time to go through everything.
  • Separate everything. When you are going through what needs to be organized separate everything. Try to create a list, pile, or collection of similar items. For example, if you are going through a collection of books, you may want to have all your science fiction books in one pile and all the biographies in another. This will help you avoid confusion and keep from having a disorganized mess later on.
  • Get rid of what you don't need. As you are separating everything, take time to think about what you really need and what you don't. If you find yourself looking at something that you haven't read, watched, used, or worn for a long time, then perhaps you should get rid of it. One of the leading causes for having a disorganized or cluttered home, office, or life is to have it filled up with things that we do not need, or use. After you have removed the things that you no longer need, begin replacing the items you will be keeping. You have now organized what you were working on.
  • Stay on top of it. Finally, remember that just because you have organized something, doesn't mean that you are finished with it. If you don't stay on top of your organizational project, and maintain it, then you will simply have to repeat everything that you have just completed.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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