How to Get Organized

by Karen Bates
(last updated September 28, 2017)

It can be a real challenge to get organized. At home or at work, you might feel overwhelmed with the amount of clutter and junk that you just don't know what to do with. This uncertainty can lead to avoiding the problem and possibly letting it get worse.

It can really help an area's atmosphere if it is neat and organized, however, taking some time to organize your life might help you feel more positive and happy overall. If you spend time in a clean place, you will probably feel better about things in general. Plus organization helps you to know where things are and allows you to find them quickly. This can save you from stressful situations in the future.

There are many ways to get organized in various rooms of your home or at the office. In your workspace, it is especially important to keep things neat because disorder can affect productivity. In this area, get a system together for organizing papers, such as folders or perhaps a filing cabinet. Start by stacking papers by type and then put them away in a way that will allow you to find them again quickly. Sort random items on your desk like pens and paperclips in handy containers so they are out of the way but easily accessible.

Around your home, you have many options for organization. The kitchen can always benefit from a little de-cluttering in cabinets and cupboards, and you can try different kinds of shelving to store things in the living room and bedrooms. When starting to de-clutter areas of your home, begin by throwing away or donating the things you just don't use anymore. After this step, decide on a system of organization for the items you do want to keep. Sort your items by type, then organize on shelves, in bins, in drawers, or however works best for you.

Remember to make the most of any space that can be used for storage and organization. You can fit a lot under beds or beneath a desk, and if you organize correctly you can fit a lot of items in your closets. Set up shelves, bins, and boxes in your closets to fit as much as possible.

Organizing can seem like a daunting task at first, but if you just take a little time to make things look neater the work will be well-worth the effort.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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