The Internet is full of questionable organizing 'hacks' that nobody will ever actually try. But, if you want to get your proverbial ducks in a row, then we have a few simple organizing tips that are actually useful and you will genuinely want to try. From de-cluttering to making lunch time a breeze, these seven tips might not revolutionize anything, but they will help you on your way to becoming a much more organized person! Check them out!
If you have a big bag or purse that always seems to be full to the brim, with so much stuff that you can never find anything, we have a solution for you. First empty out everything and get rid of any junk. Let's not pretend you're the only person out there who doesn't have a few receipts and candy wrappers tucked in there. Then, sort everything that you do want in your purse into two or three smaller zippered pouches or purses. For instance, you could keep makeup in one, cash and cards in another, and snacks in the next. That way, it's much easier to find whatever you need!
If your phone is always sending up notices that your storage is almost full, designate half an hour to sit down and have a good clear out. Delete apps which you don't use, photos that you don't want and all those videos that you accidentally filmed of your foot while you were trying to do something else!
Paperwork is one of those things that few people have organized, but there's a really simple way of doing it. You need a two-drawer organizer of some kind. One drawer is labeled 'action' and the other 'to file'. As soon as you get a letter or any paperwork, put it in either of the drawers, depending on whether you need to do something with it (such as pay a bill) or if it's something that doesn't require any further action. Then, once a week or so, you can go through each drawer and complete any necessary action, and either file or shred anything that's completed.
Get organized for work lunches throughout the week by making your own gourmet noodle cups. They are much more healthy and delicious than store bought and likely cheaper. Find out more here!
If, like us, you're always misplacing your keys, designate a place where you always, always put your keys when you come in. This could be a key hook or simply a bowl. Place it somewhere close to your front door as you're more likely to remember it.
Anyone who has an overflowing closet should really try to take control and organize it. First of all, be ruthless about getting rid of anything that you never wear, or whatever doesn't fit you anymore. Donate it to 'Goodwill' or make a few bucks selling it online! Then choose one kind of accessory, perhaps scarves or belts, and put them in order. With clothespins for instance, just like the picture below. Having only one thing displayed neatly, should inspire you to keep everything else nice!
If you're the kind of person with a huge collection of nearly-empty bottles of liquor, you need to have a clear out! Get rid of anything with less than 2 ounces left (if you can't bear to throw them out, leave them in plain view for a week or two, and if you still don't drink them, it's the bin for them). If you want, organize the rest on a trolley, like below, or on a spare bit of countertop.