Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How to get organized

I always have this problem since school.I just can't be organized.

Whenever I need things,I'll have to search it all over my room.

Because I just put my things everywhere and not in specific places.

As a result,I wasted my time to search for things I needed and it is even worse when I'm late to class.(I always late to class as I cannot find my notes)

So,these are some tips on how be organized( just what I needed)..

1.Organize your space.

  • -Clean out your belongings before you think about organizing.You can only really accurately know what space you have when you've cleaned up.Observe how you use your things and work out how to use your space efficiently.
  • Make it easy to get to and put away the things you need most often.Know what "organized" looks and feels like. Organized spaces are simple to use. They have enough room for the items there. It makes sense.
  • Every item in your home has a location. Organized spaces also feel calm, open, and welcoming.

2.Put it back.
  • Right now. Once you establish where everything belongs, you need to get in the habit of putting it back there as soon as you're finished using it.

3.Use a calendar.
  • Get a calendar and put it in a place where you see it every day, preferably in the morning. For most people, that's on the refrigerator, on their desk, or on their desktop.
  • Wherever you put it, make it part of your routine to refer to it every day.Your calendar can remind you to do things on time

4.Use a planner.
  • A planner is especially useful if you have a lot of appointments and your days are so varied that you have trouble keeping track of your schedule.

5.Write it down!

  • A short pencil is better than a long memory. Anything and everything you need to remember should be written down. Even if your memory is great, nobody's perfect and it doesn't hurt to put it on paper, just in case.
  • Record phone numbers, appointments, birthdays, shopping lists, and things to do, and record them where you can easily find and refer to them when you need them.

6.Make to do lists.
  • Make a to do list for your day. Your daily or immediate list should never be more than 5 items long, or else you're taking on too much and setting yourself up for failure. Mark one or two of those items as things you absolutely must get done that day, and pursue those tasks relentlessly until you get them done.
  • Make a to do list for the week. Appropriate items here would be: Grocery shopping, fix air conditioner, etc. Draw from this list to make your daily to-do list.
  • Make a to do list for the month. This list would have more general tasks like: Birthday gift to Jill, get car serviced, dentist appointment. Draw from this list to make your daily and weekly to-do list.
  • Make a to do list for your life. Drastic, yes, but why not use this time to rethink your life and where it's going? Getting organized is all about priorities, and it never hurts to get your ducks in a row.
  • Organize a drawer while talking on the phone. Fold towels while watching television. Do take care to combine only compatible tasks, though, or you'll just waste time compared to doing things in sequence.

8.Follow through.
  • There's no point in making a to-do list if you don't discipline yourself to complete the tasks you've assigned yourself. There are many ways to stick to your to-do list. Stop procrastinating, remove or ignore distractions, and hop to it. If something keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list, take a good look at it. Is it really important?
  • If so, get it over with, or at least get it started. If not, put it back in the long-term list for "someday" or get it off the list altogether. Don't let yourself get hung up on something for too long.

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