10 Habits to Stay Organised

Forming (and sticking to) good habits over a long period of time can make a strong difference in your life. While you may not be 100% in-control every minute of the day, you will definitely feel more put-together and gratified most of the time πŸ’• Today, I would like to share 10 organisational habits that will help improve your productivity.

10 Daily Habits For Staying Organised

1. Make your bed

Many people believe that making your bed in the morning puts you in a positive headspace and sets you for success for the rest of the day. Conventionally, the bed takes up the majority of space in the room, so its surroundings will look tidier if the bed is nicely presented, and more inviting to crawl into in the evening. Others also find that completing this minor task can be therapeutic and stress-reducing.

2. Create a to-do list

Even if you are not a huge list enthusiast, creating a new to-do list every day will help clear your mind as well as stay on top of jobs to complete. Having a daily checklist in writing will hold you accountable and motivate you to be productive and reduce your agenda. Furthermore, it is easier to examine, prioritise and plan the order in which you fulfill your tasks when it is laid out in front of you.

3. Do the dishes

It is not the most fun of chores to do, but letting unclean dishes pile up can be an unpleasant sight and lead to further procrastination. Remember: keeping up is better than catching up. Aim to do the dishes after you eat or every night before you go to bed, so when you next use the kitchen, you will not look at the sink with a heavy heart.

A study by the University of California found that doing mindless tasks such as cleaning dishes allows the brain to wander and engage in creative problem-solving and boost inspiration.

4. Deal with paperwork and emails immediately

Just one tall stack of paperwork can make an area look messier and off-putting. Do your best to take care of any paperwork the minute it enters the house. Separate your bills, recycle junk mail, and shred personal information and statements that you no longer need.

5. Pack your bag and choose your clothes the night before

Preparing everything that you need (i.e. bags, food, and clothing) beforehand requires more effort, but once you get into this habit, you will feel more orderly and efficient. You save time in the morning no longer staring into your closet wondering what to wear or rushing and forgetting anything important. Instead of chaotically rushing out of the front door, you can remain calm and confident.

6. “One in, One out” Rule

Make a conscious effort to throw away or donate something that you haven’t used in a while (or even years) when you buy something new. It is a nice method to stay aware of what you are accumulating to avoid cluttering your home. While this rule may be a little hard to follow at first, I find that the results are worth it!

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7. Check your bank balance online

Keep a close eye on your financial accounts i.e. current, savings, crypto, etc. by doing a quick scan of your balance every day. This allows you to stay on track of your spending and notice fraudulent charges as soon as they happen. It also puts you in the right frame of mind to continue building your savings/emergency funds.

8. Use your wait time

β€œWait time” can be the most frustrating and unproductive time – if you let it. This term refers to when you’re waiting to be called at the doctor’s, for your kid’s football or piano lesson to finish, etc. With enough planning, you can make this brief period worthwhile for de-stressing and staying coordinated. Reply to messages, listen to a podcast, review your agenda, meditate, and so on. Remember time is precious, so use it wisely!

9. Give everything a home

Keep your life organised and prevent yourself from losing things by allocating your belongings to a “certain” place. Choose areas where it would make sense to find them. For example, your keys should ideally be kept near your front door and easily accessible for when you leave for work or to run errands. It would be less efficient to leave them in your coat pocket as you may change coats or forget where they’ve been stored as they are not in plain sight.

10. Practice self care

Last but definitely not least, make sure to practice self-care which relaxes and refreshes your mind, body, and spirit. Rewarding yourself occasionally with a reward for completing chores also helpsΒ sustain yourΒ enthusiasm for staying organised.

Thank you for reading this post! Follow these tips to improve your daily routine and stay organised all year long 😊 If any has piqued your interest or you would like to share further productivity habits, please feel free to leave a comment below! ❀

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52 thoughts on “10 Habits to Stay Organised

    • Thank you for reading this post and for your comment, Holly πŸ€—πŸŒ· I’m slowly getting better with the “one in one out” rule, it is a challenge but it is worth the effort πŸ˜… I have faith in you during your purge and to get into this habit πŸ’— You got this! πŸ’ͺ

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  1. I do very little of this… maybe that’s my problem… however, I have to disagree with number 1. My life suddenly felt more free and less stressful a couple years ago when I realized that I could comfortably sleep in an unmade bed, even if the sheets were coming badly untucked.

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    • Ahhh, that’s a fair and interesting observation! I’m happy to hear that you have found what makes you feel less stressful and more content, that is the main goal πŸ’•πŸ€© Thank you for your comment and sharing your thoughts, Greg! It is wonderful to learn more about you 🌼

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    • Hi Iglengel! 😊 Thank you for reading this post and for your comment. Wow, that is so awesome to learn you follow these 10 habits – you must be super organised! πŸ˜„πŸ’ͺ It is important to take care of yourself and do what you want to start the day with a clear and happy mind 🌷 Hope everything is well with you! πŸ’•

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  2. I just have to say this : number 1 is a no, ha ha ha! Not intentionally though!
    I make my bed… and it takes my big male dog about twenty minutes before he unmakes it!
    I DO still try though πŸ˜‰ I just refuse to keep remaking it on the same day πŸ˜›

    Great blog post – thanks for the tips ❀

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    • Hi nopassingfancy! You are not the first the disagree with No.1 πŸ˜‚ haha! I really appreciate the openness and learning more about you! Aww, bless – that is such a sweet and lovely picture! πŸ’— Your best buddy has the final say and he prefers an unmade bed – what breed is your doggo? πŸ™‚ As long as everyone is happy and content, nothing else matters πŸ™

      Thank you so much for reading this post and for your comment β™‘ It means a lot to hear that you like these tips!

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      • My big baby is a mixed breed, of about six rolled into one πŸ˜› He must have been the runt of the litter, and was sickly as a little pup. Wherever he was born, they disposed of him in a plastic bag on the side of the road πŸ˜₯ He was found by a couple, who took him to one of our rescue shelters. He was still a baby then! We found him there just as he had turned six weeks, and so he was allowed to come home with us the very same day! And we’ve all been incredibly blessed with an abundance of love every since πŸ˜‰ ❀

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      • Wow, six breeds rolled into one! πŸ’— Oh my gosh, I’m sorry to hear that your sweet puppy had a sad start to his life. I do not understand how sweet little pups can be disposed off so coldly – it breaks my heart. But thank goodness he was found and rescued, and now he is in a warm and loving home (and brought home on the same day)! πŸ™ Thank you for sharing your story, nopassingfancy πŸ€— He sounds like a light and blessing. Sending you and your family lots of love! 🌸

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    • Aww, thank you so much Ashish! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• I appreciate your comment about this post and I hope these tips are helpful to you, if you decide to use them ✨ Hope you have a wonderful week! β˜€οΈ

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    • HI Miranda! Thank you for reading this post 😊 I’m thrilled that you like these suggestions, especially giving your things a home. I’ve found that it has helped me stick to my morning routine as everything that I need is exactly where they are expected to be. That’s a good idea to label boxes – I’ll start doing that! πŸ˜„ Thank you for sharing πŸ’— Hope everything is well with you, lovely!

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    • Thank you for your support and for reading this post, Joanne! πŸ’• That is a great added tip and in all honesty, I can have some troubles with but working towards it πŸ˜… Hope you are well, dear friend! 🌷

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  3. Thank you very much for sharing, dear friend πŸ™‚

    If we substitute our bad habits with good habits that surely has a positive impact on our life.

    One very good habit could be also to be of service to man. There are surely millions of ways how to do this.

    Thanks again, my friend πŸ™‚
    Hugs and love
    Didi

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    • Hi Didi 🀩

      Thank you so much for reading this post πŸ’— I agree that replacing bad habits with good ones makes a positive impact on our lives. And more importantly, that it is good to also include habits that helps others πŸ™

      I appreciate your kindness and support, dear friend πŸ€— thank you again!

      I hope everything is well with you. Lots of hugs and kisses!

      Genevieve xx

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    • Hello! πŸ’• Thank you for reading this post and for your comment, it means a lot! 😊 That’s great – I hope the wait time tip proves helpful to you and it helps you stay cool and organised🀞 Wishing you a lovely weekend! 🌷

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    • Hi Antionette! πŸ’• Thank you for reading this post. I’m grateful for your feedback and happy to hear you think that they will be helpful to others 😊 Hope you are well and having a great weekend ✨

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  4. Far from being super organized but I do try. I need to put as much effort into other daily activities as I do these 10 and then my life would be awesome. πŸ˜πŸŒžπŸ‘

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    • Heya iglengel 😊 Getting started into new habits is always the hardest step, so no worries there! Perhaps it’s best to try one and see how it goes from there? β™‘ I hope these tips are helpful to you, but I have a feeling your life is already awesome! πŸ€©β˜€οΈ Thank you for reading this post and for your comment – it means a lot!

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