The end of the year is coming and lots of people will be making New Year's resolutions to be better organized. When you sit down and start to itemize all of the things that you think you will need to organize all of your stuff it can be overwhelming. You really don't have to mortgage the house to get a grip on the clutter; you may even be able to find some of the tools you need around the house.
Before you go shopping you need to look at your organizational needs and what the items are that you need to find a place for. For example, if you have a home office that is cluttered up you may want to buy a filing cabinet or even some portable file boxes to help you get organized. A simple and easy fix for all those pens and pencils lying around is just to use a coffee cup to put them in. You can use small boxes or baskets that you can stash under your desk to hold other small items like pins, paperclips, and rubber bands.
For a closet that is in a total state of disarray you may be able to just add an additional closet rod or some kind of organizer to help you with storing things like sweaters and shoes. You can find plastic or cardboard storage boxes very inexpensively at a local discount store or even at an online store. If you go with the plastic bins they can definitely help you organize and can be reused over and over again. I have bins like this that I use for everything from important papers, to winter clothes and more. In the garage I use them to store tools and fishing equipment. There is virtually no limit to the uses that these can be used for.
It is important to keep your home organized just from a time saving standpoint. How many times have you gone out in your cluttered up garage to try to find a particular tool or other item and end up standing there scratching your head? It is far better to spend a day and a little money organizing than to deal with that every time you are trying to find something.
As far as time management goes I think it should be obvious that you should have a calendar, this is the primary organizational tool that everyone needs. Whether you use a planner, wall calendar, or desktop style doesn't really matter as long as you have plenty of space to write down tasks and projects. Make a point of keeping it updated regularly and it will help you stay on task.
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