10 Effective Habits of Organized People

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1.  Walk away from bargains.  Just because you can, because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it.  Do I already have this item?  Do I have space to store it?


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2.  Make peace with imperfection.  Trying to do every task perfectly is the quickest way to get  bogged down.  Slow down and just do one thing at a time.


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3.  Schedule regular decluttering sessions.  Have a decluttering routine in place such as cleaning out closets every three months.   Get rid of anything you haven’t worn in awhile.


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4.  Separate emotions from possessions.  It’s healthy to be attached to certain items, “your grandmothers pearls,  a vase you picked up from Paris”.  But some things you just have to let go of.  A perfect example of this was when my husband and I flew to the east coast to clean out a storage bin I had there.  A lot of it was emotional family stuff that I was holding onto.  I had to decide what was important and what wasn’t and let go.


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5.  Know where to donate.  It’s easier to part with belongings if they’re going to a home.  Choose a favorite charity.  Find a neighbor’s child that can wear your son or daughter’s outgrown clothes.


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6.  Future Storage. If you know you’re a shopaholic or pack rat and most of your personal space consist of clothes make use of storage bins.


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7.  Never label anything “miscellaneous” calling it miscellaneous is guaranteed  clutter.  Everything needs to be labeled and have a place and everything should be in its place.


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8.  Utilize storage when in transition.  Storage is meant for a convenience not forever.  Do you really want to “pay” to hold onto things the rest of your life?  It was a huge weight lifted off me when I let go of my storage.  They made a fortune off of me.  Not to mention how bogged down I was emotionally and didn’t even realize it.


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9.  Organized people stay organized to take the pressure off them mentally.  It requires continual upkeep.


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10.  Organized people regularly purge.  Situations change and formerly useful things become unnecessary.  Instead of letting clutter get out of control they periodically purge, files, clothing, papers etc…


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