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Finding Time To Organize

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Finding time to organize can be a challenge for many people. In this busy and noisy world it is easy to feel overwhelmed and too frazzled to organize. Having structure and organization actually has been found to reduce stress and anxiety.


There are a few tips that I wanted to share to help find time to organize.

Finding Time To Organize

Make Organizing a Priority

If you want to get organized, you must make it a goal, otherwise it is not going to happen and you will always find an excuse to deter your efforts. Make a commitment to yourself to be better at organization. Write it down as an actionable task so that you can visually make yourself accountable. Did you know that physical clutter in your surroundings competes for your attention, resulting in decreased productivity?

Time spent looking for things is often a waste of time. So look for ways to add time segments to your day. Many people find it helpful to get up a little earlier, say no to something else (even if it sounds more fun), or hire someone to help you with other things so that you can free up some time on your schedule. Then add it to your schedule or your to do list.

Visualize Your Organized Life

Imagine what your space would look like if everything was nicely organized. Imagine for a moment, finding everything you need because everything has a home. Tasks will be simplified with items readily available. By visualizing an organized system, you are looking at your goal. When we walk into an organized space, we know it. Motivation will come naturally if you envision your objective. Then visualize the action steps required to get there.

Get Started

Start with a smaller area and work on an area or room a little at a time. Try to devote 15 – 30 minutes a day to establishing some order and decluttering a space. Setting a timer can help maintain focus on what you are doing. If you have ever started to clean out something and then started looking at all the things you uncovered, it can take much longer and you will feel overwhelmed because disorganization is actually tiring and draining.

Start with a drawer, a shelf or even your purse or gym bag. Then do another small area the next day and the next. Once you do it enough, decluttering will become a habit and will may not feel like work at all. Once organizing becomes a routine, you will not misplace things as often, and you will be happier knowing that you have conquered some control over your belongings.

Finding time to organize

We hope you enjoyed these tips on finding time to organize. How do you find time to organize?


Barbara Radisavljevic

Thursday 7th of June 2018

I am way behind because life constantly gets in the way. I'm trying to make myself do at least one thing a day to bring more order to my life.

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Brenna @ Life After Laundry

Monday 2nd of March 2015

Thanks for sharing this with our Tips & Tricks Link Party, girl! This is such good advice! Pinned!


Monday 2nd of March 2015

Thanks for your sweet comment and for the pin Brenna!

Zipperhead Creations

Sunday 1st of March 2015

I always find myself making a list, getting overwhelmed by the list, feeling like I have too little time, and then not really accomplishing anything. I think starting small is the perfect solution. Thanks for the tips!


Monday 2nd of March 2015

I think we all get overwhelmed with a big list. Smaller pieces are so much easier to deal with. Thanks for the comment!