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Break Up with These Disorganized Habits 

February 5, 2024 | Organized Living |

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are some habits to break up with – and some helpful solutions – so that you can get organized and focus on what’s important! 

Stop Purchasing Duplicates

There’s nothing more dangerous than going into a store without a shopping list! It’s so easy to walk into a store and start pulling items off the shelves because they’ve caught your eye and you’ve convinced yourself that you’ll use it – one day. Months later, your impulse purchase is unused and collecting dust. This year, commit to creating shopping lists no matter where you shop, and stick to your list so you can teach yourself to shop strategically.

Whether it’s the grocery store or a clothing boutique, always ask yourself whether you need that item, or whether you’ll use it within the next month. If the answer is no, or you’re going back and forth, it can wait! Save your money for things you know you’ll use and love.

Say Goodbye To Losing Things!

Do you find yourself losing things constantly? There are a few solutions to keep your belongings from wandering off.

First, declutter! If you’re having trouble finding your stuff, it probably means you have too much! Work room-by-room to review your belongings and decide what to keep, toss, or donate. 

Once you’ve edited through your things, place them back in areas that make the most sense for your lifestyle. Put the items you need and use regularly in “prime real estate” – the most easily accessible areas in your home – and put items you use less often up high or down low. If you find that after one year you haven’t used something, reconsider whether you need it at all. 

After decluttering and strategizing placement of your categories. Then you can sort categories into bins or containers to corral similar items together, then label each bin so you know what’s inside! 

Having your belongings sorted and labeled will help you locate items quicker and know exactly where to put it back when you’re done using it. Setting these systems in place now will make life so much easier in the future!

No More Procrastination

Instead of putting off your to-do list, put systems in place to help you accomplish goals (big or small) everyday! Use a planner or digital list to keep track of action items each day, week, or month. Our team has been loving Hemlock & Oak’s weekly planner and Cherish By Design’s bullet journals for physical planners. For those of us who prefer a digital option, we recommend customizing a Canva template to fit your needs!

We love writing down our to-do list each day and assigning different tasks to different days. This way, you can start small and accomplish one or two tasks at a time, versus loading your day with tons of to-dos and feeling overwhelmed.

Having a hard time asking for help?

You’re not alone! So many people hate asking for help, but asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength! 

A big part of asking for help is also knowing when to delegate. This could mean discussing the chore breakdown with your partner so the load does not all fall on one person, or delegating work tasks so you can dedicate more attention to the action items you need to complete. Delegating not only helps you, but helps your team as it shows leadership qualities to ask for others’ support and expertise.

If you don’t know where to begin on your organizing journey and need a helping hand, Horderly is here for you! At Horderly, we offer in-home and virtual organizing services, completely tailored to you and your organizing needs! 

Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and break up with your disorganized habits!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Horderly! XOXO

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