An Organization Step-by-Step

For some, organization is more a way of life than a chore to do. For others, organization is about as easy an accomplishment as doing a paint-by-numbers with a blindfold on. If you fall into the latter category, here are some simple tips to better organize a few aspects of your life.

Organize your closet

  • The first thing to do is go through every article of clothing you own and weed out what can be given away. This isn’t a time for sentiment; if you haven’t worn it in two years, chuck it.  Consider donating them to Goodwill, The Salvation Army, or another local thrift store.
  • Next, separate everything by category: all of your sweaters in one group, tanks in another, pants in another, etc.
  • How you hang the groups in your closet is entirely up to you. That can be anything from sleeve length to color. What’s important is that you’re keeping the groups separate from each other.

Closet Organization

 

Organize your schedule

  • It doesn’t matter if you’re the most or least organized person in the world; a planner is always a good idea. A weekly/monthly planner generally works best; what size you get is up to you.  Check out these great options from Target.
  • Record major events or deadlines in both the monthly and the weekly part of the planner, and use the weekly part to list out the details (who, what, when, where, even what to wear).
  • Depending on how your brain operates it may be beneficial to use various colored pens for different entries: various colors for different classes, a separate color for sports events, a separate one for church functions, etc.

Planner

Organize your accessories

  • Storage bins are your best friend. If you’re a girl, this is how you can organize leggings, winter accessories, clutches, etc. If you’re a boy, storage bins could be great for sports equipment, athletic gear, hats, etc.
  • For jewelry, find an old printers tray at an antique store or flea market. It might take a little work to get it cleaned and painted, but having all of your jewelry visible at one time is incredibly convenient.
  • Tie hangers can be used by guys for ties, or by girls for headscarves and bandanas. Belt hangers are always a good investment for both guys and girls.  Bed Bath & Beyond has some great, cheap options for this part.

Printer's Tray