This week I decided I really needed to focus and organize my life, and it became very apparent that I spend a tremendous amount of time blogging and on the internet, day and night – checking my email, and visiting all the social media sites I belong to. So I went out and upgraded my smartphone and purchased a Droid. I opted not to get the Droid Incredible, but the Droid that has the optional keyboard. One of the perks that Verizon was offering was a Netbook. I opted not to take advantage of the offer, because I’m still on the fence whether to get the equally sought-after
It’s my way of cramming more hours into my already too short day! I do need to sleep – if only for about 3 hours!
An organized family is the best way to be because it makes life easier. This article will give you some tips that will help you become more organized as a family.
How to Get Organized by Amy Royce
Have you ever felt like you are a knotted up pile of yarn, and you just can’t seem to get untangled? That is a frustrating feeling, but in this article, I will give you some tips on how to get that “pile” into a nicely organized ball of yarn. It can be hard at first to get your business as well as your life organized, but once you are, you will wonder how you ever got along.
• A place for Everything/Everything in it’s Place
The best place to start is to get rid of the clutter. Go through all of those old papers and decide what is trash. After you determine what you no longer need, you need to decide how “sensitive” each paper is. With Identity Theft among us, you don’t want to just throw away some things. You want to shred them. This would include anything with your social security number on it, or any credit card or bank information. Anything you decide to keep should be filed in a file cabinet. This would include papers such as check stubs, bank statements, tax returns or any other important documents.
• Time Management
Everyone has a busy life. It would be nice if there were more hours in a day to get everything done, but unfortunately, we only get 24 hours, and we have to sleep. Time management is a very important part of getting organized. You need to decide what has to be done immediately, and what can wait. Once you decide that, you need to figure out how long it will take to complete that task. Try to stick with that time frame, so you are able to move on to the next item on your list.
• Daily Planner
When you have a busy life, making sure you don’t forget something is essential! Keep a daily planner with you all of the time. That way, when you make an appointment, you can write it down right away. Also, you will not forget an upcoming meeting or appointment. A daily planner will also help you plan for the next day. You can sit down, and look at what you have scheduled for the day and then plan when the best time would be to go to the store, or even when you can do something for yourself, such as a manicure.
Cleaning the house and taking care of things in the home should not be the responsibility of just one person. It should be shared by everyone including the children. Creating a chore list will help with the delegating process. This will also help ensure that everything is complete.
Organization can be a tough thing to get a hold of, but once you do, you will get so much more accomplished. You will be able to get things done that you never thought you could or would. If you follow these steps you will be well on your way to becoming organized. Good luck!
Amy Royce has been married since 1995 and she has two wonderful children. She is an affiliate marketer and she has a blog that you can view at http://amyswordsandthoughts.blogspot .com.
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