If your organizational skills are still living in the dark ages, then perhaps its time to turn a new leaf and blaze into the new decade with a whole new plan to get organized as hell. Being organized can bring balance to your life, cut down on pesky procrastination, and help you build better systems to keep your mental health in check. Here are all the things you need to stay super organized in 2020…
A Calendar; Digital or Physical
Sometimes the simple tricks are the most effective. Invest in whatever kind of calendar suits you the best. Some people adore their Google calendars whereas others love a physical wall calendar pinned above their desk. Whichever calendar you choose, get one that has more than enough space for jotting down important events, meetings, and social events under the date so you never skip a beat.
Folders; Color Coded
Paperwork has a nasty habit of piling up before being unceremoniously shoved into drawers to live forever in the land of chaos. Invest in some simple binders or color-coded folders and pack away all that important paperwork. This way the next time you are looking for your car insurance documents you won't need to wade through a mountain of mail.
A Period App
If you are someone who struggles to keep up with your monthly cycle, then a period tracker app can be an amazing way to get to know your body a little bit better. Using a period tracker helps you to stay in the loop when it comes to your cycle, and you can even jot down mood changes and weight fluctuation so you know exactly when you will feel great and when to expect to feel like crap. This all adds up to being able to organize your time in line with your energy levels which makes for better balance in body, mind and spirit.
A Shower Caddy
Half hairy razors, sticky shampoo bars, and a whole load of gunk. Make 2020 the year you finally get your bathroom in check. A simple shower caddy can work wonders when it comes to organizing all your toiletries.
A Closet Organizer
Yes, it may be time to Marie Kondo your life, and more importantly – your closet. If you tend to have piles of crumpled clothes and wear the same shirt ten thousand times, perhaps knowing what is lurking in your wardrobe will give you a boost of ‘new year, old you in a nearly new shirt’ kind of vibes. Treat yourself to a simple hanging closet organizer and suddenly uncover lashings of space as you start to fold and hang t-shirts and sweaters.
A Wallet App
Finances have finally gone digital. No more counting pennies from your purse and trying to split the bill with a tired old calculator. As many of us have smartphones in our hands at all times, it works to download an amazing wallet app. Apps like Venmo make it super easy to keep organized when it comes to money. Send money, make purchases, split bills, keep tabs on spends and finally get your finances in order rather than avoiding the ATM at all costs.
A Meal Planning Pad
Stick it on the fridge and map out your meals in advance. This is an amazingly easy way to cut down on grocery costs, reduce food waste, and pay attention to the nutrients you are putting in your body. With an easy meal planning pad, there will be no more midnight takeaways or forgetting that you already bought five packets of pasta. Perfect.
Which organizational tweaks will you be introducing to your life? Share in the comments.