Can you feel it? The end of 2020 is here. This year has been a long one – and understandably that's left many of us with home and work spaces in need of reorganization. Make 2021 the year you refocus and get better organized with these six New Year's resolution ideas.
One of the easiest ways to stay organized is to curb procrastination. Make a concerted effort to stay ahead of the mess, remembering that small steps can go a long way – like doing a load of laundry every few days rather than all at once. You’ll be surprised how much little changes help out in the long run!
Work Organization Into Your Schedule
No more winging it! Hold yourself accountable by making organization a regular thing. It doesn’t have to be formal. Just work decluttering into your normal schedule. Maybe spend 30 minutes a week filing away that giant pile of bills or getting your work-from-home space in order. Trying to keep your closets from becoming unruly? Maybe set aside an afternoon each month to take inventory and decide what stays and what goes in the donation pile. Setting aside regular time for organization helps keep the clutter away.
Little By Little
If a big organization project is in your plans for 2021, don’t burn yourself out by trying to tackle it all at once. Go room by room, or closet by closet, and it will feel far less daunting.
Make a List or Use an App
Lists are your friend. They help visualize the organization goals ahead and keep you on task. Resolve to incorporate lists into your life. Old-fashioned pen and paper works, or if you’re the tech-savvy sort, check out these great home organization apps:
Reward Yourself & Cut Yourself Some Slack
Don’t forget to celebrate your successes along the way. For each organization milestone or item crossed off your to-do list, treat yourself! That could mean rewarding yourself with a sweet treat or a fun activity. Whatever it is, the habit of pause-and-celebrate will do wonders in the way of motivation and clearing your head. Also be sure to cut yourself a little slack if a certain project takes longer than you hoped. Roll with the punches. Have fun. Do the best you can and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
Consider a Storage Unit
If you’re still feeling cramped, consider a storage unit. With school closures and many of us working from home these days, you may need to clear some space on the homefront. StayLock Storage can help. Find a facility near you, select a unit size that works for you, and you’re well on your way to creating a little breathing room.
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