10 Key Ideas For Being Organized ~ There are many actions and attitudes that go into being and staying organized. Here they are in one easy reference list!
I love going on Pinterest and looking for great organizing ideas. I have quite a few boards about organizing so if you want to check them out just the Follow Me On Pinterest on the sidebar or click here and look for the boards that begin with ‘Organizing’. I have noticed that in order for something to be ‘pin worthy’, the image and the idea has to be pretty which makes a lot of sense. Of course you want your storage to blend into or enhance your décor. The less cluttered your living space is the more decorative and attractive it looks.
Don’t get me wrong. I love things that are organized and I love things that are pretty. But there is more to organizing than spending time on just the attractiveness. If that is all we think about, then we are only taking care of a small percentage of what it entails to be successfully organized. Organizing doesn’t only come in pretty packages, printables or from a retail store.
So I have come up with ten key ideas for being organized. As I brainstormed what was important a pattern began to emerge where every key idea started with the letter P. That’s pretty cool!
Here Are 10 Key Ideas For Being Organized…
- Planned – Planning is integral to being organized. The more you plan on the front end the more likely things will run more smoothly. There are many forms of planning we are responsible for ranging from how we plan our time, how a task or project will be completed or planning the details of an upcoming event or a trip to name a few.
- Practical – If it isn’t practical, then it isn’t very organized. It has to be practical on your budget, your time and the effectiveness. A lot of the ideas on Pinterest are pretty and I would love to have them implemented in my home but they have to remain on my dream list. They are just too expensive and out of my league. It also isn’t practical to spend time on organizing if it takes longer to organize than to actually benefit from the effectiveness of the organizing.
- Purposeful – Being organized is purposeful and intentional. Being organized is derived from conscientious actions. It doesn’t happen to you. Rather, you make it happen.
- Process – Being organized is a process and not a one-time event. It is not a destination and nor is it a final outcome.
- Perpetual – Organizing is ongoing. It is not something that once you have achieved it you never have to think about it again. It is not static but a continuous work in progress.
- Prioritized – The skill of being organized needs to be a priority in everyone’s lives. It is a skill that needs to be taught to children beginning at a young age beginning with the simple tasks. Making it a priority sets us up for success by building a framework for the day-to-day and bigger things in life to run more smoothly and reduce unnecessary stressors.
- Prepared – Organize to be prepared but also prepare for your organizing to change and evolve for a variety of reasons. Different life stages, events and activities require revising your organizing. What worked at one time may no longer be effective or new ideas make room for new improvements.
- Progressive – Organizing is a progressive or in other words a step-by-step process. The bigger the project the more each task needs to be broken down into smaller and simpler steps to make it more manageable. Breaking things into smaller chunks makes things more manageable on your time and your thought processes about what needs to be completed.
- Personalized – Organizing is personal because what works for one, may not work for everyone. Collect ideas and information from a variety of sources and make it your own. It’s OK to make modifications and adaptations for what works for you, your family and your home.
- Pleasant – Your organizing strategies and activities have to be a pleasant experience. If it is a dreaded chore then it won’t be effective for you. Spending time on the organizing element can be fun when you keep the positive and rewarding outcome and achievement in mind as the goal.
So here you have ten key ideas that contribute to being effectively organized. The prettiness element is important but not the only factor to focus on when organizing. I created a mini poster to capture the…
10 Key Ideas For Being Organized
Your Turn: What other factors do you think are important when it comes to being organized? It’s OK if it doesn’t start with the letter P.
I love organizing and planning! Here is a round up of articles I have written on this topic that you might to check out too!
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