• May Yap

5 Ways to Organize in the New Year

Once the New Year arrives, thought turns to ways to improve our health, our finances and our schedules. Getting organized in one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions, along with losing weight and finding love; if it’s one of yours as well, here are 5 great ways to get organized.

Create a Cleaning Schedule – Everyone likes a clean home but very few people like a huge cleaning project. Build a schedule which allows you to clean as you go – daily tasks which are quick and easy to accomplish as part of the routine.

Pull out the Crock-Pot – Planning meals are easy with a crock-pot or pressure cooker. Start your evening meal before you leave for work.

Enlist Help – Everyone in the household can help out with daily tasks. Hold a meeting and assign each person with tasks and chores that best suit their interests.

Set Goals – Create manageable and quantifiable goals and measure the achievement weekly.

Prioritize – The most important way to organize your life is to set priorities. Not everything has to be accomplished all at once. Be realistic and start small. Set goals based on what’s most important.

Learn The Japanese Art of Organizing

Have you heard of a book called "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo? It's the New York Times best-selling book. There's also going to be a Netflix show based on this. Well, if you don't have time to read the whole book, here's a great article by HGTV that pretty much sums up some of the great tips on how to organize like Marie Kondo https://www.hgtv.com/design-blog/clean-and-organize/the-life-changing-magic-of-tidying-up-cleaning-tips


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