Organised people are not organised by chance. they are organised and have clutter free homes because they adopt the right habits and stick to them. these habits of organised people help them maintain clutter free homes without having to spend hours everyday.
As I keep repeating on the blog, habits are all it takes to change your life and if you want long time changes, then you need to stick to the habits to see the changes.
So if you’re wondering what are some of the habits of organised people that you can adopt, read along. In this post we’re sharing habits that will help you stay organised and maintain an organised home easily.
#1: They have routines:
Routines are super important if you want to improve your life. And even more important if you want to be more organised. Routines allow you to make time for new habits and being consistent. Routines are also important because they help you give some order to your life, which would be all over the place otherwise.
All organised people have routines in place. These routines are what work for them.And you need to make routines that work for you to be organised. Some of the routines you absolutely need are:
#2: They have a place for things:
Having a home for things will help you be more organised. Because when you know where everything goes, putting them in their place becomes so much quicker.
It makes the whole 15 minute declutter in the morning that much more efficient and fast. Also, you never have to think about 30 minutes to find something only to find that thing in your bedside drawer ( been there, done that!)
Organised people know where to put things so that when they need something, they can go and get it right away. Such a small habit but makes such a big difference.
#3: They Declutter regularly:
Having less clutter automatically means it is easier to keep it organised. And organised people have a habit of decluttering regularly. They know that decluttering is an ongoing process and not a one time thing. So, they make it a point to declutter regularly, to maintain clutter free homes.
Decluttering can be a bit overwhelming, I know. but once you get into the habit, you step away from the thoughts that hold you back and you start enjoying the process. And when you do it regularly, it doesn’t take that long really.
Also, you don’t have to declutter the entire house in one day, you can take it step by step. I highly recommend doing an area declutter or room by room declutter if you feel overwhelmed.
Or you can do a 15 minute decluttering task whenever you have the time. This trick really helps because it just takes 15 minutes to declutter one of these areas of your life.
#4: They make lists:
Making lists is the easiest way to stay organised and to make sure that you’re not forgetting something important. Lists are honestly life savers. Some of the lists I make are:
- Grocery Shopping List
- To-do List
- Usernames & Log-in Passwords list
- Birthdays and anniversary list
If you’d like to know more about what all list you can make and how they can improve your life and help you be more organised, then check out this post. In this post I share in detail about all the lists I make to stay organised.
#5: They Meal Plan & Meal prep:
Meal planning and meal prepping is one habit that has literally made the biggest difference in terms of saving me time. I love having home cooked meals but sometimes it’ just take too long.
I was a bit hesitant to try meal planning because all the videos I’d seen mentioned how people eat almost the same thing everyday. And I find that so boring. But then I gave it a try and decided to do just the basic meal prep. And it made the biggest difference.
So I don’t cook all the meals in advance. I just prepare the ingredients. Here are the basic things I do every Sunday:
- Boil & Cook rice in an open vessel (Takes a long time if you have to do it daily & we love having rice)
- Make a mint chutney (Goes in sandwiches & with paranthas and basically every meal)
- Make a salad dressing
- Wash and chop all the veggies
- Peel garlic pods ( I love cooking with garlic but peeling the garlic pods for every meal sucks life out of me lol)
#6: They keep a planner:
Having a planner makes a lot of difference in how you approach your work. Organised people always keep a planner and schedule their day in advance. Having a daily schedule will help you organise your work day better. And when you know what all you need to get done, you can do it more effectively.
I started using a bullet journal as a planner a few years back and haven’t looked back ever since. I love how a planner helps you hold everything of importance in one place. I make my lists in my planner. I also do a weekly or a monthly brain dump. This helps in keeping my thoughts organised as well.
I also use my planner to jot down content ideas, so that I am not looking for ideas whenever I have the time to create. I could go on and on about the benefits of using a planner and how it will help you stay more organised, but you really need to try it for yourself to believe me.
#7: They know how to manage their time:
Being organised and productive in life and balancing it all, ultimately comes down to time management. We all have 24 hours in the day. organised people just know how to make the best use of these 24 hours.
They know what time management hacks and tools work for them. And organised people use these time management tools to get their work done more effectively. It gives them ample time to focus on other areas of their life.
They do not just work hard, they work smart. They have a healthy work life balance and having extra time other than work allows them to make time for routines and keep an organised home as well.
Some of the time management tools that I swear by are Time blocking and Pomodoro Technique.
Time blocking helps you plan your day because you know exactly when you’ll do at what tasks. And pomodoro technique helps with productivity because you focus on the task at hand (without any distractions) for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break as a breather and then repeat for 4 cycles. It’s one of my most fav techniques when I am working on something really important.
You’d be surprised to see how much you can get done in only 25 minutes when you’re not constantly distracted.
#8: They do not procrastinate:
Organised people don’t procrastinate. They get things done as they pop up. When you do things as they come up, you do not have a long list of life admin tasks to do at the end of the week. This will help you in being more organised because it automatically means having less things to at the end of the week.
Also, the best way to get things done is stop planning ans start taking action. And it’s something all organised people are well aware of. They do not indulge in productive procrastination and get to things right away.
Want to clean home? Get it done. Want to be more organised? Make list, use a planner and get to work. Want to be healthy? Go workout. You see everything you want in life can be achieved by adopting the right habits and by taking action. And when you take action in the right direction, it helps you create your dream life and be organised at that too.
There you have it. 8 Essential habits of Organised people. If you want to be organised and have your life in order, then you need to start by adopting these positive habits of organised people. And as it goes with any habits, you need to be consistent to see real results. So stick with the habits and make things happen!
See you in the next one! Happy organising! 🙂