Self Improvement Tips for Improving your Organizational Skills

What one small change can you make to be better organized in your everyday life? It could be something as simple as setting up a system for paying your bills, planning your meals for the week or purging all of your excess belongings that you don’t need or are no longer using.  Every little bit helps, and over time, will improve your organizational skills.  Also, think about new systems you can set up, like the Elfa system pictured, by The Container Store. (Photo credit: The Container Store)

If you have a goal to get your home organized, here are some ideas to help brainstorm some things you can do around the house:

• Sort and organize a pile of paper and mail
• Set up a new household filing system
• Organize a few photos
• Organize the kitchen cabinets
• Help your kids organize their rooms
• Use a daily planner and write things down
• Set up online bill paying
• Set up a system for organizing your tax papers
• Organize a cluttered drawer
• Organize the mudroom
• Organize a closet
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You may also want to make some time management changes. For example, if you’re always late for appointments or feeling rushed, think of how you can change that, e.g. removing something from your schedule, saying no, changing your work schedule, etc.

Finally,  write down your goals and make a plan to tackle one task at a time. You can improve your life a little at a time on an ongoing basis. That way, you can stretch out your organizing and time management goals into more manageable steps throughout the year. If you need help, consider hiring a local professional organizer or life coach.

You may also like my free report:
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About Jacquie

Jacquie Ross is a professional organizer, a Certified Life and Family Coach and award winning owner of CastAway the Clutter! A busy person's expert, Jacquie works with professionals, seniors, empty nesters and families to develop strategies to reach their goals, identify any road blocks, and find more meaning in their lives. Learn more about Jacquie’s life coaching and parent/youth/family coaching here at the CastAway the Clutter Blog, and for organizing services, visit CastAway the Clutter! Jacquie can also be found on Facebook
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9 Responses to Self Improvement Tips for Improving your Organizational Skills

  1. Jacquie, those are great ideas. We usually get caught up in the all or nothing attitude. Taking small steps everyday really do add up. At the end of each day you know you are a little closer to getting organized than you were when the day started.

  2. can you please come to my disorganized home? 🙂

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  4. Rebecca says:

    I love containers of all shapes and sizes! It just makes me feel more organized! As a homeschooling mom, I always need things to store things in! That picture a dream desk for each of my kiddos! 🙂

  5. Rose Wendy says:

    I totally failed my Organizational Skills! I need an expert to help me!