Let me start by saying, that by no means have I got this organisation thing down to a T.
But I'm obsessed with it.
I love diaries, and folders and books that promise to organise my life, and I frequently get that urge to write a list and/or file stuff away neatly and prettily.
I have the best of intentions but something always manages to slip up and before I know it I've fallen off the bandwagon and back into,
'Where the ruddy hell has that very important bit of paper gone?'
'Where is my left slipper?'.
It's not a fun circle.
So why on earth am I writing a blog post advising you on to becoming a more organised you?
In all complete honesty, I'm hoping this may give me the kick up the bottom I need. If im telling you guys im going to do it, then there really is no getting out of it! Ok Kate!
So without further ado, here's my tips for becoming more organised and in turn leading a stress free life.
Hopefully I may take my own advice!
1 Tidy Up Your SpaceTidy space is a tidy mind. I always feel restless and super unorganised when I'm surrounded by mess which is 80% of my life. So before you can even embark on your 'turning into a organised Goddess', your going to have to do your Cinderella duties. Spring really is the best time of year to be doing this, so your already one step ahead. Crack on some good music, throw open the windows and prepare to face the mess. Tackle one room at a time, and declutter as you go.
Once your house is tidy it's time to crack onto the dreaded paperwork. If your like me and casually throw all bills (unopened!) under the sofa/any good hiding place, then a large G+T will help with this task. Treat yourself to some nice new folders (Poundland, Primark, Ikea)
and start filing.
Organizing paperwork is the absolute worst, but once its done the tension that you didnt even
know you was carrying will unload. Or the gin would've gone straight to your head at least.
Meal prep! This is the one thing that I do stick to. And sadly enough, I've actually started to enjoy it. Well doing the research for all my meals at least. Save With Jamie is my go to cookbook, with each chapter starting with a roast and then a section on how to use up the leftovers. Its seriously cost efficient. Dedicating a Sunday evening to sorting your meals out, will leave you not only feeling prepared for Monday Morning, but all the extra cash you will of saved will build up nicely, meaning that when Saturday comes around you can treat yourself to lunch out AND a little something, something.
Organising yourself isn't just about having a nice home and filed paperwork (even though it does feel oh so good'. It's about you feeling overall more in control of your life. Goals play a massive part in this for me.4 Habits
As much as I would love to go with the flow, and take whatever life gives me, I know that if im not aiming for something then I can quite quickly stroll off track. Organising your goals, where you want to be in 6 months time or three or one, can really give focus to the mind.
Now our homes, lives and minds are in order (hopefully!) it's time to turn all this into a habit.
Now I'm fantastic at picking up bad habits, I smoked (given up), I bit my nails and I spent money like running water (ok I still do that) but trying to teach myself a new habit is something that I never really thought about before.
According to Google, it takes roughly sixtysix days to pick up a new habit, so with a bit of luck I'll be spending my summer drinking cocktails and admiring my new organised home and tidy mind.