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Time-Saving Tips to Organize Your Home Today

How Making Time to Organize Today Can Save You Time Tomorrow

Do you ever feel like your day is a constant race against the clock? We've all been there—scrambling to find that missing shoe, hunting for car keys, and trying to remember the six errands you need to do before dinner. The good news? A little bit of time spent organizing now can save you loads of time in the future.

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The Time-Saving Benefits of Organizing

One of the most significant ways organizing saves you time is by reducing the minutes (or hours!) spent searching for misplaced items. Imagine having a dedicated spot for everything—a place where you can always find your keys, your favorite pair of sunglasses, or that elusive gardening tool. By setting up systems that work for you and your household, you'll spend less time searching and more time on the things you really care about.

Cluttered Corner Cleanup:

For instance, we helped this family streamline their front entry. With two young kids and two busy careers, their mornings were chaotic, and getting out the door was a struggle. We helped them create an organized entryway with zones for each family member. It was a game-changer for their daily routine!

Decluttering for a Clearer Mind

Clutter isn't just a physical burden—it can also weigh on your mind. A cluttered space can be distracting and stressful, making it harder to focus and be productive. By decluttering and organizing your space, you're not just creating a tidier environment; you're allowing for improved thought processes and creativity.

From Overwhelmed to Organized:

We recently worked with a busy professional who felt overwhelmed by her home office. Papers were piled high, and she struggled to find what she needed and get her work done. Together, we created a filing system and organized her desk. Now, she spends less time searching for documents and more time completing tasks.

Strategies to Make Time for Organizing

Finding the time to organize can be a challenge in our busy lives, but it's essential for long-term efficiency. Here are some strategies to carve out time for decluttering and organizing in your schedule:

  • Book It In: Treat organizing sessions like any other important appointment. Block off time in your calendar and commit to it. Even 15-30 minutes a day can make a significant difference over time.

  • Make It A Priority: Spending your evenings cleaning out bathroom cabinets may not be your favourite thing to do. Make it a short time priority, knowing that you’ll gain more time for what you enjoy in the long-term. 

  • Break It Down: Tackle one small area at a time. Focus on a single drawer, shelf, or corner of a room. This approach prevents overwhelm and makes the task more manageable.

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Maximizing Your Organizing Sessions 

You’ve carved out the time to declutter and create systems for your space - now you can to use it wisely! Here are strategies to help you maximize your organizing efforts:

  • Have a Clear Vision: Knowing what you’re working towards will help you make quick and confident decisions when decluttering. Check out our vision worksheet to speed up the decluttering process.

  • Decrease Distractions: Set aside your cell phone, turn off the TV and focus on the task at hand. 

  • Set a Timer: Try working in short, focused bursts. Set a timer for 20-30 minutes and work as efficiently as you can during that time. Soon you’ll be in the zone for longer! 

  • Start With Easy Items: Begin your work in areas you find easier. This will boost your confidence and improve your skills, making organizing more efficient as you get to items you find more difficult. 

  • Enlist Help: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Whether it's a family member or a Professional Organizer, having an extra set of hands can make the process much faster and easier. 

Next Steps in Organizing your Space

If you’re still struggling to make time to get the job done, or you simply love having the best personalized strategies, our team of Professional Organizers are here to maximize your organizing efforts. We bring expertise, experience, and a fresh perspective to every project. Whether you're looking to overhaul your entire home or just need help with a single room, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Investing time in organizing today pays off in the long run, freeing up your schedule and reducing stress. If you're ready to reclaim your time and create a more organized, efficient home, our Professional Organizing team is here to help. Let's make your space work for you, so you can spend more time doing what you love.

Ready to get started? Contact Sort & Simple today for a complimentary consultation and take the first step towards a more intentional life. 

About the Author

Sort & Simple Professional Organization

Kaytlyn Beakhouse is the Lead Organizer at Sort & Simple Professional Organizing. With a passion for simplicity and efficiency, her team brings flow and function to any space.

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