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    Default Are you organised...

    If so how, how, how do you do it!!!! My life is complete chaos. So is my house. My car. MY HEAD!!!! I just seem to chase my tail doing a lot and achieving nothing and it really gets me down. I need tips and advice on how it can be done cause its doing my head in big time.

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    Write lists of what you need to do. Don't just say "clean the bedroom", write specific tasks like organize wardrobe, clean out drawers, vacuum, change the sheets, etc. tackle the house room by room.

    I also have a diary that I write every appointment, birthday, event etc in so I never miss anything or double book.

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    Calendar on wall for appointments and with cleaning if you clean it spotless then just keep on top of it you'll find you only have to do small chores each day but if you let it get out of hand your looking at hours to clean it. With kids depending on age write a chore chart.

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    List and calendars definitely. And reduce clutter. If you don't need it, ditch it! I really think it's easier to stay organised and on top of things when there is less clutter. Best of luck :-)

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    I find if I get behind (if life throws a few curve balls) it's exhausting to get back on top so I have a woman who comes and helps me clean/organise/file/launder for a few hours each week for a few weeks. Once i'm back on track it's about diarising, pre planning for events/work and designating certain days for certain things.

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    I have to be super organised I work 4 days per week and we have two kids and I start studying next week. I have a family diary (fromTiny Me) that we each have our own rows so I put all activities, appts etc in.
    I have a ring binder that has our daily, weekly, monthly schedules in (and make my partner follow religiously). That frees up sooooo much time. Then I also have a weekly schedule of fun things to do with the kids each week eg Sumday is baking, Wednesday is craft, Thursday is painting etc.
    it is very very organised but I hate messy houses. I think it is rude to invite people over if there is crisp all over your house. Our youngest has a serious blood condition and severely impaired immune system so my house HAS to be super clean for her!!!!

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    Changing habits is really hard! I think you need to start small and then slowly sort things out one at a time. Maybe the car, give it a good clean-out and then set some rules that you'll be able to follow through with (don't make it too hard to stick to or you won't be able to maintain it). Then maybe do the same with fridge/pantry and try to do some basic meal planning.

    Despite both DH and I being fairly 'digital' and using our phones for everything, we put a calendar and pin board in the kitchen with a little container thing for mail. It's a bit old school but helps us see what's happening, what paperwork needs to be sorted, and gives us a place to pin things like event tickets or other stuff we were constantly losing before.

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    organised whats that????? lol im always forgetting stuff when we go out, the car looks like the girls bedroom, clothes and toys everywhere.

    i try and tidy it up and organise but it all falls apart eventually.

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    I have a colour coded diary. Bills, birthdays, everything. One of my favourite times of the year is when I get to buy my new one and fill it in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podamonster View Post
    I have a colour coded diary. Bills, birthdays, everything. One of my favourite times of the year is when I get to buy my new one and fill it in
    I have just recently done the same It's so easy to flick to a page & see what's happening for the week.


 

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