Top Tips For Staying Organised In 2023
We made it! Pat on the back for all of us making it to 2023.
Every new year, we always say the same things. Make the same resolutions. 'I'm gonna get organised, I'm gonna make pack lunches for the kids, I'm gonna fix the leak in the garage' and so on... I'd say by about mid Feb these are usually well and truly done for!
Not this year we say! We've put together some (realistic) top tips to keep you and your family organised and on the ball for 2023.
1. Stationery & Planners
The first rule of staying organised? Make a plan! Set clear goals and priorities for the year ahead. Lists and planners are your best friend during an organisation overhaul. My personal favourite set is our abeec rainbow stationery set. We would use it to create to-do lists to track progress and stay on top of tasks. It comes with everything you need to list, bullet point, highlight and the rest! Check out our wide range of stationery products for more organising and planner items.
2. Clear Home = Clear Head
Regularly review and declutter your physical and digital space to keep them organised. This is a big one, but a good one. I can't explain how AMZAZING it feels to clear out them cupboards and for everything to have it's own home. Just think - Do I really need to keep the toothbrush charger for the toothbrush I no longer own anymore? No. Definitely not. Although it might seem a daunting task at first, it's actually very therapeutic and easier than you think! Depending how you feel, you can start one drawer at a time or one room at a time. Breaking larger tasks into smaller, manageable chunks makes them less daunting. For some major motivation and inspiration, we recommend watching: Stacey Solomon's show 'sort your life out' on BBC iPlayer and Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Netflix.
3. Make midweek meals easy!
For efficient food shopping and money saving, plan out your weekly meals beforehand. We find using a blackboard/whiteboard/meal planner is the best. Stick this somewhere everyone can see (like the fridge), this way everyone is clear what the week lies ahead and everyone knows what meal to cook for that night!
4. The 2 minute rule
The two minute rule! So simple bit so effective. if there's a little task that needs doing, instead of saying 'oh I'll do that later' or 'I can do that tomorrow' ask yourself 'will this take less than two minutes to complete?'. If yes, then do it there and then! You'll be surprised how much you can get complete.
5. Labels, Boxes, & More Labels
Tired of every human in your household asking 'where is this?' 'where does this go?'. May I present to you the life changing item which is a label maker. No more excuses for things not being in the right place! Here are some links to two of our favourite label makers: Dymo embossing label maker & Dymo qwerty keyboard label maker. As crafty humans ourselves, we also love a good craft storage solution (or any storage solution to be honest!) so the abeec craft trays are a dream for getting your kids craft, stationery, and art supplies in order!
6. Early Morning Club
We're not saying join the 5am club, but... Trying to start your day a little earlier will give you extra time to get what you need done! Maybe start with half an hour or even 20 minutes.
Most importantly, remember to take regular breaks and practice self care to avoid burnout and maintain a clear mind!