Did the holidays make you feel stressed? Does your schedule feel overwhelming at times through the year If so, you’re not alone. While I would like to tell you that my holidays were stress-free, I honestly can’t tell you that they were. Life gets in the way, but I am taking steps now to organize my life for a better tomorrow….let me show you how you can organize your life too!
Have you been thinking about creating a command center in your home, but weren’t sure how? A command center can save your sanity in so many ways. Here is a guide on how to use one in your own home, all while being creative.
Tips to Organize Your Life Today!
Pick a non-cluttered area – One secret to creating and using a command center in your home is picking an area of the home that isn’t cluttered. You’ll need this space to be super organized and not messy. It’s also a great idea to make sure it’s in a central location so the whole family can see it.
Get organized – You can’t really get creative while making your command center until you get organized yourself. Go through all of the paper work in your home and make sure it’s neat and organized. Get rid of all of the junk and only keep the important stuff. If there is too much paper to shred, consider finding a company in your area that shreds papers for a small fee. Another option is to see if there is a free shredding day in your area where you can take the boxes of junk paper to be shredded. Most of the time, you can take up to 4 boxes per household.
Make a note of what doesn’t belong – One way to keep your command center running smoothly is to make a note of what doesn’t belong in that area. Write a little list of “no” items and keep it close to the command center. This isn’t a drop off center for gym bags, back packs, and whatever else the family has up their sleeves. This is a place to keep your schedule, what’s going on in your day to day life, homework assignments, grocery lists, etc. Make sure you have set the ground rules within yourself to make sure the excess clutter stays out of your command center area.
Get some organizational tools you’ll love – This is my favorite part about creating my command center! It’s where the creativity comes in. Your command center doesn’t have to be black and white unless those are the colors you want to use. Your command center can be vibrant and full of all sorts of neat organizational tools! The choice is yours.
Label everything – If you don’t label it, how can your new system be successful? How will everyone know what is going on or where they need to add items to a grocery list? The great thing about labeling everything is, you can count on DYMO label makers to offer great organization solutions to customize your command center.
The Organizer Xpress Label Maker by DYMO is the perfect label maker for cost-conscious homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. It’s comfortability and ease of use, allows you to enhance scrapbooks, photo albums
or DIY projects – maybe even your command center, craft cupboard or closet!
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Get a system going- Once you have gotten your organizational tools into place and your command center is looking great, it’s time to get a system going. Here are some ways you can use the command center to save your sanity-
- Use a calendar
- Write important dates on the calendar
- Keep the bills organized and throw away junk mail
- Take time daily to declutter the area and make sure nothing is there that doesn’t belong
- Create daily to do lists, so that you are always on top of what needs to be done
Command centers work wonders because this is the one spot in the house that you can come and get organized. This is where the schedules and the bills are and you know that you can find what you need here.
Keep in mind that this spot doesn’t have to be boring. You can hang décor and fancy organizational tools. It’s all about you and what will help YOU stay organized. Think of the command center as a vanity for your paperwork. The prettier it looks then the more organized you are and will stay.
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This post is sponsored by DYMO. All opinions are 100% my own.