Growing up and Getting Organized.

Happy Sunday!  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I am not only getting married in 7 months, but I have purchased my first home!  I am so excited and nervous for all of the fun new things that have been brought into my life.  I am 23, about to graduate college, get married, have a home and I feel like I am truly “Adulting”.

I have not always been the most organized person, and I am also the type of person who gets stressed out very easily.  The more organized and in control I am, the more relaxed I feel.  I wanted to share some amazing things that have helped me grow up and get organized lately.  Hopefully they will help you too.

Getting Organized:

  1. Write down a To-Do List for upcoming tasks all in one spot.  I used to solely rely on my memory to keep track of the things that I need to get done.  Then slowly but surely, I started to write things down in my Iphone Notes, Planners, post it notes.  The thing that you need to do is find the ONE way that works best for you and stick to that.  That way all of your information is in one place.
  2. Create a “home” or place for everything.  As I got older, I have accumulated many items and sometimes life can get cluttered.  It is important to put things back in their “home” once you are done using them.  If you can’t find a home for something, you probably do not need it, or should get rid of (donate) other things to make more room.
  3. Clean on a regular basis.  Pick a day of the week that works best for you and make sure you clean you room, bathroom, car etc. If you make it a habit, you will always have a clean space and feel more relaxed.
  4. Donate things a few times a year. As the seasons change, so does your wardrobe.  If you are me for example, you accumulate new clothes all the time and that leaves some things collecting dust in the closet.  There are so many people in need in your community and if you have not worn the item in 6 months- 1 year then you probably should donate or sell it.  If you have name brand clothing that you do not want to just donate, and could use a little cash in your pocket, you can sell on Poshmark.   I have personally used Poshmark and have nothing but good things to say about it.
  5. Check expiration dates of food, makeup (yes makeup is actually not good forever), hair care products etc.  This helps declutter what you currently have.
  6. Create a list of all your passwords, emails and login information in one area.  As you get older you have multiple emails, online banking information, apps, reward programs, Amazon Accounts and so on.  Not every password and login credentials are the same, and it is so nice to be able to keep them all in one place to reference.
  7. Make sure you schedule time for yourself.  This is something that I have always struggled with.  Do not say “yes” every time someone asks you to do something, otherwise you will always be running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Whether it is working out, getting your nails done, watching a movie, or reading a book… taking time for yourself is great for your mental health.

This upcoming week I will begin packing up my belonging and moving them to my first home, I am so excited.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram, where I will be sharing more home decor posts, and fun lifestyle posts!

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future- Jeremiah 29: 11

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