Organize Your Life and Save Time and Money
Rev. Dr. Kitty Boitnott, NBCT, RScP
Heart-Centered Career Transition and Job Search Coach | Stress Management Coaching
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Most of us would like to organize our lives to be more efficient and a little less stressful, right? The trouble isn't with the desire to be more organized. The place where we run into problems is in the execution of our daily schedules. 


Creating a workable schedule can be a real challenge if you aren't strategic about it. Sometimes, you can feel like you are in an actual battle with your calendar because you have so much going on. 


I believe that's especially true now that we are coming out of the pandemic and getting back into some semblance of a routine.


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The fact is that organizing your life can benefit you and everyone in your family.


Organization Will Help You Become More Efficient and Therefore Feel Less Stressed


If you keep your things organized, you won't need to spend time looking for something when you need them. This is especially handy for essential but rarely used items like tax papers or insurance cards.


The key to keeping things organized is to come up with a place to keep everything and then stick to your system. For example, if you want to keep important mail in a specific location, make sure you keep all your important correspondence in that particular location. Perhaps investing in a mail caddy would be a good thing to do.


Don't be afraid of sorting your things too much, either. The more categories of things you come up with, the easier it will be to find exactly what you need at the exact time when you need it.


Organization Will Save You from Buying New Stuff You Don't Need


Being organized will keep you from buying duplications of things you already have. I know it's easy to forget. For example, you're more likely to forget about a pack of pencils you purchased a few months ago but never opened. By being organized and keeping track of the stuff you already have, you save money by not buying duplicates of the same stuff in the future.


Fortunately, this is a very easy problem to fix. First, clean and organize the junk drawers in both your home or office. Then, make a list of all the things you have in them. 


You will easily find any item you need when you're looking for it the next time you go searching. This helps you avoid unnecessary purchases in the future. It's a very flexible habit that can be applied to many aspects of your daily routine.


Being Organized Helps You Remember Important Details


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It can be hard to keep track of every detail when you have a lot going on in your life. Sometimes, bills can get lost in the shuffle and go unpaid, for example.


And it is way too easy to let household maintenance go if you aren't organized. By keeping all your activities organized, you can get them done more efficiently. And you can make sure that every detail is taken care of.


Organization Will Save Money on Shopping


If you plan out a menu in advance for each week, you can buy many of your groceries in bulk. That will save you time and unnecessary trips to the store, not to mention money on items you don't need. 


If you prepare a list ahead of time, you can also look for coupons that offer savings on your plan to buy.


The same applies to non-food items. 


Lots of supplies can be bought in bulk and stored for later use. That's why people love Costco!


Staying organized and keeping essential items on hand can save you the stress of running out. And it will prevent the need to make a special trip to the store.


While it may take a little extra effort, organizing your life allows you to use your time more efficiently. And it helps you manage your finances more efficiently, too. Not only that, but the more thought-out your budget or schedule is, the less you will worry about them and the less stress you will experience.


Many tools are designed to help keep you organized, including all kinds of helpful apps for your mobile devices. Check them out to see which ones are more useful to your specific situation and needs. There is an app for just about every need.


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As a matter of fact, there are so many tools, apps, resources, and strategies for keeping your life organized that there is little reason why you wouldn't be able to get your life organized so you can save time and money.

Time is one of the most precious resources we have.


Once we spend it, it's gone forever. So, do whatever you can to make the most of your time by organizing it in such a way that you can make the most of it every minute. In that way, time is even more precious than money.


Get yourself organized. You'll have more time to enjoy yourself, and you'll save money in the process! You'll be glad you did.


Organization is the key to your ultimate success. Get organized, and then stay organized to live your best life.


Until next time.



Vanessa Jackson
Phoenix Rising Coaching
1541 Flaming Oak
New Braunfels Texas 78132
United States of America