How to Stay and Feel Organized During Isolation
It can be challenging these days to stay organized. With everyone having to stay at home all day, home schooling your children, spending a lot of time in the kitchen, trying to stay in shape, working remotely, and anything else going on, no wonder it’s a challenge.
You may be feeling like the clutter and disorganization is constant. I have 5 tips for you on how to stay and feel organized during isolation. If you implement these tips, they will help you stay organized now and once life begins to return to normal.
5 Tips on How to Stay and Feel Organized During Isolation
01 / Create Daily Habits. This is one of the most effective ways to stay and feel organized. Think about your day and where you could use some daily habits. Two of my favorites are making the bed every morning and tidying the kitchen every night. Have your children help you clean up their toys and books at the end of the day. Other examples of daily habits are always putting your keys in the same place when you come in the door, planning dinner (and other meals) the night before, and general tidying up at the end of the day. Try it out and you’ll find it will make a huge difference.
02 / Forget the Floor. The floor can be such an easy place to store things. Keeping the floors clear of belongings can make a space feel so much more organized. Use baskets and hooks to help keep the clutter off the floor.
03 / Homes for Items. Everything should have a home. That way you always know where to find what you’re looking for plus belongings won’t be strewn all over the house. Store items near where you will be using them. For instance, in the kitchen, cooking utensils should be near the stove.
04 / Keep a Basket at the Bottom and Top of the Stairs. Put items that belong on a different level of the house into the basket and bring it with you the next time you are taking a trip up or down. Using a basket instead of just leaving things on the steps provides a tidy collection point and at the same time eliminates a tripping hazard on the stairs.
05 / Recycle Paper Right Away. When you get your mail, put anything you don’t want into the recycling right away. That way, it doesn’t even make it into your house to clutter up the counters or your desk.
I hope these tips help you stay and feel organized during isolation. The most important thing is to give yourself a break. There is no roadmap for what we’re going through and everyone is dealing with the changes to our lives in different ways. So go easy on yourself and your family.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions. I am providing 30-minute FREE virtual organizing sessions and would love to help you out.
Take care and stay safe.