How to Keep Your Life Organized

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Who doesn’t want to keep their life organized?

Living in clutter and chaos is exhausting, both physically and emotionally. It prevents us from being productive, it makes us waste time and leads to unnecessary worries.

Being disorganized, like most other behaviors in life, is a habit we’ve developed over the years, without even realizing. But we can unlearn it and build some of the habits organized people have that help them live a simple and happy life.

Here’s what you can do to let go of the clutter:

1. Use lists.

Make the most of to-do lists, or any other type of list, really.

Writing things down the moment they pop up in your head is a simple yet powerful technique that makes it easier to never forget a meeting, or even a simple task connected to your personal life.

2. 3 MITs.

Once you create a list of all the things you need to get done today, prioritize by putting the 3 most important items on top.

Then, work on them before you move onto anything less essential.

This way you’ll not only be more organized, but will make sure you’re always moving in the right direction and completing the things that will get you closer to your goals.

3. Keep your home clean.

A tidy home leads to a tidy mind. You’re more creative, productive and positive in an environment without any clutter or dirt.

So make sure you vacuum often enough, never leave your dishes stay in the sink, dust and wash surfaces almost daily, etc.

You don’t need to be the one doing all this. Make the most of the cleaning services in your area so that you can focus your time and energy on better things.

4. Put everything back in its place.

Whenever you take something, put it back there when you’re done using it. That will make your life so much simpler and you’ll never wonder where your left your keys, notebook, charger, or else.

5. Empty your inbox twice a day.

For a more organized life, take control of your inbox too so it doesn’t overwhelm you. Do it twice a day, maybe once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Answer the quick emails right away, schedule the others for later, add stuff to your to-do list, but take action about every item there.

6. Declutter your closet.

Most people never wear at least one-third of their clothes. Why don’t you dedicate this weekend to create more space in your home?

Take everything you haven’t worn in the last 6 months and simply give it away, give it to friends, neighbors or relatives, or even throw it away.

You’ll be amazed at how liberated you feel. Plus, choosing clothes in the morning will become a no-brainer with less options.

7. Review your days, weeks and months.

To be in control of every area of your life, you’ll need to track things and see when it’s time to make some changes.

What better way than to use an app or even a piece of paper to analyze how your day/week/month went.

Track everything, from your finances, workouts, quality and quantity of food, to your time, sleep, water intake, etc.

8. Automate.

Find the right tools for you that will save you time and worries. Let an app track your sleep and wake you up in the right sleep cycle, schedule reminders for deadlines and meetings, automate payments, workflow procedures, posting to social media, responding to emails, curating content online, and more.

9. Delegate.

Organize your time even more by letting others do some of the work that doesn’t require your role.

Divide the chores at home between all members of the household. Don’t say yes to every favor they ask you to do at work. Hire a virtual assistant if you have to.

Remember that you don’t need to do it all by yourself. That brings too much stress, and your time and resources are limited. There’s only so much you can handle and perform well at the same time.

10. Organize your desk.

Last but not least, bring some order to your desk, be it at home or at work. Don’t wake up just to see clutter and thus ruin your whole day. Organize it, have a place for everything, get some plants, throw away the old papers, business cards, envelopes, files and other items you don’t use.

So, that’s how you can keep your life organized and simplify it to the point where you’ll think more clearly, be more creative, productive and peaceful.

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5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Home

5 Smart Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Home

A smart home was something we could only see in sci-fi movies just a few years ago. Today, smart technology is becoming more available in terms of prices and offers. Therefore, it’s not so surprising that many homeowners are choosing to introduce technology into their homes and make their lives more convenient, safe, cost-efficient and fun.

In fact, a recent report predicted that a global smart home platform revenue will increase from $4.2 billion (2017) to $39.5 billion (2026).

There is no doubt that the concept of a smart home will revolutionize our interaction with our interior, and impact various other aspects, such as the potential resale value of our properties. Knowing all this, it seems wise to start thinking about the ways to incorporate new technology into your home, today. Here are our top five.

Be smart – save energy

If there are two trends that have marked the previous year when it comes to home design, those are energy-efficiency and new technologies.

So, why not combine them and make smart technology work for you and help you save money on your electricity and heating bills? Your first step towards doing that is installing smart lighting. This change will enable you to remotely manage all the light bulbs in your home by using an app, so you won’t have to wonder whether you left your lights on ever again. The best way to use this technology is to pair it with LED bulbs and thus maximize your savings.

Another popular upgrade that helps you save money and automate your home is a smart thermostat. This device connects to your home Wi-Fi and allows you to set the desired temperature no matter where you are. Some models can even remember your habits and adjust the temperature accordingly.

An important safety upgrade

The times we are living in may be new and exciting, but they are still dangerous. That’s why you should do everything you can to make sure that your household is protected both from the unwanted guest as well as various hazards.

Smart home security takes care of that by offering state-of-the-art locks, high-resolution cameras, smoke detectors and motion-triggered alarms. Compared to the traditional security systems, smart security systems will not only alert everybody with a loud alarm but can also send an alert to your phone in case of emergency.

Comfort and convenience with smart furniture

Smart furniture is not being discussed enough, and we’re here to change that. It is set to completely change the way we live our lives.

Let’s start with a smart table or side table. These pieces can feature LED lights, Bluetooth speakers and wireless phone chargers.

The innovative smart sofas offer similar perks but with more coziness. Besides LED lights and speakers, they provide you with a convenient place to charge your phone, allowing you to have everything you need at your fingertips.

Other innovative pieces include color-changing wardrobes and TVs that can be “masked” into artwork, when turned off.

Make everything work together – smart hubs

You might find it difficult to control all your smart gadgets individually. A smart hub allows you to create a centralized system where all your devices are connected to the cloud, and you don’t need more than one app to manage all of them.

Additionally, smart hubs enable you to automate your devices. For example, this would mean that as soon as you unlock the door (using a smart lock, of course), the light in your entryway will be turned on and the thermostat will set the optimal temperature.

The only problem with smart hubs is that this new technology is still in its infancy, and there are too many manufacturers who do not collaborate. This makes pairing up devices from different manufacturers into one hub impossible. Until that changes, to avoid any problems, you should buy the products from the same brand.

A helping hand voice

If you are among those people who remember the Halloween special episode of the Simpsons on the mention of a smart home assistant, don’t be afraid. The assistants of the real world are nothing like Ultrahouse 3000 voiced by Pierce Brosnan. In fact, this technology can make your life a lot easier by helping you make the home automation run smoothly.

Just like Cortana and Siri are improving the smartphone user experience, smart home assistants will make your life easier.

They can be set to react to voice commands, which allows you to control various smart home features without having to use any app. Also, if you have a camera above your entrance and a smart lock, your assistant can unlock the door when they recognize your face.

It’s an exciting time to be alive, and we are sure that there are plenty other surprising smart home innovations on the horizon. Until then, try out these five, and see for yourself how they can change your life.

About The Author

Emma is a writer and a home décor enthusiast. She believes that good design can be found at the intersection between beautiful and functional. Her inspiration comes from traveling and exposing herself to new experiences.

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