One of the things that gadgets allow us to do, so long as we let them, is to make our lives more efficient, manageable, and often just – smaller. But, sometimes that life organizations stages and phases we go through aren’t super clear about how to make this happen.
For those of you who are entering into one of those restructuring stages, consider the five following tips, including storing the big stuff, organizing the little stuff, using gadgets to increase overall life efficiency, creating a throw-away cycle, and being smart about updating gadgets in general.
Store the Big Stuff
Our past often carries with it a degree of bulk. This can be in the form of old books, old exercise equipment, old appliances, or even memorabilia. But if you really want to have an organized life, all that stuff that you don’t use regularly should go into a storage facility. You’d be amazed how much stress that clears up out of your mind when you’ve gotten rid of some of the bulky clutter and gear you’ve been saving over the years.
Organize the Little Stuff
Little stuff, when it comes to organizing, will probably get separated into two basic categories. There’s the stuff that you use regularly, like electronics gadgets you’ve collected over the years, and then there are accessories for those gadgets. Think cables, adapters, power supplies, cords, and all of those other knick knacks. If you organize all of those little things, then not only will they look less cluttered in the various aspects of your life, you might actually be able to find them when you need them next as well.
Use the Gadgets To Increase Efficiency
And built into your gadgets, such as your tablets and smartphones, are a vast array of organizational apps just waiting for you to dig into them. Even a short amount of energy spent organizing your time and your belongings in a way that makes sense as suggested by various apps can be a huge benefit.
Create a Use-It-Or-Lose It Cycle
If you haven’t used something in six months, you can probably just get rid of it. So many people hoard belongings ‘just in case’, but ultimately all that ends up doing is stressing you out because you still maintain the concept of value regarding things that are collecting dust around you.
Be Smart About Updates
Gadget updates – the physical ones, not the software ones – can be a big part of your life organization process as well. If the newly updated components, part or pieces of your gear will have a significant impact on your ability to organize your life, then why not jump right in with no regrets!