Getting organized is not just a blogging tip, it is a tip for everyone, and spring cleaning doesn’t have to just apply to your home. As soon as we let things spiral out of control in our lives it can affect work, friendships, relationships, etc. I am so unorganized, so this is something I struggle with daily. I am partnering with Chicwish and many other brands to bring you these outfits, and having so many partnerships can create chaos. I have really had to change some bad habits lately.
Organize your closet: I like to put all dresses/skirts/jumpsuits together and organize them by color. You usually know what color you want to wear and it makes it easier to grab and go. I also separate all of my work clothes from my casual attire. There is no point for me to look through tons of white shirts in the morning to find the one white shirt I can wear for work. Some people choose to flip their hangers around to keep up with things they haven’t worn (they put them facing one way and turn them around once they have worn the item), or you can put a little ribbon on the hanger and take it off once you have worn it. Then you can get rid of everything you didn’t wear once the season it over. When it comes to buying new clothes: if I am out of hangers I have to give something up in order to put the new item on the rack. Shoes: I put all of my flats together in one of those drop down shoe holders that hang from your closet, and I put all of my heels (by color) in the built-in shelves in my closet. When it comes to spring cleaning, I just take every single item out of my closet and sort them by “wear all the time”, “never wear”, or “has sentimental value”. Taking everything out helps you get re-organized and really helps you sort out what you want to keep vs give away (please don’t ever throw things away, there are people out there who would die for those old sneakers).
Organize your schedule: I use May Designs to keep a tight schedule. I keep those adorable planners with me 24/7. This has helped me to avoid double booking, and to make sure I am setting off my blogging collaborations at the correct time. Many times shops will send me items that have to be posted within seven days so it is very important that I write down when the item came in and when the deadline to post would be. I go as far as color coding to make sure I know if the event it personal or work related (something I can skip vs. something that is mandatory). Spring cleaning your schedule means you need to start giving up that one thing you have been doing that is bogging you down/stressing you out. Don’t over book and make sure you are leaving enough time for friends and family.
Organize your workspace: Whether it is at home or at work, it is super important that your workspace is organized. You need to know where to be able to find things as soon as someone asks for them. I am doing my new apartment in all white so I bought these for my desk! Spring cleaning: recycle old magazines and go through all those papers that have been piling up! File away or fire up the shredder!
Organize your blog posts: WordPress.org has this amazing thing called a scheduler. Believe it or not, many people do not realize you can actually schedule your posts to go off the next day, or THE NEXT WEEK. I love getting a few posts together and then letting them go throughout the week (especially if I know I have nightly plans). This completely relieves all of my stress during the week. Then, when you think of other items you want to add you can just go in and plug them in. When you don’t have posts saved you constantly think about getting home to set them up and it can ruin your day or night. Sometimes things come up and you can’t even do a post, or you are up until 2 am working on one. For those of us with full-time jobs as well as blogging, you cannot afford to do this. As stated in my Spring Multi-Tasking post, multi-tasking and stress actually damages your brain. Spring cleaning blog tip: make sure you start scheduling few posts to go off beforehand and see how much it changing your daily life. How to schedule: Just hit EDIT next to PUBLISH IMMEDIATELY. You can then change the date and time of your post!
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