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New Year’s Resolution: Get Organized!

You are not alone! A quick search on the internet will show you that “Get Organized” is one of the more common New Year’s Resolutions. And even if becoming more organized is not one of your top resolutions for 2021, making your life a little less stressful by organizing will help you achieve any resolution (or goal) you have selected.

Here are five tips to help you become more organized in 2021:

1. Begin using a calendar to organize your to-dos and appointments.

While most people are in the habit of using a calendar for keeping track of appointments and meetings, we recommend that you also add any important to-dos to your calendar. This will help you visually organize your tasks, so you can better manage your time.

2. Organize and save important paperwork in an easily accessible location.

Stop letting mail and papers pile up by dedicating 5-10 minutes each day to opening your mail and filing any important paperwork. This will also help you save time (and stress) in the future, as you will no longer have to search through stacks of mail and papers when looking for an important document.

TIP: If your current filing system doesn’t work well for you and your family, make sure you find one that does. And if you are constantly searching for papers for others in your family, consider using a digital file management system that your whole family can access. These systems also help reduce storage space since most paperwork can be saved digitally by scanning or even simply taking a photo of the document and then discarding (or recycling) the paper.

3. Develop a schedule with your family.

In a multi-person household, it can be difficult to remember exactly what everyone else has going on. This is why you need to develop your yearly calendar as a family. Sortifyd allows users to collaborate on lists, calendars, and event reminders inside the app, so there’s no excuse for bad communication!

4. Make a list (or two).

Even the most organized people in the world need lists to help keep track of tasks, tackle projects, or even just to remember what groceries to buy. If you aren’t using a list to meet your New Year’s Resolutions, start today.

For example, if your goal is to become more organized in 2021, examine your home (and life) and create lists for every area you feel is disorganized. Then, add items/tasks/steps to help you get that area of your life or home more organized. Finally, add dates to each item/task/step to help keep you on track to becoming more organized in that area.

TIP: Use an app that allows you to also add photos (or attachments) to the items on your lists. Whether it is a digital coupon for an item on your grocery list or a photo of a kitchen you love, the ability to add photos can prove helpful on multiple types of lists.

5. Set up a virtual command center.

A command center is a centralized location that contains important information that individuals and families may need to reference in the future. From passwords to reminders to important documents, command centers help families organize quickly and easily. The problem with most command centers is that they are located in a home… and not accessible on-the-go. A virtual command center allows individuals and families the ability to access this information even outside of their home.

Conclusion

Becoming more organized may seem like a colossal task, but it doesn’t have to be! By following these tips and using Sortifyd, you can easily reduce your stress, save time, and meet your New Year’s resolution. Sortifyd provides individuals and families a toolbox of organizational tools – lists, calendar, file storage and sharing, and so much more. Try Sortifyd for free today, to see how much simpler life is when you’re organized!

Note

On April 28, 2021, the NineBx app was rebranded as Sortifyd. This blog post was created before the rebranding and may contain screenshots and/or content that refer to our previous branding.

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