A lot of people have told me that I seem like I have my life put together. To those people I say: HA! I am unsure about so many things, but the one thing I am positive about is that I am a very organized (if slightly all-over-the-place) person. As a Type A personality, there are a few tips and tricks that I live by when it comes to organization. Here are my top 3:

1.Have a system in place.

This is the bread and butter of organization – the number 1 tip that (probably) every organized person will give you. IIMG_0131f you don’t have an organization system in place, then you can’t very well maintain an organized life. In my organizational system, I use planners, dry-erase calendars, bullet journals, and God only know what else to make sure that I am doing what I’m supposed to be doing – when I’m supposed to be doing it.

2.Create a routine for yourself.

I have a morning routine and a night routine (and – sometimes – a middle of the day routine) that I try to stick to religiously. This helps me stay in an organized mindset; I know what I usually do and when each and every day. Now, this isn’t to say that I stick to this all of the time. Sometimes, I have to go off-book when I want to have a little fun (ie. I skip my skin care if I’m out too late on a Friday night). But I do try to maintain my routines as best I can.

3.Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Life is messy. It doesn’t always fit into a cookie-cutter version of what it’s “supposed” to be, and that’s fine. If I can’t complete my morning routine because my sister got a flat tire and needs to be rescued from the side of the road (true story) then that’s fine. Things come up that are more important than the everyday grind, and I try my best to live with that and make the best of everything.

What are some of your tips and tricks to stay organized? Let me know in the comments section!

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