August is the perfect time for a mid-year evaluation and cleaning out of your home. Typically, it's associated with the back to school season and new pencils, unopened packs of paper and a new backpack. For the rest of us, it's a good point to get back on track for the new year's resolution to be more organized. If, like the rest of America, you can't even remember what your new year's resolution was, why not take a fresh season to set new priorities.
Tips for getting more organized for fall:
Clean out your closet. If you live somewhere with four seasons, this is the perfect time to begin transitioning your summer wardrobe and replace it with fall attire. Besides changing for the seasons, make room for new purchases by taking a long hard look at what is currently taking up space. If you haven't worn it in a year, it's time to either take it to a consignment store, donate it, or toss it. There will also be the surprise items that you didn't even remember you had. When you come across these, take the time to make sure that you have outfits to wear it with, or else it will most likely sit there for another year until you finally decide to donate it.
Set mid-year goals. Although we are a little more than halfway through the year, fall is a great time to set goals. You've had fun for weekends on end throughout the summer and feel rejuvenated to take on the world again. But first, a road map perhaps?
Invest in the jumbo set of highlighters. Going along with the back to school theme, highlighters are a must, even outside of writing hundreds of flashcards. If you keep a written calendar/planner, create a color coded system (work, fun, bill payments, etc.) to keep up with activities.
Create a defined workspace (and use it.) I could take my own advice on this one. Even though I have a desk with plenty of workspace and a comfy-ish chair, I sill bring my laptop to the couch or bed to work. I don't know if this is a habit from my college days when my bed was where I slept, ate, watched movies and studied, but it's a habit I would like to try and break. Take to Pinterest and recreate one of your favorite work areas.