Nervous because you can't find school papers in your room? Always lose your homework before you pass it for review? Are your parents constantly begging you to clean up the room? Getting organized can seem like an overwhelming task, but wikiHow will tell you exactly what to do to get it organized!
Part 1 of 3: Tidy up your room
Step 1. Take your radio or iPod and play music
Music will distract you from what you are actually doing and will lead you to a state suitable for cleaning!
Step 2. If your room is in a deplorable state and the thought of cleaning it makes you panic, remember one rule
limit yourself to 15 minutes. Just 15 minutes of work at a time, then take a break and see what you've accomplished. You can go over the limit by a couple of minutes if needed (but a couple of minutes does not mean the rest of the day). Breaking the task down into small intervals will keep you from overwork and will save you from burnout.
Step 3. Next, take two laundry baskets, a trash bag and a box
If you don't have a large box, use another laundry basket (basin or dirty laundry basket). One basket will be for dirty clothes and things that need to be washed or washed. The second basket is for items that are not in your room, but in other parts of the apartment. Put things that need to be given in a box, and obviously garbage in trash bags.
Step 4. Start at the corner of the room
It's a great idea to start in bed. Just make your bed and fold the pillows neatly. Thus, part of your room will already look tidy and clean, while this will only take a couple of minutes!
Step 5. Now take things under the bed
Don't panic if there are too many things in there; just take out one item at a time and sort it accordingly. If this item should be in your room, put it where it belongs. If not, put it in one of the baskets or in a trash bag.
Step 6. Now move on, putting things in order along the wall, until you free up space near it
Moving along the wall, you will reach the next corner.
Step 7. Don't forget about your closet
Of course, the temptation to ignore the bloated black hole that has swallowed your clothes, shoes and who knows what else can be great, but you must resist the temptation. If you don't clean up the closet, chaos will creep back into the place you spent so much effort cleaning.
Step 8. After you walk along the walls and disassemble the closet, go to the middle of the room
Step 9. Vacuum the room
Most likely, the entire floor was covered with things, so now it's time to clean up the debris, stains and little things left on the floor.
Part 2 of 3: Organize School Activities
Step 1. Music and the 15 minute rule also apply here if you wish
Step 2. First, go through the school folders, notebooks and backpack
Put aside all the things you don't need at the moment, put them in a folder (to study before preparing for the exam), or send them for recycling. It is easiest to do this at the end of the quarter / semester, however, in principle, it can be done at any time.
Step 3. Now take out one of the multi-compartment plastic briefcases
Buy it from the store or ask your parents.
Step 4. Put a stack of papers in it (you can find paper in a cage or in a ruler if you need it) in the very last compartment
Make a "paper" sticker on it.
Step 5. Leave 1-2 sections for each school subject, depending on how much material you have to work with on it
On the first section of the subject, make a sticker and write its name on it.
Step 6. Take a look at the papers that you decided to leave after cleaning the room and fold them back
Part 3 of 3: The Finishing Touch: Keeping Order
Step 1. Your room and school supplies are perfectly organized - keep it up
This was the hardest part. Now all you need to do is maintain order. This will help keep chaos and stress out of your life. For these purposes, we will make a "Zdravomysliya Journal".
Step 2. Get a small photo album for 10x15 cm pictures
The album should have plastic photo pockets. Make sure the album contains at least 20 shots (that means at least 10 sheets with one pocket on each side).
Step 3. Find some loose leaves 10x15 cm and a pen; you will also need access to a computer with a color printer
You may also need scissors.
Step 4. Open Microsoft Word and insert a rectangle
Make it 10 by 15 cm (or 4 by 6 inches). Find a cute background clip (clipart - wikiHow has an article on How to Insert Clipart in Word) and drag it to the rectangle. Now add some text - the title of your notebook. Call it whatever you want to make sense to you - these are your personal notes.
Step 5. Make a frame for the text 10x15 cm
Call it Morning Matters. The first thing you need to do after getting up in the morning is to make your bed. Everything else is just things you need to do in the morning to get ready. Put everything in the same order in which you will do it in the morning, and do not leave anything blank. Add a picture if you like.
Step 6. Make another text frame
Call it "Daytime Affairs." Here you should write down everything that you need to complete upon arrival from school. Don't forget your homework.
Step 7. Make the last frame
Name it “Evening business” or “Before bed.” List everything you need to do. One of the things listed here is to quickly clean up the room (5 minutes, no more). This will keep your room tidy every morning when you wake up. The first thing you will see upon awakening is a neat, harmonious space. This is exactly what you need to start a great day!
Step 8. Print it all out, cut it out and fold it into a photo album
Step 9. Next, take 6 notes and a pen
- Write "What needs to be done" on one piece of paper. Here you will mark all the current affairs that you need to remember to do. Insert it into the next pocket of your photo album after “Evening business”.
- On the other 5 cards, write "For homework." Make one for each day of the week. Put them in the appropriate order in your photo album. Set aside a few minutes each weekend to prepare new ones for the next week. Now, when the teacher will assign you homework, you can instantly remove a sheet from the album and write down everything that is supposed to be on it.
Step 10. Add any other papers or information here that you would like to always have at hand
If your school needs to show a badge at the entrance, you can attach it to the album. The class schedule can also be placed here. It’s hard to lose what you use all the time.
Step 11. Your "Sanity Journal" is ready
Now all that is required of you is to look into the journal every day until you remember your regime and the sequence of actions. Don't forget to put the magazine in your backpack.