25 Easy Ways to Simplify and Organize Your Life

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Living simpler helps to eliminate the unnecessary stuff around you. This will not only bring you a clutter-free home, but also make you have more free time, less stress and save more money. Learning how to simplify your life will let you find joy and focus on your goals.

Today, I’m going to share some of the tips to help you simplify and organize your life. Start to simplify your life and you’ll get back your time and energy to focus on what truly matters to you.

25 Ways to Simplify and Organize Your Life in 2018


1. Anything that no longer serves you needs to go. Anything that you’re not using in the past year, not fitting you anymore or you not loving it anymore, just purge it.

2. Start small. It might be overwhelming at first when you start to declutter your whole house. Get a timer and start to do it 15 minutes daily. One room at a time and you’ll find the time goes so fast and you’ve done so much.

Getting Organized

3. Use a system to keep things organized. After you get rid of clutter, set up a system to keep things organized and easily accessible. Don’t buy anything like containers to store your stuff until you clear the clutter. Remember, declutter first, organize second.

4. Making List the night before you go to bed. Write down the top three things that you need to accomplish next day. This will keep you focus on the important tasks without wasting time.

5. Keep a planner and calendar for yourself and family. No appointments or events will be missed.

Use Everything You Have Before Buying a New One

6. Use up all those skin care and cosmetics before purchase a new one. Foods in the pantry that have been stay for awhile and not using, check if expire, use it or lose it.

Simplify Your Closet

7. Clean your closet or try a capsule wardrobe when your closet door always not shut. Sell or donate the clothes you never worn, not worn in the past year or not fit you anymore. Create a simple wardrobe will help you save money and get rid of clutter.

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Simplify Your Diet

8. Have a meal plan and write down the list before grocery shopping. By doing this, you’ll save time and money for multiple trips and avoid the grocery waste.

9. Cook simple meals and do batch cooking. Home cooked meals are always more nutrient than the take-out. By doing batch cooking, it’ll save you so much time in the kitchen during the busy weeknights.

Related post: 7 Time-saving Tips for Quick & Healthy Meals on Busy Weekdays

Simplify Your Kitchen

10. Reduce kitchen clutter by purging any unnecessary duplicates.

11. Clean as you go. Clean up between tasks, which means washing or putting away dirty dishes, clean up spills right away to avoid a mess after cooking.

Simplify Your Home

12. Downsize to a smaller home.

13. Create routines to clean and declutter regularly. When you do it regularly, things will move on easier. Identify what you really need that will help you in the process of decluttering.

14. Do laundry multiple times a week. I personally do a load of laundry every day.

Related post: 5 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Home

Simplify Your Finance

15. Set a budget and keep track of it. Never live beyond your means.

16. Automate your savings by setting up a direct deposit of 10% or more of your paycheck into your savings account.

17. Automate your bill payments to eliminate the paper clutter and avoid late payment.

18. Save money by cutting your cable. Watch less TV and you’ll find much more time to work and accomplish your goals.

19. Spend money wisely. Think twice before your purchase. Do you really need it? Or you just want it?

Related post:16 Ways to Save Money with a Minimalist Mindset

Simplify Your Mind

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20. Be positive and learn to let go. We are what we think. Positive thinking helps you move forward, boost your motivation and productivity. Negative thoughts will bring you stress. Your stress will not solve the problem and may affect your health.

21. Journaling helps you to reduce your mental clutter. Get the thoughts out of your head down on paper will help you gain clarity and a different insight.

Related post: 3 Things I Do in My Bullet Journal to Get Me Motivated and Increase My Productivity

22. Say no more often if you don’t want to spend time on something that you not love.

23. Clearing distractions. Limit your screen time. Set a specific timeframe for checking email and social media. They could eat up your time if you don’t set a limit.

24. Take time for your health. Make time to do exercise and get enough sleep.

25. Slow down and make time for yourself. Schedule a “me time” each day and allow yourself to relax, enjoy your own quiet moment and do something you love. It benefits your health and mental well-being.

I hope the above tips will motivate you to start simplifying your life in 2018. Are you going to challenge yourself to start doing it? Let me know in the comment, I’d love to know.

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22 thoughts on “25 Easy Ways to Simplify and Organize Your Life

  1. You make some really good points. I especially agree with the one about saying “no” more often. I know people who can barely manage to take care of their own lives because they’re too busy helping others all of the time. If you don’t have the time, say so. Most people are understanding about it and it greatly reduces your stress levels and lets you tackle your own to-do list.

    1. Yes, that’s so true. Committed to do something that we don’t have time to do or don’t love to do is really stressful. Life is busy. We’ve to know the priority and make life easier.

  2. Great suggestions! I know many people who have allowed their things to weigh them down and they don’t move forward in life because of it. It’s best to declutter and simplify. I like that you also included simplifying your mind in your article. Journaling is a great outlet.

    1. Thanks Teresa! Let go of the past and be present are the keys to make life moving forward. It may take time. Yes, I love Journaling. It’s one of the best ways to help declutter a mind.

  3. Great ideas! I actually had a capsule wardrobe before they were called capsule wardrobes 😉 It was just because I had a really small closet. Honestly, it was one of the best ways to keep down clutter and stress. I never have a ton of laundry to do and it’s easy to decide what to wear in the morning!

  4. As I was reading through the list i kept going: “yep need to do that… and that… and that..” lol Thanks for the tips!

  5. I am reading differnt posts to get odeas on how to become a minimalist. I feel I have always had that idea in my mind as I try to diclutter rooms and closets in my home. I have m, throughout the years, encouraging this idea in my children and husband. However, I’ve been feeling I have too much stuff everywhere eventhough people who visit say how clean my house always looks. Despite that i still feel an urge to get rid of things, which I do. However i feel I need to diclutter more down to the minimal. I actually started again in my closet and drawers and have taken out alot of things. My goal is to minimize everything around me in my home and personal life. Im getting some of your ideas and to help me diclutter mentally, emotionally and externally. I had never given though to dicluttering my mind and thoughts. I will put this into practice as something new for me. I have never put allowed myself to relax, enjoy and have me time. Thanks for your great ideas.

    1. Hi Linda! Thanks for the comment. I really think minimalism is a journey. We do decluttering in different areas of life every day which make our life easier. If you think you need to declutter more, go for it! I’m so glad you like the ideas of declutter a mind. It greatly improve one’s mental health. We really need to take some “me time” for ourselves, even just a 15 minutes is good to improve our well being.

  6. I’m definitely guilty of not using up all of something before buying more. This is especially true with dental floss for some reason. I’m big on flossing, so whenever I see a deal on dental floss at Costco or somewhere, I usually pick some more up. But now we have a ton of floss in our bathroom, and it’s just taking up space. No more floss until we use it all!

    1. Hi Logan! That’s ok, you know you’ve tons of stock here, you’re using them and they won’t be expired, just taking up your space. I think it’s totally fine. Good thing that they’re not food or cosmetic which will get expired and can’t be waited to use. 🙂

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