Five ways to be more organised in 2020

The start of the year can be hectic – the summer holidays draw to a close, the kids go back to school, and the usual routines kick into gear. With January well and truly behind us, it’s a great time to pick up some new habits and get organised for 2020.

  1. Plan your time, bullet journal style

Time is precious, and there never seems to be enough of it! Flex your creative muscles and jump on the bullet journal bandwagon. With just a dotted notebook, a couple of artist pens and some creativity, all it takes is 10 minutes to sit down and plan out full days, weeks and months.

  1. Buy in bulk and organise your pantry

Ditch the daily supermarket runs by buying your essential items like pasta, rice and oats in bulk and organising them neatly in glass jars. Finish off your pantry makeover by using a label maker to make it even easier to find what you need for tonight’s meal.

  1. Meal prep, meal prep, meal prep

Mornings are busy enough as it is, so why not remove a step and make a week of lunches all in one go? Prepare a few healthy belly fillers and snacks ahead of time, and separate sweet and savoury food with the help of a handy bento lunchbox.

  1. Tidy as you go

Adopt this mantra: if it takes less than two minutes, do it now.  Make sure that everything has a place, and organise small items into on-trend baskets to quickly transform a messy space. Create a shop-worthy wardrobe by folding clothes in minutes using this handy gadget.

  1. Out with the old, in with the new

What better way to feel organised in the new year than decluttering? Take on the house section by section and let go of the things that no longer bring you joy, Marie Kondo style. Make a new rule to part with something old whenever you buy something new – and make some extra cash while you’re at it!