Are you looking for ways to make your life run more smoothly? Making lists might be just what you are looking for since they help you focus on what needs to be done now and in the future. The following organizing tips are easy ways to incorporate the use of lists into your every day life.

The practice of writing down the six most important things you need to do each day is a business sales training technique that really works. Be precise when making your list and review the list each morning. After three weeks of practice this will become automatic and can be used as an organizing tool for both your personal as well as business life.

Creating a list for packing a suitcase is a must for anyone who is constantly on the go. Putting the information on a spreadsheet makes printing it and checking off the items a snap! Leave room to write down miscellaneous items you will need for each trip depending on our destination.

Another very useful organizing tip is to use a house checklist when you leave for a few days; it makes getting out the door much easier and will give you peace of mind. Again, entering the information on a spreadsheet that you can print out makes the check off process effortless. On your house checklist include items, such as resetting the thermostat, putting a hold on the mail, turning off lights, unplugging small kitchen appliances, and even turning off the main water supply depending on the time of year.

On a day-to-day basis write down those items you want to buy or errands you need to run. By looking at this list you will plan your time away from home more efficiently, you will not forget anything, and not have to backtrack because you did forgot something.

All of these suggestions for using lists to organize your life are useful tools rather than annoyances. It may take a while to integrate these organizing tips into your life, but you will be glad that you took the time and effort to put them into practice.

Author's Bio: 

To help keep your home organized, download a free copy of the ebook "The Essential Guide to Organizing Your Home". Download it free here: Organizing Tips.

Lynn Cressy owns Lynn's Home Decor and writes articles on home decorating and organizing your home and your life.