Ways to Get Organized While You’re at Home

It may be hard not being able to go to classes or see your friends from school. You might also be extremely bored for long periods of time and binge watch entire seasons of Netflix shows. If you really have nothing to do, this is a great time to get organized! 


1. If you haven’t already, unpack all of your college items

It may seem useless and even sad to unpack your college items, but the more you normalize the situation, the better you’ll feel. Take some of your favorite pictures of friends and desk accessories and put them in your room at home. Since you didn’t have time to go through everything and give some items to give and go, you can also set items to the side so you can bring them to Goodwill later on.

2. Declutter old junk drawers

We all have that one drawer in our room we’re afraid to open. If you’ve had a junk drawer in your room for years, now is a great time to go through and get rid or donate items that you no longer need or no longer work. 

3. Get rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore or that are too small

Now is the perfect time to go through your closet and drawers and get rid of anything you haven’t worn in years. Not only will it free up space in your closet, you’ll feel accomplished after doing it. Box up your old clothes and put it to the side so that you can donate or sell the clothes at a later time. You could also try setting up a Poshmark account to start selling your clothes.

4. Go through your old books and see if there are any you can donate to the library

There are probably tons of books you own and have only read once (that's not to say there aren’t some books you read over and over again because they’re just that good!). Now that you’ve got so much free time, take a look at your old books and get rid of the ones you haven’t read in years. Box them up and put them in your trunk so you can donate them to your library when it reopens.

5. Recycle any papers or old notebooks from the semester that you no longer need

With each new semester comes a lot of papers and old worksheets. If your professor says the final isn’t on all the material from the whole semester, then you can start to get rid of some of the material that you’ve already learned in the first half of the semester.

6. Hang up a whiteboard or calendar in your room

While you may not have the same crazy busy schedule like you did at school, it’s still a good idea to keep to some sort of a schedule. Use a whiteboard to make a to-do list or a calendar to write down what times you have class and other priorities you have throughout the week.