5 Tips on How to be Organized in College

It’s the middle of the academic year and if you’re like me, you’re starting to notice that you’re aren’t as organized as before or was never organized to begin with. As a result of this, staying on top of school, work, extra-curriculars, etc. is tough! So today I thought to share some tips on how to stay organize that I try to use to have a more balanced life.

Keep a Planner

I cannot say this enough! KEEP A PLANNER. This is my essential when it comes to organization. I easily forget things so writing down homework, test dates, fun social events, meetings, etc. is the best way for me to remember what I need to do. I also like to deck it out with some washi tape and stickers like the picture below since it keeps it more fun and interesting.

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Phone Apps

If you don’t like the traditional handwritten organizer, using an app might be helpful for you. I use Google Calendar to jot down classes and events. If your college has an app, I would definitely use it as well. The St. Olaf App is very handy. It includes menus, building hours, and much more. You can also set up reminders on your phone however many minutes before you want to make sure you don’t miss a meeting or something important.

Closet Clean-Out

If your closet is messy and there is clothes all over the floor, it’s time to rethink the organization of your closet. Most of the time, half the clothes you bring, you don’t even wear. Set out a date and time where you can pick and choose which clothes you wear often and donate or bring home clothes that you don't wear. It keeps your space minimal yet clean and organized.

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Track Spending

Keeping track of what you’re buying is super important, especially in college. Knowing how much you’re spending each month and on what helps you to plan out how much you spend on necessities as well as on how much you spend on things you want. Try to have a monthly budget that 


The best way to be organized everyday is by getting enough sleep. Aim to sleep and wake up at the same time so that your brain can learn to know when to wake up without an alarm clock. Life can be stressful at times and by getting enough sleep each day, you can CONQUER each day.

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I hope these 5 tips helped you to be more organized this semester!