You all know I love organizing and managing my life as efficiently as possible. So today I will share with you my top 10 tips you can implement right now to streamline your life right now.

1. Pay bills automatically
Something that might seem small but will streamline your life immensely, is paying your bills automatically. If you still pay your rent manually every month, you are doing something wrong. As much as you can, set up automatic bank transfers. This will also prevent you from being late with your payments and having to pay extra fees. Win-win if you ask me. 

2. Go paperless
All the paper clutter in our house can be such a headache. There are still some documents you just need to have a physical copy of. But mostly, it's unnecessary in this day and age. So my tip is to search for apps that might help you go paperless. For example, I only just recently discovered that my health insurance has an app where I can simply upload my invoices as a picture instead of making copies and having to send them out physically. I also only get my phone and internet bills per e-mail. But if there are some services or companies that are still doing paper only communication, maybe try and scan the documents and then organize and store them on your computer (don't forget to a have a backup). This saves you so much space in your house and mind. 

3. Clean out your wardrobe & kitchen
This is an obvious one, but honestly so important. Of course, it is ideal if you can clean out your whole house, but your wardrobe and kitchen are a great starting point, as they tend to accumulate the most clutter and unnecessary stuff. I highly recommend Marie Kondo's book 'the life-changing magic of tidying' and the Netflix series with her. You will totally get into the mood for tidying up your whole house after watching and reading about her technique. 

4. Have a staple grocery list
We all have those staple groceries we just always have to have in the house. So if you go food shopping once a week, you should have a list ready with all of these things. This way you go through your cupboards before going out and simply checking your list and marking the things you need to get. This way you will never forget one of your staple items. And we all know how annoying it is having to go out in the middle of the week just to get some eggs. A big no-no when you are trying to streamline your life. 

5. Meal prep
Okay, don't worry. I don't want you to steam broccoli and cook rice in bulk for a whole week. But it is always nice to cook one or two meals on a Sunday and have some leftovers that you can either pop in the fridge or freezer for later. Also, if you cook in the middle of the week, maybe just make double the quantity and you won't have to cook the next day. YAY!

6. Sunday is gameplan day
I always love a good Sunday planning session. Sit down, plan some meals and schedule your appointments and to-do list for the next week. This might only take 20 minutes but will make the biggest difference to your week. Try it. 

7. Delegate
Something we all tend to forget is to delegate tasks. Be it to your partner or children, delegating tasks is key to streamline your own life. And if you can and want, maybe even outsource some tasks, like cleaning to an external source. Of course, this costs money. But for some people time is money and it really makes sense for them to outsource. However, if you have enough time or you even enjoy cleaning your house, of course, you can do it yourself. 

8. Digital Detox
While cleaning out your house really helps, don't forget to clean out your digital life as well. Go through your emails, your pictures and documents on all of your devices and sort them out. You will feel so much better. 

9. If you travel often, have a travel bag ready
If you are one of those people that travel fairly often, you should consider having a travel bag (with toiletries) packed at any time. Also, you should have a packing list ready with all the important things (chargers, passport, medication...) ready. This will streamline your packing process massively. 

10. Clean up every night
One thing I actually enjoy doing is cleaning up the house every night. I never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink or clothes on the floor scattered around the house. It just calms me down and gives me a better feeling when I get up in the morning. And who doesn't like a relaxed morning in a clean flat, rather than running around the house trying to tidy up before going to work?

x Lisa