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10 Ways to Organize Your Life and Get More Hours for the Fun Stuff

Here at The Daily Muse, we’re all about achieving max productivity. But working harder, better, and faster isn’t just about doing your most difficult tasks first or creating agendas for your team meetings.

It’s also about streamlining your life: taking a few moments now to make small tweaks to your routine, which will lead to hours and hours saved in the long run. That means more time for fun stuff like, you know, hanging out with family and friends (or even just reading). So let’s get hackin’ already!

  1. Stop wasting time digging for that spare box of staples! Here are the best junk drawer organizers. (The Kitchn)

  2. Is your filing cabinet essentially a black hole for documents? Check out how to return it to its original purpose. (Lifehacker)

  3. When it comes to on-the-go meals, the Japanese knew what they were doing. Copy their organized deliciousness with these 34 Bento Box lunch ideas. (Greatist)

  4. Okay, so you know not to save a document as “Document 1,” no matter how much of a time-crunch you’re in. But have you heard of these 40 file and folder organization tips for your computer? (How-To Geek)

  5. And while you’re at it, try these fun and creative ways to organize your iPhone apps. (Mashable)

  6. For those of you looking to inspire envy in your co-workers and creativity in your own mind, these workplace organization DIYs will do the job quite nicely. (Brit + Co)

  7. The time it will take to read this article on structuring your day will be way, way less than the amount you’ll save with its tips! (Fast Company)

  8. There are so many digital organization tools out there—here are five of the best. (Forbes)

  9. What if your next life-changing connection is currently lost in a pile of paper? Take advantage of these easy ways to digitize your business cards. (PC World)

  10. Put organizing your to-do list on your to-do List. (99U)

Want even more ways to amp up your efficiency? Check out our suggestions!

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