How to Organize Your Life in 2024 (Half of These Tips Won’t Cost You a Thing!)

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Read our tips on how to organize your life in 2024!

We have ways to seriously organize your life. 👏🏻 

Feeling overwhelmed? We’re sharing easy ways how to organize your life in 2024. Make every day feel stress-free with our easy solutions.

1. The Skylight Calendar is the most sought-after digital calendar and Jenna says it’s keeping her whole family organized. 

finger pointing to skylight calendar

Skylight Calendar – $159.99+

  • Or get $10 OFF when you opt to try their Plus Plan (FREE for the 1st month!) 

Why you need it to stay organized: 

  • Organizes all upcoming events in one place.
  • Helps with meal planning and household chores.
  • No more fussing with paper calendars.
  • Sleek and beautiful.
  • Doubles as a picture frame when idle.

Digital skylight calendar sitting on nightstand

Our Hip sidekick, Jenna, was gifted a Skylight Calendar and says it’s how she’s keeping her family completely organized in 2024! It offers many perks like being able to sync your phone’s calendar directly to the Skylight, display meal plans, and keep track of your grocery list, too! 🤩 You can also assign color-coded chores for each family member and they can check them off as they’re completed. Even better, if your kiddo’s sports team has a calendar you can sync to, the calendar will automatically add practices, games, and other events. On top of that, they’re updated if the coaches make any changes so you’ll never have to fret about missing a rescheduled game.

close up of skylight digital calendar on countertop with grocery list

No more trying to write all your activities into a tiny square on a wall calendar or crossing out events when they’re rescheduled. Jenna says this calendar is AWESOME and we know it’ll be any household CEO’s dream come true.

Note that some of these amazing features will require their Plus Plan. However, it’s super affordable at just 11¢ a day/$39 a year!

Sticking to a paper planner in 2024? Some of our other Hip sidekicks swear by The Happy Planner. As our Hip sidekick, Jenna P. says… there’s just something therapeutic about writing it all down. 

2. Rachel and I will be using our Alexas for all our daily reminders and you should too. 

Amazon Echo speaker in kitchen

Why you need it to stay organized: 

  • Set reminders for yourself any day, anytime.
  • Doubles as a way to listen to music, an alarm clock, someone to answer your questions, tell you the weather forecast, and so much more!

Amazon Echo Dot 5th Generation with Clock

The reminder feature on Alexa is life-changing for anyone who often forgets to do things. All you have to do is say “Alexa remind me tomorrow at 11 AM to…” and she’ll take care of the remembering for you! 🤩 It’s truly a busy mom’s lifesaver!

Alexa even automatically recognizes when reminders are important and will ask if you’d like to be reminded hourly until you’ve told her you’ve completed the task. 😍 This could be for anything from canceling a membership before your free trial runs out, taking out the trash, or scheduling that doctor’s appointment you keep putting off.

3. Rachel is also using Google Keep which has been her digital notepad on the go. 

Hand holding phone with Google keep grocery list on screen

Google Keep iOS | AndroidFREE!

Why you need it to stay organized: 

  • Easily create notes, checklists, and more on the go.
  • It’s FREE.

The best part about Google Keep is that it’s a totally FREE way to stay organized and doesn’t require the purchase of any app, product, or service to start using it. Sweet! 🤩

Our Hip sidekick, Rachel, said she started to use this app in December and it helped keep her extremely organized for literally everything. She said Google Keep has been her walking notebook and something she’d compare to Evernote (IYKYK) which will run you over $100/year if you want any extras.

With Google Keep, you can write notes, create checklists with checkboxes, and access it all from your phone or desktop when you log into your email. We even love that it gives you the ability to personalize your background, font color, and more. Plus, when creating lists it will conveniently recommend items to save you even more time.

Basically, you won’t miss a thing or wonder how to organize your life again.

4. I’m keeping all of my drawers and cabinets organized with The Home Edit. 

top view of organized junk drawer

Why you need it to stay organized: 

  • Keeps your stuff organized and it stays organized per our 1+ year of testing.
  • Sleek, clear acrylic design to make it easy to see everything.
  • Sturdy and long-lasting product.
  • Fit perfectly in many different spaces.

hand holding organized clear container under bathroom sink

I’ve personally been testing The Home Edit organizational products for going on 2 years now and can confidently say they’re worth the investment. Over the years, I’ve tried countless organizational products especially when it comes to my drawers and under-cabinets and this brand has hit the nail on the head!

They’re thoughtfully created to give everything in your home a place and they actually stay organized with daily use. As long as you’re putting stuff back neatly, of course. 😉 Plus, the acrylic is thick and durable so it can hold multiple heavy items with ease and each stackable container is easy to move around in small spaces.

5. Weekends in my home are reserved for meal planning. 


Meal planning for the weekFREE!

Why you need it to stay organized: 

  • Makes your weeks run more smoothly.
  • Better chances of using all the food you buy – i.e. zero waste.
  • Stress-free meals when you already know what you’re making.

The amount of stress meal planning will take off of you is incredible if you dedicate just a little bit of time to your upcoming week. For me, I usually meal plan on the weekends when I have a little more downtime and can plan out our week ahead. This also ensures my family is eating everything we buy. Besides, who has money to waste food these days? 

woman standing at stove cooking

I also find staying on top of meal planning makes our week run more smoothly and my kids always know what to expect for dinner without asking. If you aren’t already taking the time to meal plan, commit to 30 minutes every week (or every other week), plan each day’s meals, make your shopping list, and then do your grocery shopping.

As a bonus, you could use a delivery service like your Walmart Plus Membership to bring all your groceries to you and save time going to the store altogether. 👏🏻

To help me remember delicious meal ideas my family loves, I created a Pinterest board to keep track of our favorites.

Hip Tip: Read our tips on how to get cheap produce all year long.

6. Those of us who need a whole home overhaul will be doing our 4-week cleanout challenge.

hand holding paper with 4 week cleanout challenge checklist

Why you need it to stay organized: 

  • Makes cleaning out every room of your home more manageable.
  • It’s FREE.

woman pulling pantry organization container from shelf

We created this fun printable so you can easily tackle all of the main rooms in your home while getting decluttered and with limited stress or feeling overwhelmed. Each week is designed to tackle one room at a time so every declutter phase is manageable and rewarding. Best of all, it’s FREE to you!

Imagine having a more organized home with less stuff in just 4 weeks! If we can do it, you can too!

I can only manage shopping for great deals right now. 

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 10

  1. Shelly

    I am working on organizing my house now. We recently did the pantry and the water bottle cabinet. Now we are making a built in spice rack. One of my favorite purchases was the plastic water bottle organizer. It has 4 levels and holds 16 water bottles. From regular size to xl large size water bottles.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      So happy to hear you’re loving the water bottle organizer, Shelly! A built in spice rack sounds pretty awesome too! Wishing you lots of success with all your organizing projects! 🤗💞

    • Patti

      Would you be willing to share the details on your water bottle holder? I need something that holds that many.

      • Shelly

        I bought them off of Amazon. I have one that holds 12 bottles and one that holds 16.
        spospo Stackable Water Bottle Organizer, Large Compartment Water Bottle Holder, 4 Tier Clear Water Bottle Organizer for Cabinet, Bottle Rack for Kitchen Organization and Storage – Hold 16 Bottles
        The same brand makes the 4 tier 12 bottle holder also.

      • Shelly

        spospo Stackable Water Bottle Organizer, Large Compartment Water Bottle Holder, 4 Tier Clear Water Bottle Organizer for Cabinet, Bottle Rack for Kitchen Organization and Storage – Hold 16 Bottles

  2. Kay

    My fav organization app is Notex. I love the Manila folders and sticky notes. U can change the colors of the folders. U can include pics. U can export. I will try Google Keep too.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for sharing about your favorite organization app, Kay! 💖

  3. Lisa

    Meal planning cuts your grocery bill down…you only buy what you need for those meals…not buying random things you may use.

  4. Beverly Brown

    Anyone know a dupe or app that is comparable to the Skylight computer? Love the idea, but seems pricey.

    • Julia

      I think teamup is free.

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