Hints & Tips that will help YOU get organized at home:
When a common task is continually left undone, stop for a minute and consider why. An example would be if clean laundry is always left in the baskets possibly because the drawers or closets are too jam-packed to put more clothes in them. The solution is usually easier than you think.
Don't bring in (or keep) any mail that you do not need.Take a moment to flip through the mail and immediately toss all the stuff that you don't want. It may also help to put a recycling bin near the trash/mail sort area.
To find out what clothing you actually wear, hang all the hangers on the rod backwards. Then, as you wear an item, place the hanger on the rod the correct way. In a few weeks, you will have a true sense of what you are really wearing, and the items that it may be time to give away.
Try not to buy items that will require you to take special care of them. Silver that needs polishing and clothing that needs ironing or hand washing are good examples of items to think twice about before purchasing.
Navy and black pieces of clothing can be difficult to tell apart especially inside a dark closet. To make the differentiation easier, use a different color hanger for the navy items.
Some kitchen gadgets are just more trouble then they are worth. Don't feel obligated to use the newest gadget to cook with - sometimes the old fashioned way is the best. If it is difficult to clean, operate, has way too many pieces, or you have found another way to do the task, then you can part with the item.
If you buy something for future use but do not remember that you have it to use when you need it, you are wasting money. Unworn clothing with tags still on, purchases still in shopping bags, and items bought on sale with no direct purpose in mind are examples of money not well spent.
For the next week or so wear a watch consistently and watch how long it actually takes you to complete a task. You may think you need only twenty minutes to get ready in the morning, but you may be surprised to see that it takes forty, so no wonder you're always running late. Knowing how long tasks take allows you to better plan your day.
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