Organizing can be as simple as 1, 2, 3. Really? Yes! It comes down to great rules and routines that follow up your organizing. Get everyone on board in your family and it’s a piece of cake. Here are my top 3 organizing rules.
1. If it takes just a minute, put it away right away.
Most times we procrastinate about picking up because “we just don’t have time” since we are on the go. We have a lot of activities, we need to get to work on time, or we think it will take a lot of time to put stuff away. Create a rule for yourself that if it just takes a minute (or 2 or 3 minutes) just put it away asap.
It doesn’t matter if its creating a powerpoint presentation or unloading the dishwasher, when you work as a team everything is better. Partnerships can take many different forms. It can be family, friends or colleagues creating connections and working together. It can be a virtual partnership, like when you are on the phone or skype. Find a partner who helps do the job well and makes it fun too.
3. A place for everything and everything in its place.
There’s no clutter when everything in your home or office has a place. Match up items with their point of use, what room you will use them in and with other items you use them with. Store items by location to make it easy to access them when needed. It’s when stuff has no home, its on the counter or the floor for days. Be sure you always have a spot for an item before you purchase it too. When every single thing, that means everything, has a place there’s no clutter!
What are your basic 1, 2, 3’s of organizing?
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