One of the best skills anyone can learn is the skill to get things organized and keep them organized. If you take the time to organize your home and life, the truth is everything will go much smoother.
1. Use Baskets and Cubbies
Build cubbies or use beautiful wicker baskets to collect the things that get misplaced around the house.
2. Everything Has a Home
As you set up your home, put things in logical places that make sense. For example, coffee mugs should be stored near your coffee maker, as should the sugar and creamer.
3. Clean as You Go
Whenever you do anything, clean as you go instead of leaving things out. Clutter is the number one reason a home looks dirty; not actual dirt.
4. Make Your Bed Right Away
Believe it or not, getting up and making your bed will start your day off right. Not only will you get in a bit of stretching but you’ll immediately transform your room.
5. Keep a Running List
Put a pad of paper on your fridge. When you run out of anything, or are just low on it, write it down. Pull off the list each time you go to the store so you won’t forget things.
6. Sync Calendars
Everyone in the family should have an online calendar such as Google Calendar to keep track of dates. These calendars should all be synced so that anyone in the family can easily see what anyone in the family is doing today.
7. Schedule Fun and Work
We have a tendency to only schedule “work” or doctor’s appointments. But, it’s also important to schedule fun time, date night, one-on-one time with your children and so forth. This will ensure that it happens.
8. Get a Trash Bucket for the Car
Keep trash in its place with a special bucket made for your vehicle. On trash day for your home, empty it as you pull your trash can out to the curb.
9. Use a Glove Box-Sized Accordion File
Some things you must keep inside your car, but you want to keep it organized so find a file folder that fits in the glove box for these papers.