In case you missed any of the daily tips posted on Facebook and Twitter, here they are on one page and grouped by category. Enjoy.
Have you cleaned off your key ring lately? Things change & sometimes keys can be removed.
Things not going well? Before you overhaul everything, make a list of what’s going right because those things don’t need to change.
Yes, organizing is work. But there’s nothing at all that difficult about it. The hardest part is getting started.
What are you doing that contributes to the clutter and chaos in your life? Pick your single worst disorganizing habit & start working on it.
Chances are you have to take more than 1 item w/you when you leave the house. Group them together to make it less likely you’ll forget any of them.
The point of a filing system is to be able to quickly and easily retrieve items you need – not just stockpile paperwork.
When you send an important email, quietly bcc (blind carbon copy) it to yourself.
When cleaning kitchen cabinets, don’t forget the tops of drawers & the tops of cabinet doors.
When your energy is low, take on some of the smaller, easier tasks on your to-do list. Getting those done will help you feel better.
If you just can’t get motivated to clean house, invite someone over. That should do it.
When vacuuming, don’t forget to get the edges of the carpet. It’s an area frequently neglected but there’s a lot of bad stuff in there.
When using your mixer, put the beaters in first and THEN plug in the mixer – just in case it happens to be on & you don’t know it.
Don’t forget you can use your rice cooker for rice mixes, too. Just follow the package directions & set the cooker to “cook”.
Can’t get the lid off your corn syrup bottle? Run it under hot water & then try again.
When you stab your potatoes for baking, do it before you wrap them in foil so you don’t get foil bits in the potato.
If you’re time challenged, it might be a good idea to have calendars all over your house – not filled in, just for reference.
Don’t overwhelm yourself by thinking about all the work you have to do. Just do what you can do today.
“Ten minutes in planning saves hours in putting out fires.” Melissa @ http://www.momcomm.com/
Some progress is better than no progress.
Action produces momentum. Get started!
Trying to work fast because you’re stressed & have too much to do is a recipe for disaster. Slow down. Going fast makes everything worse.
If your family won’t write things on the grocery list when something is used up, have them leave the empty container on the cabinet so you can add it to the list.
Keep a grocery list form or blank piece of paper on the refrigerator to write down items you need to buy. You think you’ll remember, but you won’t!
Odds & Ends
When something’s broken, don’t live with it, fix it.
When creating a filing system, choose words that have the most meaning for you. For example, are you more likely to look for a file that says “finances” or “money”.
Do you ever have trouble figuring out if something is black or navy? Hold it up to something you know is black or navy & you’ll know immediately.
Doing something halfheartedly will bring you half the results (Lifehack.org).
Nowhere is it decreed that you have to sit up at attention and answer every call that comes in.
People can’t drive you crazy if you don’t give them the keys.