DEVELOPING GOOD ORGANIZING HABITS
BOB FARKAS, THE CLUTTER WIZARD says that the true key to clutter control is changing bad habits and replacing them with good ones. Relieve some of the stress, turmoil and chaos in your life by trying some of these.
Put each item away after each use so you won't waste time searching for it when you really need it.
Set up a box in each room and use it for your clutter. Before it overflows clean it out so it's ready to start collecting more stuff.
Make tidying up before bedtime a daily obligation for everyone in the family.
If something has been broken for a few months and you haven't bothered to repair it, throw it out or donate it to charity.
Use clear containers to store stuff. Seeing what's inside will save you a lot of time.
Keep a permanent "Charity" box and add stuff to it regularly when you find things you don't use or don't want anymore.
Keep a small container in a convenient place to hold keys, glasses and wallets.
Collect the day's change and put it into it's own container. Separate change by pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
Talk to your partner daily about needs to be done.
Write things down.
Schedule regular bill-paying and paperwork sessions weekly.
Save money and energy by closing your window shades or drapes to reduce heat loss in winter, and heat gain in summer.
Keep files well categorized, alphabetized and up-to-date.