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6 Quick Steps To An Easier Life

Becoming more organized

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1. A daily to-do list. Each morning make a list of the things you need to do that day. Keep it handy, so you can review it every so often if needed during the day. And don’t forget to cross the items off as you finish the task. That’s the best part. You experience that awesome feeling of accomplishment.

2. A do list is always good, but I also keep a little notebook handy for things I might need to pick up at the store or appointments I need to make. I toss my notebook in my purse before leaving the house. I update it every morning.

3. And one more a list. A running list of things that need to get done. I just added to my list that I need to wash the shower curtain and clean and organize pantry to my running list of things that need doing. I don’t list anything in any particular order. If something has a higher priority, I highlight it, and it’s a 'more top priority.

4. Get a handle on your homes hot spots. We all have those areas that tend to collect our clutter. I call it clutter, but it’s the things we can’t seem to be bothered actually to put where they belong. In my home, the dining room table is one of the worst areas. Not only the table but the backs of the chairs seem to attract a few jackets. Doing a quick pick up of your hot spots in the morning and again at the end of the day is a huge help. And it only takes a few minutes.

5. Make a weekly meal plan and then shop accordingly. Save yourself time and stress by being prepared for the week ahead of you. No more mad dashes to come up with something for dinner. If you have the time in the morning, you might consider putting your meal in a crockpot, so it’s ready when you get home.

6. Have a designated spot to keep those little things you need when you walk out the door — keys, glasses, purse, water bottle, your daily planner, your lunch and whatever else you might need.

You will save yourself time hunting for things and be less apt to forget something necessary for your day. Nothing worse than arriving at your destination and finding out you didn't remember your phone or your planner — not a good start to your day. I know from personal experience it sucks!


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