Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quickie Tip: Putting Things Away

Every time you are tempted to put something (an item) down somewhere temporarily, say to yourself: it takes just as long to put it where it goes. Instead of putting the shirt or toy on the bed or floor "for now", put it in its place. Don't wait until later, just do it then.

Yes, it's often easier just to drop an item on the counter or desk because you're not sure where it goes -- that should be a signal that the item needs a home, one that's predetermined so no thinking is required.

You'll appreciate the effort later when it is time to clean up!