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Monday, April 19th, 2010

Remember the last organizing principle we discussed?

This one piggy-backs on the last one…
Basic Organizing Principle #4:
Take the Time to Put Things Away Properly
You’ve created a home for your stuff. You’ve used it and now it’s time to put it back in it’s home.
If you take a few seconds or minutes to put something away properly (as opposed to haphazardly or next to/on top of where it should be), you’ll be able to find it next time you need it. And, the next time you need it, it will be easier to retrieve.
For example, if you usually take your tupperware out of the dishwasher and jut toss it into your cabinet, you’ll have difficulty retrieving a matching top and bottom the next time you need it.
I often advise people that spending a few minutes putting items ‘back in their home’ will save them time when they need to revisit that area in the future.
Spending time NOW will save you time LATER.
Keep on doing that Spring cleaning!

About Stacey Agin Murray

Stacey is a professional organizer & speaker in New Jersey specializing in residential organizing, time, and paper management challenges. She also authored The Organized Bride’s Thank You Note Handbook: Let Systems and 101 Modern Sample Thank You Notes Take You From Overwhelmed to Organized.

Categories: Basic Organizing Principles, Spring Cleaning


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