"Lessons from the silverware drawer.
If I came to your house and asked you to show me your birth certificate, would you know where to find it? What about a safety pin? Your checkbook? The receipt for your computer? An extension cord? Your 2006 tax returns? Regardless of how many or how few of these you could produce without too much digging, I bet that if I were to ask you for a fork, you would know exactly where to go to get one. Why? Because the system for organizing your flatware demonstrates four organizing principles:
1. Forks are kept with forks.
2. They have a single and consistent home.
3. Everyone in the household is in agreement about it.
4. Forks are put back there after being used (and washed!).
These principles can-and should-be applied to organizing anything in your home. Keep like things together. Give everything a home. Get the whole household on board. Put things back when you are done. It's really that simple."
I've done a few post's on getting organized but that doesn't mean that I have everything perfectly organized in my life. As a mother, I try to work on this to eliminate stress in my life and have a happier home. For some reason, when I read this tip, it connected a lot of dots in my brain. It helps when I start organizing something to think of the "silverware drawer" tip. Hope someone else finds this helpful too. Again, I got this from What's A Disorganized Person To Do (I've done a post on this book before).