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Always Have a Spare and Other Tips for the Time-Starved

Always Have a Spare and Other Tips for the Time-Starved

stressed-emoticonOne of life’s biggest annoyances is running out of something that you don’t have. That is why I am a big believer in having a spare. This allows me to be pro-active instead of re-active.

For instance, in my kitchen I have spare paper towels under the sink. I have spare cloths in the bathroom for my kids to wash their hands.  I also have a plastic shelving unit in my basement which holds extra canned goods and cleaning supplies. All of these items are ready to go when I need them. And in fact, though no one believes me, it actually allows me to be lazier on my not so energetic days.

Now I am not saying you should go out and buy two of everything. That would certainly clutter up your home in no time flat. But having a spare for “frequently used items” is a time saver and a stress saver.

A few other ways to be pro-active when time is limited:

-Plan your meals

-Create templates and use them

-Have a weekly to-do list and schedule your time

-Set deadlines for projects to be completed and stick to them

-Get rid of clutter daily, weekly, monthly and yearly before it becomes overwhelming

Need help organizing your home or office let me know.

Happy organizing!

Laura

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