Saturday, January 31, 2009

Comings and goings-4 ways to save time and money at your front door.

Do you find that the entrance to your home is always a mess. Do you have a hard time keeping track of keys, purse, shoes, etc.? Here are a few ideas to keep you on the right track.

1. Let's start with your feet. Shoes carry in more germs and dirt than you would want to know about. Keeping shoes at the door helps to keep your floors clean (less housework) and you'll always know where your shoes are.

2. You MUST have a specific place for all of your belongings. Your keys should be returned to the same place every time you walk through the door. The same goes for your purse, sunglasses, phone, gloves, coat, and anything else you have with you.

3. Have a spot (shelf, basket, bench) where you can put things that need to exit the house with you. Dry-cleaning, library books, mail, and so on. This tip alone will save you a lot of frustration and maybe even some money.

4. Develop a system for handling mail as it comes in the house. First, open all mail. Throw away junk mail, file coupons, date your bills (in the space reserved for a stamp), and put them with your "bills-to-pay" holder.

By being proactive, you will be more organized, happily efficient, and less frustrated.

1 comment:

  1. I tell you what. I'll buy you a plane ticket and you just come on up here and help me get myself organized. How's that for a plan? :-)

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