Photo by Pablo Gómez
We all know those moments when we can’t find our keys, our wallet, etc. It always happens at an inconvenient time.
It seems like the moment you are in a real hurry everything is missing at the same time and the world is turning against you.
You become agitated, stressed out, you start yelling at your partner who, you think, probably hid it somewhere.
You run out out the door, you trip over something, people are standing in your way, you get stuck in traffic and you arrive too late at your work or at an important meeting. It’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back and it’s not worth the trouble.
Today is a new day. Simplify and organize!
Here are the tips:
– Missing keys
Learn to put your keys in one place so you can always find them. Don’t let the situation I just mentioned happen to you ever again. Hammer a nail on the wall and hang them up there or put your keys in a basket or bowl. Always put them in the same place. Force yourself to do it.
If you are not used to this it will take some time for it to become a habit, but hold on. Be strict to yourself. Be disciplined and soon it becomes a routine. It will make life so much easier. You’ll love it. Simple things can make a big change.
– Everything else
The same goes for your glasses, your wallet, remote controls, things you often need, put them in one separate place. Don’t put them in a drawer next to magazines, papers, envelopes, etc. If you do this your stuff will be lost in a second. Put them in one and the same place every time. Get used to it.
Clear out your drawers and closets. The less stuff you have, the easier you can find what is truly important. Clearing out drawers or closets can be an overwhelming task so just take it one step at a time. Clear out one drawer a day. You’ll feel good about it.
Most important get rid of stuff. Dare to throw away stuff you haven’t used in months or weeks, stuff you know you probably won’t use anyway. Think twice before you leave it there in your drawer waiting for the dust to settle. Be bold. Get rid of it.
– 100 things challenge
If you have too much stuff, you will end up not knowing what you posses. You could end up buying things you already have. This usually happens when you storage and pile up all your stuff up in the attic or in the garage.
Clear out, reduce, simplify and organize. Know your stuff.
Challenge yourself with Dave Bruno’s 100 thing challenge. It’s fun, it’s simplifying and it’s practical.
– Go paperless
Does this sound familiar to you? Going through all your drawers and closets looking for that one piece of paper that is impossible to find. Wouldn’t it be great if you could always find the documents you were looking for?
Go paperless. Scan all your documents, important articles, magazines into your computer and upload them on an online storage space so you can access them from anywhere.
– Buy less
Stop buying more. Set yourself free from the consumer mind. If you do buy something decide to get rid of two other things. This way you won’t fall back into your old habit. Stay away from clutter. Say no to more. Say yes to less. Be light, be free.
I do not seek. I find. – Pablo Picasso