The Perfect Home – or Just a Home?

On of my 10 secrets to getting and staying organized was to find a home for everything.  But I realized that many times you are trying to find the ‘perfect’ home.  Where does it make the most sense?  Is that really the best place for it?  I would say it doesn’t really mater WHERE the home is as long it is the same place you put the item EVERY single time.  The other day I went to use something and realized I keep it in the cupboard above the refrigerator.  Where does it really belong? >> In the office!  Yet for 10+ years I have   always kept it in that cupboard.  Even though it makes      absolutely no sense at all, it works.  It is the home I use every time and know where to look for it there.  Don’t worry so much about the perfect place to put things, but rather that you make it habit to use that home every time.

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#1: Have A Home For Everything

Make sure that each item in your home/office has a specific home that is labeled and shared with others around you.  Nothing else should be put in that home.  Don’t get lazy and put something in the empty space.  Take the time to put things where they belong.  If you have a home for everything then putting things back is much simpler.  If you change the home, make sure to let others know.  Step one is to find specific homes for everything you have.  (Great time to get rid of things if you don’t have room for everything.)  Again be sure to label and share that home.