I just want to find my shoes. Its 6:30 at night and I left the house for a very early meeting with third shift employees at 5:00am. I’m tired. I have dozens of pairs of shoes but I want my favorite walking shoes to walk the dog on this beautiful October day. In this moment I don’t have a clue where they are. I found a pair that will do and we’re off, arriving home just before it gets dark.
What’s a “Landing Place?”
I want to find my shoes, my glasses, my car keys and the book I’m reading. I don’t want to waste any more of my precious time looking for the things I can’t find. I want to be organized. In organizing lingo, the term is landing place. I want a place for the items i most use “to land” to know that every time I put them down, I put them down in the same place and I can retrieve them in the same place. A landing place can be a basket for shoes or a hook by the door for keys or a pretty container for electronics and their cords. A landing place could be a tray on a nightstand for glasses and a cell phone. A laundry basket can hold newspapers or magazines until they make there way to a recycling container. Even my dog’s thyroid pills need a landing place. What is it you spend time looking for? Where is a logical place to put it down and to retrieve it. Put a container or a hook on the wall to hold it.
I want to be organized. I want to be able to find what I want when I want it. To be organized means that times must have a predictable home. A landing place. Just notice what do you spend your time looking for? Go find a landing for it. The best landing place may be where it is right now.
Day 9 and it back to the kitchen sink. Tonight I don’t think I can even handle twenty minutes of kitchen clean up so I’ll put the timer on ten minutes. I always feel better when the kitchen sink is clean..
Day 9 in 31 Day to Organize (Unclutter ) Your Life
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