Life is easy. Being disorganized is hard. Here are my 10 Rules for Easy Living
- Clean as you go – in the kitchen, and throughout the house. I never spend a lot of time cleaning because my house is always clutter-free.
- Have a Place for Everything and Put Everything in its Place. I never lose my keys because they’re always in a bowl by the front door.
- Never touch a piece of paper more than once. Read it, act on it, move on! That goes for personal mail as well as E-mails.
- Replace everything before you need to – gas, milk, lightbulbs. When you’ve used up 75% of anything, that’s the time to buy more.
- Make a List, Check it Twice. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, stop, take a deep breath and make a list. I make LOTS of lists.
- Take a Test Drive. When going to an important appointment – like a job interview — do a dry run a few days before. Don’t depend on Mapquest.
- Keep it simple. My electronics aren’t fancy, but they get the job done. The more bells and whistles they have, the more things can go wrong.
- Unplug. I don’t need to be accessible to everyone 24/7. You’d be surprised how other people end up figuring stuff out for themselves when you’re unreachable.
- Follow the Rules & Don’t Cut Corners. Folks just end up making more work for themselves when they don’t do it right the first time.
- Have a Support System. Life is easier when you have friends and loved ones to share it with.