Organization Tips

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    Do the worst thing on your list first, then do five small tasks quickly.

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    Being organized does not take a lot of time and effort. In fact, once you're up to speed it saves you time as you know where everything is.

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    Use magnetic strips to hang tweezers, clippers, bobby pins, etc behind your bathroom's vanity door.

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    Doing one thing at a time is the fastest way to get multiple things done quickly. Multitasking creates distractions.

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    Block unneeded items before they cross your threshold. Borrow books from the library instead of buying. Turn down that free McDonald's toy.

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    Store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and and save yourself time hunting through piles for a match.

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    Tell yourself you'll just do that dreaded task for 20 minutes. Bet you a Snickers bar you'll carry on once you've started!

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    Use IKEA's low cost storage boxes to create organization kits: one for paying bills, one for DIY jobs, one for cleaning and one for sewing jobs.

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    Minimize distractions. At work that may mean closing your email, chat client, even turning the Internet connection off.

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    If you have dirty shoes to pack in your suitcase put them in a shower cap, available in most hotels!

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