1. A place for everything. In our house we have this issue of what to do with our pillows when we take them off the bed at night to sleep. It drove me nuts because they would just end up on the floor wherever they landed when we flicked them off. So I grabbed a basket we used for weights and decided that at night we would put the pillows we weren't using in there. So that way they had a place.
We went from:
I married a guitar player which translates into: Picks everywhere! He can never find any so he buys more. I decided to take an empty watch box and toss all the picks in there. Now whenever I see a pick on the ground, the coffee table, or while I am doing laundry I just toss in in the box.
I am so happy with the way that it turned out.
Then I take it to my room and it takes 4 seconds to put away because everything is in small piles and everything has a place. I just stick it there. The inside of my drawers look like this:
4.Don't be afraid to rework things. Recently our closet was just out of control.
Nothing was in the right cubbies, sweaters were falling on the floor, nothing fit in the assigned cubbies.. it was bad.
I went through everything we had and recategorized it. I hung up all of Philip's pants that are not jeans. I went through my sweaters and folded the ones that were being difficult.
6. Be nice to your future self. Like I said I tend to be a little lazy at times and I just don't feel like folding my jeans and putting them away. But I have to think about my future self. My future self does not want to fold all my jeans and put them away. My future self does not want to rehang my earrings I wore last week. So be nice to her - do it now! And then your future self won't have to!
The rest of these pictures are just pictures of before and after of me being nice to my future self.
What are your tips?? Would you use any of these?