Tuesday, January 24, 2006

6. do it daily

(#6 of 6 principles from Confessions of an Organized Homemaker to help you organize your work, your home, your family, your life...)

Deniece Schofield:


Once in a home management class I asked each student to write down exactly what she wanted to learn during the course. The results of this survey were very revealing. As it turned out, most of them were there for the same reason: "I want to learn how to get organized so that it will stay that way!" I know of only one place where things magically stay as they are – Never-never Land. Don’t expect magic at home.

And thus the sixth principle: Do it daily.

If everything is returned to its place once a day or several times a week, your house will stay organized. Regular maintenance also solves the problem of "growing work" - those tasks which get bigger and bigger the longer they’re left undone – like dishes or the laundry.


A good motto:

Leave a place better than you found it.

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