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Take Care of It Today
Many of the organizing tips deal with stuff already in our home, but what about the items we bring into our home?
Instead of stacking it in a pile to deal with later, deal with it now.
I shared a few years ago that I sort my mail over the recycle bin or the paper shredded. I use to let mail pile up until I had time to read through it. I realized that this system was wasting a lot of time because I would move the pile, the pile would be knocked over, or a child would borrow a piece of mail from the pile.
Now I don’t go out to our mailbox until I have the two to three minutes it takes to look through the mail. Most mail is immediately thrown away and bills and important papers are place in my file bag for later in the week.
I learned in a time management class that if you don’t deal with an item the first time you touch it you touch it on average 40 more times before you take care of it!
Save time by taking care of items right away instead of putting them off for another day. 🙂
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