- Evaluate the mail, magazines and papers coming into your home. What can you unsubscribe from? I tear off the backs of magazines as I recycle them and clip them together so when I have five minutes, I can either call (or go online) to the company and remove myself from their mailing lists. I get a lot of my bills sent to a separate bill paying only email address so I can go online once a month and pay those bills without having to deal with the paper involved in receiving statements in the mail.
- Make a quick list of 7 breakfasts, lunch and dinner and tape it to your fridge. I do this especially after the New Year and before Spring since I can get into a food rut and end up ordering way too much takeout. You can get fancier later if you like but I find that writing out the 7 items helps to jump start things and gets me back into the kitchen.
- Clean up your computer desktop and phone. Delete files that you no longer need, organize the ones that you do, put the more frequently used app icons in a folder on your home page of your phone and set a new, fresh backdrop wallpaper.
- Empty your purse out weekly. Pick up a little makeup bag to hold things like bobby pins, lipsticks, gum, pens and kleenex. Organize recipes and throw away trash. Make your purse work for you.
- Reset your home nightly. Walk through your home and put away everything that you got out during the day, load the dishwasher, throw a load of laundry in the wash, throw away all papers that you don't need, sweep the kitchen floor, wipe down counters and stove after cooking dinner, take out the trash and recycling. Resetting doesn't have to take any longer than 10-15 minutes.
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