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Simple Daily Organization to Help Keep It Together

I constantly lose and misplace things. Here are a few of the tricks I use to keep the things I use daily in order. (Over at Babble.)

· comments [8] · 03-7-2013 · categories:the home ·

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  • 1 julie // Mar 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Bon Ami comes in a spray?? Who knew?! :D (noticing your Grocery List!)

  • 2 Bev // Mar 8, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Some great ideas! I think you’ve given me things for my to-do list!

  • 3 Seanna Lea // Mar 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Those are some good ideas. I am really bad with keys, but not because I lose them. Mostly because I forget to bring them with me, so they are almost always at home. I’ve definitely had to wait for my husband to get home before to be let in.

  • 4 Jen // Mar 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    My thing with keys is forgetting if I’ve locked the door and having to come back and check. Because I have left the door unlocked. I’ve even forgotten to close the door!

    If I sense that I’m in a distractable state of mind, then I say to something to myself while I’m locking the door like, “it’s a sunny Friday in March, and I have locked the door.” If I’m in a super distractable state, then I repeat this to myself until I’m at the sidewalk, to make sure it’s firmly lodged in my mind.

    I keep my keys in one of those trifold key wallets to enclose the keys so they don’t shred my coat pocket linings. I usually throw it down open onto the stool next to the door on my way in. I realized recently that if I close the keycase as I’m picking up my things to go out the door, I’m liable to just put it in my pocket without locking the door. So now I make sure not to fold it closed until I’ve locked the door.

  • 5 Kirstin // Mar 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I like the look of that style wallet. Could you pass along a brand please?

  • 6 megan // Mar 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Julie – it does!

  • 7 megan // Mar 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Sranan lea – hee! I my keys in the hand rule applies to when I leave the house as well.

  • 8 megan // Mar 11, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Bev – it’s a Hobo International wallet bought in sale at a Nordstrom Rack. It’s got a zippered coin pocket in the back and it holds a good amount without being huge.

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