Without getting up from your chair, do you know exactly where:
- your keys are?
- your 2009 tax documents are?
- your car’s registration is? (If you own a car.)
- your winter gloves are?
- your social security card is?
- your flashlight is?
- your phone charger is?
How did you do? Were you able to answer at least five of the questions exactly? All seven? One?
Except for your keys and maybe your phone charger, you’re probably okay with not knowing exactly where the other items on this list are currently located. However, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to waste time hunting for these items the next time you need them?
What do you need to do to find a place for all your possessions and have everything in its place? Do you need to file your important papers? Switch out your winter and summer clothes? Set up a reception station in your home with a place to store your keys each evening and charge your phone? Clean out your bedside table and make a storage place for a flashlight?
If you know where all seven items on the list are located, is there anything in your home that doesn’t have a permanent home that should? What items are constantly out of place in your home and might need a new permanent place to live?