Your spaces, and how you organize them, are a reflection of yourself. Let’s talk about two very personal spaces (outside the home), that may be a daily challenge.
- Is your wallet bulging with miscellaneous papers and receipts?
- Are you struggling to find the appropriate credit card when making a purchase?
- Can you find the proper medical papers to present to the Dr. for an appt?
- Is there a ton of loose change on the bottom of your handbag?
- Can you find the gift cards for the store you are shopping in?
- Have you walked into Bed, Bath, and Beyond, countless times, and forgotten to take the coupons?
When your wallet is bursting, and all those crumpled receipts and dollar bills have no order to them , it’s time to clean out. In fact, it is a great habit to weed on a schedule. If every day is not realistic, then try to weed weekly. Control the chaos. Pick a day, any day, and empty out the entire wallet. Know what stuff you have in there. It shouldn’t be a mystery, it’s yours.
Put your currency in order, place the loose change in a designated jar, and most importantly label your receipts. Most stores have a computer print out with the description of the item on it, but often there are some that have an ambiguous cryptic code, or secret department number, and you have no clue what you have just purchased.
Tip #1: On top of every receipt, jot down the item or for whom you purchased for, so if you should need to return or exchange, you will avoid frantically pulling out wads of paper and having to search and read each and every one. Make life easier for yourself. It’s good to be organized.
Tip #2: Corral store gift cards and coupons in a labeled Ziploc or use (a zippered pencil case works too) and keep them in your purse, or leave them in your car in a designated place. This way, whenever you shop the stores, you will have them when you need them and know where to access them.
Solution: You can opt to purchase this purse organizer below that can be transferred from bag to bag.
Does your car look like a bomb hit it? ‘Fess up;
- Is yesterday’s coffee still in the cup holder?
- Are their clothes, paper, toys, snacks, used tissues, and random things scattered all about?
- Is there adequate room for passengers?
- Would you be embarrassed to give a friend a lift?
- Is your outside of your car clean? How often do you wash it?
It doesn’t matter whether you have a luxury car or a jalopy; whether you’re working or just busy; Messy is messy.
Tip#1: Try to empty the car at the end of every day. Avoid looking like it’s another home on wheels.
Tip #2: Keep a small trash bag in the car to maintain the unwanted paper, food, drink, tissues.
Tip #3: Organize the glove compartment and center console with essentials you continually search for ; hand cream, glasses, loose change, and keep emergency items handy.
Cargo pockets for kid’s toys and crafts
Handy Organizer for sunglasses and cell phone
“On the go” does not have to mean “disorganized. ” Organize your personal spaces and be ready for multiple activities and incoming receipts.
It’s not your entire house, it’s just 2 zones…you can manage it, right? Need to talk about it? I am here, let’s have a conversation.