- You walk in the door and put everything down . . . for now.
- You get undressed and drop your clothes on the floor . . .for now.
- You unload the dishwasher and leave dishes on the counter . . . for now.
- You bring groceries and other purchases into the house and set them down . . . for now.
- You put the mail on the kitchen table, the kitchen counter, your desk, an end table . . . for now.
- You really intend to get right back to these things but days, weeks, months later, things are still where you left them . . . for now.
Put it away now.
- Have a place for your keys, umbrella, purse, diaper bag and put them there when you walk in the house.
- Don’t leave your clothes on the floor or on a chair. Put them away or into the laundry . . . now.
- Put all the dishes and pots and pans all the way away, when you unload the dishwasher.
- Put the groceries and your purchases away as soon as you get home. (I confess. In times fairly long past, I forgot to put away perishables until they had perished. Being disorganized costs money. Lots of money!!)
- Have a place for your mail and a time to go through it. Open it next to a wastebasket, it will save time.
Lead by example. Don’t expect your family to catch on immediately.
Find solutions for your problems, not problems for your solutions.
Pick it up, don’t pass it up.