Tip #5: Have a home for everything, and keep it there(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)
Ok, ok, it might sound vaguely like something your mother would say, and for good reason. Think about this: if you didn’t know where you lived, you would wander around aimlessly. Eventually you would find a place, but it might not be a place you want to be.
It’s easier to find things next time when you know where to find them now.
Now, think of the mail that comes in each day. Do you have a place for it? Or is it stacking up in corners, on countertops and shoved in the bottom of your bag? Imagine if you had a designated place for the mail. It would be put there, bills wouldn’t get lost, letters would be read and frustration minimized. Get the picture?
Now, go get the mail and find a place for it. Then, find a place for the stapler, and the pens, and those bills…