Monday, August 20, 2007

Secrets from the Playbook 8/20/2007

Another installment in my series on how to accomplish more with less (time, energy, or money)...

Strategy of the Week: One Place for Things
This strategy is just about simplifying and being careful to not over organize yourself! Below is a few ways in which I have employed this strategy in my life.

Tip #1 of the Week: Have one calendar for everything.
Write it all done in one place, don't split it up - too easy to mess up. Then you only have to look in one place. Find what works best for you. This is the best choice for me. The week's appointments on one page and a sheet to list my to-dos on the other - I can plan out the week this way.

Tip #2 of the Week: Use the pillowcase to hold the set of sheets.
Instead of looking through the whole linen closet to find a matching set of sheets. Just store a complete set in one of the pillowcases - this also helps if you don't want to take the time to fold the sheets perfectly :-).

Tip #3 of the Week: Sort your utensils as you load them in the dishwasher.
At first, it takes a while to get yourself in this mode. But it sure does cut down the time it takes to unload the dishwasher. And once you've been doing it for a while, it becomes automatic and you don't even think about it.

And yes, I am going to work on that logo. It was my first foray into PS Elements. Bear with my learning curve.


Misti said...

SCORE on the pillowcases. Next time I feel like arranging the laundry closet I am so going to do that!

(by way of Kasie's blog. I'm from N. Richland Hills, btw. :) )

Rose Welty said...

Misti, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I've had a poke around your website - nice site. You've got alot to say and show! I must get busy myself and learn some of those tricks!

Katherine said...

Wow - how obvious is the pillow case one!