A place for everything and everything in its place

December 12, 2020
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By Julie Short

Mansfield Record

No matter the size of your space, it will be easier to keep it in order if you have a specific place for things.

There are many options for containers and furniture with built-in storage to help with this. The hard part is being diligent to put the things back into their correct place.

I suggest giving yourself a break. For instance, when it comes to kids’ toys, it would be great if all the cars were in one container, all the dinosaurs in another and so on. But, if you can get the kids to just pick up the toys and get them into a container, I say you call it a win.

When it comes to your toiletries, it would be great if all of your make up, facial cleansers, hair products, etc. were organized into specific drawers or containers, but if you don’t have the time, at least get them put away and the organizing can happen at a later date when you have more time.

Little ways to organize but not get too regimented about it will help you stay on track and stick with it.

Julie Short has been married to her husband, Stoney, since 1997. She is currently working on a series of books known as Julie’s Simple Solutions. She is a Mansfield resident, business owner and member of the Mansfield City Council.

Find her book “Cleaning Your House in Minutes a Day” at https://www.amazon.com/Cleaning-Your-House-Minutes-Day/dp/1949563103

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