Like with like.
Everybody knows this "rule." Here's how to apply it.
1. When you are deciding where to put things - you want to put them with other things like them. That way you will always know where to begin looking for them. (Example - automotive section, tools, painting supplies)
2. When you are deciding where to file papers - you want to put them with papers that are similar (Example - house papers, vital documents, interests)
3. When you are deciding how to organize your time - you want to group similar activities together. This will save you time. (Example - places to go, people to call, things to buy).
By putting like things with like things, you will find that it's faster and easier to locate things.
In order to put like things together, though, you have to have created places for things to go in the first place. This is where your schematic comes in. Use it for deciding where things go.
Make a plan, and stick to it.
Use your schematic to plan where things should go in your home. This should be done away from the messy area. After you make the plan, begin implementing it. You can make changes as you go along.
Have a terrific day!
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