11. Learn To Delegate Cleaning And Organizing Tasks
It’ll be easier to declutter your home if it’s a team effort. Go through your to-do list and find tasks you can delegate to your spouse and kids. Create a list of responsibilities for each member of the family and distribute it to them. Review the list with them every week to make sure everything gets done.
Teach your kids how to get organized so you don’t have to pick up after them every day. For your spouse, maybe it’s mowing the lawn or making sure all the wires behind the TV and laptops are not tangled.
12. Create A Centralized Family Or Work Information Center
To keep up with schedules and tasks, you need to coordinate with your family and co-workers.
Use a synchronized calendar app, where every member of your team or family can enter new updates, schedules and tasks that every member can see. Doing this avoids conflicting schedules and keeps everyone informed of each other’s activities and whereabouts. You can also do this using big whiteboards.
13. Practice Putting Things Away Immediately
All your hard work creating a dedicated space for your stuff will be wasted if you don’t actually implement it. Things can pile up quickly, sometimes in as little as a few hours if you have kids.
Keep the calm and organized ambiance of your home (and life) by putting things away, immediately after you’re done using them. This practice only takes a few minutes but it’ll save you a lot of cleaning time later on.
14. Create A List Of Your Passwords In A Safe App Or Offline File
Passwords are very important in keeping your privacy and security. Unfortunately, using the same password for everything is bad, while having a lot of different passwords is secure but difficult to remember.
15. Unsubscribe From Unread Email Newsletters, Magazines And Other Subscriptions
If you subscribe to a number of newsletters, blogs and other online publications, but haven’t read a single email from them in 3 months, just unsubscribe. You probably won’t read any of their content, anyway. While you’re at it, unsubscribe from unread magazines, catalogues and junk mail. It’s just a waste of money and space, especially if you don’t read them.
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