Wondering how to tackle what’s behind closed doors and stuffed under the bed? Challenge everyone (slobs and neatniks alike) to an all-day purge-a-thon. At the end of the day, the person with the cleanest, most clutter-free room wins. Prizes can range from cash to services, such as the “runner-up” washing the winner’s car, or a special dinner out for the whole family. In the end, there are no losers, just winners.
The key to organized travel is to replenish and organize your toiletry kit immediately upon returning from a trip. Every time. This way, you’ll avoid the last minute, I’ve-got-to-run-to-the-drugstore rush to get it together before heading out of town.
Time management is not so much about saving time as it is about maximizing what little time we have. In other words; so what if it takes you 20 minutes now to do something, such as setting up a year’s worth of hair or dentist appointments, as long as it saves time three, six or nine months from now?