Timesaver: Never Enter Or Leave Or Empty A Room Empty-Handed
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My favorite timesaver for keeping the house neater is an old waitress trick: never enter or leave a room empty-handed. There's always something that belongs somewhere else--the kitchen, recycle bin, trash, another room, etc. so I grab one or two things to "drop off" things along the way. By the end of the day or evening, everything is put back where it should be, but it seems effortless.
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Start a load of laundry, then grab an empty laundry basket, set a timer, and go from room to room and pick up anything in each room that doesn't belong there. Make one circuit to pick-up and one circuit to deliver, emptying the basket. If you noticed trash while doing Pick-Up, set the timer again and empty and pick-up all the trash.
When you are done you'll have a feeling of accomplishment from picking up and rebooting the laundry.
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