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Timesaver: Never Enter Or Leave Or Empty A Room Empty-Handed



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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  • Great suggestion for a person who struggles with ADD. - by SILVERVANILLA84
  • I was a waitress when I was younger, and it never occurred to me to use this idea at home. Thanks for the tip, I will do this for sure. - by LATEBIRD
  • Super idea!! Not only am I going to do this I'm going to try to have my kids do it too. emoticon - by MAMALAW
  • waitress trick... emoticon never thought of it that way... I always do this at home and yes! it works! thanks for sharing... - by CICOCICO
  • What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! - by JASI27
    Yep, This is really good. Nurses do this too and it really works. emoticon - by DYCARPENTER1
    Love your suggestion. Going to work on this today!! - by ROZEEROZ1
  • i do this too..thanks for publishing another good idea - by TWINKIEQUEEN

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