16 April 2011

Divide and conquer

When it comes to saving money, being organized is a key feature. If you can't find what you need when you need it you'll end up spending money to buy more. When you already have the ingredients or item that's pure waste.  A simple and easy way to keep your belongings organized is the divide and conquer method. For example in the kitchen put your plastic utensils in one holder and your steel in another. Keep drawers organized with simple dividers (you can make them out of cut down cereal boxes).  Use non-skid liner in the bottom of drawers to keep dividers and loose utensils in place (you can get it in rolls from a $2 type shop).  Recipe books should be in the kitchen, children's books in the family room and reference books in the office or study. Create zones for your belongings, keeping like items together.  If you don't have room for separate zones, keep like items together and create mini zones within that space. Then when you have finished using something make sure it always goes back to it's correct place and you'll never waste money buying  something you know you have but just can't find.

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