What can you do to minimize that cash drain? Get organized! That’s right. You can reduce the number of gallons of gas you burn if you follow these simple tips.
1. Organize your errands.
Make a list of your errands, then organize them into a travel plan. Write down all your errands and then think what stops are near each other so you can create a gas-saving route for yourself.
2. Keep a shopping list handy.
Create a running shopping list on your fridge, in your office, and in your storage area where you store bulk items like paper towels or reams of paper. Writing a list to shop with will prevent you from forgetting items.
3. Don’t duplicate your purchases.
If you keep similar items together, you will reduce the chances of misplacing or losing items and repurchasing them unnecessarily.
4. Stay home and organize.
Tackle the area of your home you tend to ignore, and get it organized. You will be doing something highly productive without driving anywhere!
5. Establish a family organizing time.
Get your whole family involved and have organizing mornings or nights. Together, organize a room that everyone uses, like the family room or kitchen. Make it fun–turn on the music or plan a reward for completion like watching a moving afterwards or playing your favorite board game.
6. Enjoy your nest!
Stay home just to enjoy your own beautiful surroundings. Yes, there are many places to go, but when it comes to family and leisure time, your home is a wonderful sanctuary. An organized dwelling provides calmness, security, and peace of mind with plenty of space for fun activities or simply relaxing.
by Susan Lovallo