It’s no secret that one of the best ways to simplify your life is to get organized. And when it comes to organizing your home, one of the biggest factors is what to keep and where to keep it all.

We’ve all heard that famous saying, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.”

It’s obvious what the phrase means… it’s the notion that everything should have a place to be stored and that it should be returned back to that place when it’s not in use.

So, in our pursuit of simplicity, it is so important to designate a home for everything.

But, do you ever find that there are times during our endless efforts to get organized when we know we assigned a home for everything (we’re sure of it!) but somehow, there are still piles of random stuff lying around?

Now yes,  if we actually took inventory of those piles, we might just realize that most of the items do in fact have a particular home, but maybe we’re just too crazy busy to actually take the time to tidy up and put them away.

I’ll be honest, that happens to me more often than you think. Over the years, I’ve definitely developed the habit of tidying up every day, but sometimes life happens and I don’t always make it a priority. Like I’ve always said, I’m not perfect… we’re on this journey together!

But sometimes it’s not a matter of not taking the time to put things away. Sometimes, those random piles of clutter are the result of not having a designated home for one particular category.

It’s a category that most people don’t ever even realize they need a designated home for.

What category am I referring to? It’s your pending projects and to-dos.

We all have them. Little and big projects, that for whatever reason aren’t completed, fixed, or finalized. And meanwhile, while we try to find the time to complete them, where do we put them? Well, anywhere of course! Anywhere we can see them as a reminder to ourselves to do them.

On today’s episode of Life Made Simple I give you an inside look at some of those “pending to-do” items cluttering up my own home and how to find a special designated home to keep them all in.


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