This is an article I wrote for Hemel Today, The Gazette, read the full article here.
1. Utilise a diary and to-do list
Writing appointments in a paper or electronic diary as soon as you make them prevents them being forgotten and avoids double-booking. Refer to your diary frequently and create a to-do list around commitments in your diary. Prioritise tasks on your to-do list on a Sunday for the week ahead.
2. Have a ‘home’ for everything in your home
Creating a home for important things such as birth certificates, mortgage documents, etc, means you always know where they are. Having a home for everything else is equally as important, so that items are returned when finished with and can be found easily the next time they are needed. If something doesn’t have a home, question whether you actually need it or do you need to make space for it by removing something else? Labelling storage boxes and files identifies things more easily when needed.