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Do you Pile it? Stop being a Pilot.

So unless you are might be licensed to fly a plane you are not a pilot.  But that is not what we are taking about. What do I mean by Pilot? Do you make piles of stuff?  Do you pile it up.  Stop it.

Here it the rule ~

Don’t be a Pilot! No Piles allowed.

No Piles of Anything! No, not even neat ones.

This rule will save you hours of wasted time when you learn to follow it.

Stacking things develops bad habits. Stacks of items tend to grow into unmanageable piles of clutter and chaos that then takes hours to clean and sort them.

Looking a stacks or piles of stuff is stressful. It is a constant reminder that there is something to be done.

Look at areas of your home where things tend to be “stacked” or piled up. This could be your mail, the laundry, dishes etc.

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I have said before that if you will fold and hang your laundry when you take it out of the dryer it is easier to put away – Do not let it pile up.  If you need more tips on this go to my prior post on laundry tips do-you-have-a-monster-in-your-house.

Mail has the ongoing potential for a pile up. Clutter can be due to indecision. Be brutal,  make a decison about  your mail and bills then they come in.  Deal with them right away or place them only temporarily in the inbox.  Read more about dealing with mail and papers Click here.

Better yet go paperless.

You will always know where to find your statements. I am a huge fan of online banking. Most banks offer online banking. If you are not taking advantage of it you are wasting money. By using online banking don’t have to order as many checks or pay postage to mail your bill payments.   Your bank may even offer electronic reminders, you can avoid the hassle of paper bills, making extra trips to your bank or worrying about checks being lost in the mail. In addition, paying your bills online keeps all of your billing records in one easy-to-find place. You can also set up automatic payments using your debit or credit card. Banking online can make your banking life much easier and reduce your paper clutter.

Dish Issues = clutter

In my house I am cooking all the time. Dishes are another area that could create a pileup. All dishes go immediately into the dishwasher or get washed in the sink after use. Don’t  leave them in other areas or allowing them to pile up. When Mr. Man cooks he cleans as he goes which is wonderful. Unfortunately he does not cook enough, in my opinion.

Don’t put things down put them up.

The next time you are piling things up, stop and ask yourself how much longer it would take to put things away. It may take a couple extra minutes now, but will save you even more time and effort in the future.

You can do be organized and I’m here to help.  I love your comments.

If you like what I have to say feel free to re-blog.  Help yourself, help me and help others.Pam's Bee.jpg

 

#organized #disorganization #clutter #family #momlife #parenting #dadlife

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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

19 thoughts on “Do you Pile it? Stop being a Pilot.

  1. Ah! The evils of piles…I can see a few beginning. Being out side so much have allowed the inside piles to begin…thanks to your tip, I’m going to use this rainy moment to nip em before they grow out of my control!

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  2. Ugh… I learned the hard way to put the laundry away fast… I always fold/hang it right away. However, once I left the basket of folded clothes sitting out. Well, I never know when the people next door are going on a cigarette binge. I came home from work and the entire basket of clean clothes reeked of cigarette smoke…
    Good tips, Pamela. Hugs.

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  3. “not even neat ones” Lol That’s funny. I’ve discovered over the years it takes more effort to keep those piles stacked neatly than to just put them away (or better yet, just get rid of most of the stuff!).

    “Don’t put things down put them up.” Great catchphrase!

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      1. I do have a basket in the living room where I put paperwork, and I go through it whenever it gets full. The dishes are my weak spot. I think I’d rather clean a toilet than do dishes! Dishes are too repetitive and never-ending!

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