Repeat after me: Post-It Notes are our friends…

Peg Gets Organized, Part Three! And not a minute too soon!

Post-It notes can get you organized and help you stay that way.

Yeah, I was skeptical when Elizabeth Mayhew first suggested it, too.

Then I got some. Then I used them. And it does help. (Of course, it helps if you can find the Post-It notes when you need them. If you still need help – go back to Post 1 and Post 2).

Here’s what Elizabeth suggests. I second the recommendation.

Use the FINDS method (Flag It Now. Don’t Stall. )

• Catalogs cross breed and multiply. Use Post-It Flags to identify the items you want to buy and act on it fast. After a month of saving and flagging catalogues, cancel subscriptions to any that remain un-flagged to save paper and decrease your clutter.

• Post-It Flag Highlighter pens are like the coolest thing ever. When a bill comes into the house, highlight the due date and mark the bill with a Post-it Flag to indicate that you have not paid it yet, drawing attention and demanding future action.

• Post-It Durable Tabs make dandy file markers. Use them to label bank statements, monthly credit card bills, investment documents and anything else you deem important.

Get control of your closet

• Here’s a dandy tip: Flag every item in your closet with a Post-It. Remove the flag when you wear the item. In a few months, consider donating the items that still have flags. I did it and my closet has way more room. (Makes me want to go shopping.)

As I said earlier, knowing where you put the Post-It notes is the first step. But once you figure that out, man are these things nifty.

Good luck.

Linda’s note: My thanks to Elizabeth Mayhew for helping us get organized and to my pal Peg McGuire for being the test subject.

Read the entire series here.

xoxo Linda Would you like my Favorite Tips for a Well-Decorated Home? Click here!

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