A great tidbit I learned from the restaurant industry is called F.I.F.O. First in First Out, is an easy way to remind one to rotate inventory every time new inventory comes in. This is a great, easy to remember trick for keeping an organized home too.
First in First Out (F.I.F.O.) will make you stop to think about what has been pushed to the back of the closet, cabinet, garage or any number of places in the home. Go ahead and start pulling out the old and bringing in the new. You'll feel the difference. Get in the habit of rotating your possessions and you'll see in no time that your home has become fit, lean, and fun.
Let's visit the kitchen pantry together. What would we discover? Maybe some out of date potatoes? Possibly several expired can foods? A few ingredients you're holding onto to make that dish? You know the one which you really won't get around to making because it isn't your favorite or takes to much work. If you're like most people you are shaking your head yes.
Today why don't you give the fridge and pantry a face lift. See what you have, get rid of expired items, and take inventory of the items purchased. A good habit to get into is checking your fridge and pantry before shopping in order to avoid over shopped crammed shelves and drawers. Keep it F.I.F.O. from know on.
Having an organized home takes consistent effort. You can't expect to work out once a month and be fit and tone. Unless you are 5 or won the lottery gene pool. Very few of us have that much luck, so we all benefit from tips, tricks, and positive effort.
I have been called "naturally " organized, but in reality I keep my home fit and lean with effort. When areas get out of control I make a point to put aside the time to exercise my organizing muscles. This guarantees that my favorite clothes don't get buried or pushed to the back of the drawers or closets. So get up and practice your organizing muscle with F.I.F.O in mind.