I found this stat in Forbes ASAP: The typical executive wastes 150 hours a year (almost an entire month), searching for lost information.
If you find yourself wasting time looking for paperwork and electronic files, ask an organized person in your office or a professional organizer to help you get better organized at the office.
Do not be embarrassed to ask for help because you think you should know how to organize. Organizing is a learned skill, one you probably didn’t learn in school.
You’re not embarrassed to ask for help when your car needs an oil change, your child needs a haircut or your faucet springs a leak. Ask for organizing help and start spending the newfound 150 hours a week on something more productive than looking for things.
How about your refrigerator? Organizing your refrigerator will help you and your family find things faster, discover when something needs to be restocked and avoid buying duplicates. Round up and store like items together.
Designate each section on the door to a category such as salad dressings, condiments, hot sauces and dessert toppings.
In the drawers, categories include meats and cheeses, vegetables and fruits.
Designate one shelf for leftovers and another for products needed for upcoming dinner preparation. Another shelf can contain pickles, relish and pickled peppers.
If you buy similar products often, such as yogurt, store it in the same section of your refrigerator each time you shop. This makes it easier to grab when you’re in a hurry.
Once the refrigerator is organized share your layout with your family so they can maintain your plan. Use a labeler on shelves and drawers if you think love ones will need reminders.