Create an Errands Center Mini Zone
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A simple yet effective approach to controlling clutter is to establish “mini zones”—compact areas in your home that house everything you need to complete routine tasks or activities. Mini zones are covered in detail in my online workshop Quick + Simple Clutter Control (which starts this Thursday, April 8th).
In the meantime, to whet your mini zone appetite, here’s a simple and fun idea that will make your weekly errand shopping a notch more efficient. Put together an errands mini zone, stocked with everything you need to plan and execute errands and shopping trips. Creating your errands mini zone is as simple as corralling the following items into a basket or bin.
- A pre-printed grocery list / menu planning sheet
- Paper or note pads for other shopping lists
- Pens or pencils
- A recipe binder loaded with your favorite recipes and meal ideas
- A clipboard to use while shopping
- Store circulars
- Small accordion file for coupons, gift cards and frequent buyer cards
Now all that’s left to do is shop!
P.S. If you’d like more ideas for creating clutter-busting mini zones plus a host of other terrific clutter control solutions, join me in Quick + Simple Clutter Control. Class begins Thursday—so learn more today!