In working full time with the clients of Simply Organized Life over the last two years, I have met some wonderfully interesting intelligent people. One of the common threads among my clients is that they seem to have a thirst for knowledge, particularly the written word. Everyone wants to know how they can find more time to read the books, magazines and newspapers piled up around their house.
At the core of my organizing philosophy is the belief that if we are able to organize the more mundane details of life (laundry, cleaning, cooking, etc.) we will have time for the things we love, such as reading. That being said, in 2007 there is way more information to read than any of us have the time to keep up with. So we have to be a bit selective in choosing (and keeping) our reading material.
Here are some tips:
- An old newspaper is like a used Kleenex. Recycle newspapers more than a couple of days old.
- Limit the number of magazines by using a container, such as a basket to store them in one place.
- Practice the one in, one out rule for books. If you buy a new book, donate or sell an old one.