With a chronic illness like lupus -- that can leave one achy and fatigued -- the idea of tackling home organization may seem quite challenging.
But professionals emphasize that organizing can be made easy by breaking down to-dos into short time installments and performing them during the time of day that you have the most energy.
Tips for Spring Tidying
- Break tasks into five- to 15-minute time segments
- Place cleaning items in every bathroom in your house
- Buy two vacuums if your house has a second story
- Have a running to-do list that gets re-prioritized daily
- Keep a calendar and bills in a central location
- Designate one place for keys, mail and cell phones
- Remove newspapers from your house within a week
- Keep two bright-colored file folders for important items on your desk and remove all unnecessary paper from the area
- Reduce confusion by keeping just one calendar
- Store files in open crates that are on wheels
- Get rid of sticky notes and keep a single notebook
- Replace hangers with hooks for quick clothes organization
* taken from the Spring 2007 issue of Lupus Now magazine. Written by Michelle Rogers Ponte.