Grouping like things in one container
This might seem elementary to those who are further along the path than me, but I recently had an AH-HA moment. I'd grouped office supplies into one small plastic tub on a pantry shelf. Then I gathered all the flashlights into a tub on the same shelf. THEN I gathered extra soap, shampoo, etc into anothter tub on that shelf.
This seems so elementary, but I'd never done it before. I had flashlights in every room, thinking I'd "need it there" if the power went off. The problem is, every time the power does go off, I can never find a flashlight! Now they are ALL in the same place & it's a place I can find in the dark.
Same with the pencils, staples, soap, etc. They are all in one place, and it's a place I can both find and remember. I used to have them where I tought I'd use them, but could never find them when I needed them.
Elementary to most of you, but a real eye-opener to me! Sometimes the most basic things are the hardest to see.