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9 of 10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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By Lorie Marrero, Good Housekeeping

                               

Mistake 9: Not communicating your system to others

You finished organizing your pantry and keep opening the door to admire your hard work. But two weeks later, your pantry is a mess again! Other family members may not always follow your systems, but if you label storage spaces and make and your system easy and obvious as possible to maintain, you will make your job much easier. Whenever you can, orient people to the new system and explain exactly what they need to do to keep it looking nice.

Photo Credit: Andersen Ross

by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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suziejax
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

LOL all I can do is laugh at this. I do this BUT my husband & son do not listen to it. My dd does.

arpazia
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 3:15 PM
I'm the one who does the messing up!
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Kaci
by Kaci on Oct. 26, 2013 at 4:22 PM
LOL ditto!

Quoting suziejax:

LOL all I can do is luagh at this. I do this BUT my husband & son do not listen to it. My dd does.

Bmat
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Yes I have done this, and it helps.

Madelaine
by Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM

yep

krys1025
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Great tip this happens all the time to me

imandia4
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

 Yep I have done this before. And wondered why oh why it is back to square one. But they can also ask about it too. It goes both ways. Sometimes I am busy and odn't think about it.

sanj1213
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Learned this the hard way lol

lalasmama2007
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Even if I communicated it to him, he wouldn't listen. lol

Lisha77
by Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:48 PM
Sometimes they don't even read the labels.
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