I don’t know about you but I hate to lose things! Anything, it doesn’t matter what it is; a hair clip, a recipe, a phone number, or my passport. I go ballistic if I can’t find it. So I save myself and others the Wrath of Me by not losing anything. I don’t have a perfect track record but it is rare if I lose anything. [And I have now probably jinxed myself, thank you very much.] I pride myself on being pretty organized. But what came first the chicken or the egg? Am I organized because I hate losing things? I don’t know that answer but who cares the result is still the same.
I was visiting my client S the other day and I found myself skimming his bookshelf when a title popped out at me.
It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys: The Seven-Step Path to Becoming Truly Organized by Marilyn Paul, Ph.D.
This title got me thinking about keys.
Keys seemed to be high on the “what-people-constantly-lose” list. Those minutes one spends tearing the house apart looking for the car keys morning after morning adds up to hours, or even days, in the course of a year. You don’t want to arrive at work crabby and late for the conference call. A date with AAA is not the way you want to start off your workweek. Your kids should not have to serve detention for missing homeroom because you couldn’t find the keys. Do I dare mention how bitter you’re going be when you get home to the torn apart house you had forgotten you created.
Time is money people; don’t waste it looking for little metal things hanging on a ring! Buy a KEY HOOK!
I swear by the key hook! Hang it right by the door and train yourself and your mate to deposit the invaluable shiny ring of keys on the hook before you even close the door.
*It might sound silly but remember… It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys.