BECALM is managed in 6 simple steps rendering calm or quiet within your home and within you.
B – Start by bundling all of your like items together in piles.
E – Then take a look at each pile and eliminate the items that are old; broken; unused; or out of style. Ask a friend to help you decide if you are having problems making choices. Sometimes all it takes is an extra pair of eyes that are objective to your situation.
C – Now create a home for each of the remaining bundles. This home will be the go to place when you ever want that item in the future. In other words all your First Aid items will be stored in a designated area for First Aid and all your batteries will be together in another spot. This will ensure that you no longer have to “hunt down” anything when you need it.
A – Next assign relevant storage to each of those grouped items in their designated places. Your stationery in a drawer organizer will most probably be stored in a completely different manner than your important documents in the filing cabinet.
L – Remember to label all of your storage containers; organizers; shelving etc. This will help you identify the exact area and container that each like item is stored in.
M – Finally maintenance is of the utmost importance. You do not want to have to go through this process again in 6 months. You maintain a system by utilizing it daily.
- Every time you take something down, you put it back up.
- Every time you use something, you put it back in its spot.
- Every time you run out of something, you replace it.