You’ve probably noticed that the more organized you are, the more smoothly your life goes. You don’t waste time in the morning searching for socks and car keys. You don’t forget to pack your toothbrush before you zip up your carry-on, and you show up on time.
But few of us, if any, started our lives organized.
Most of us can relate to my five-year-old daughter—the one who dumps her toys onto her bedroom floor before she plays with them. By noon, her bedroom carpet is covered with tiny dolls, plastic ponies, and fake jewelry. It’s a minefield. Any wrong step could send a parent to the hospital for emergency foot surgery—a tiera-ectomy. Of course, this is the same child who can never find her toys.
If we’re honest with ourselves, we can all remember our childhood, with parents constantly reminding us to clean our rooms and pick up after ourselves. Our parents had discovered the power of organization and the freedom it gives us to live our lives. With time we learned the same thing—that the right tools in the right place at the right time make all the difference.
That’s why FranklinPlanner.com is here. Our goal is to help you keep up with the rhythm of your life. And hopefully, as you model organized behavior, those sweet children can learn to be tidier as well. At least we can hope.
Here are a few tools to help you along the way.