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own clothes. When we got to the camp, the other leader found that her daughter forgot her underwear and some other things. As she stood there screaming about this, I began to unpack my bags and found that I brought my toothbrush, but forgot the toothpaste. My daughter, however, remembered and packed it. She also remembered the hairdryer, another item I forgot. She was organized and didn’t forget anything. My excuse for being unorganized on this particular trip (as I can usually am pretty well organized for vacation) is that I just didn’t want to be there and was probably hoping that I would forget something that could send me home. As my children grew older, I taught them to be more organized. They learned how to do chores, the importance of taking out the garbage every day and doing dishes. They learned how to do their own laundry and the importance of why these things had to be done. Teach your kids the value of organizing their money. You can teach them the budget system. One system that I used was to give them their allowance in cash and some envelopes. I had them mark each envelope with what they planned to use the money on. They deposited a few dollars at a time in these envelopes and when they had enough money, could do as planned. This taught them the value of saving for something as well as budgeting their money. It helped them when they opened their checking accounts. You should start teaching your kids organization tools as soon as they are old enough to understand the concept. Do not try to force them to do things that they are not yet old enough to do as this will only frustrate them. But give them a good example (sans my camping trip packing) and show them how as well as teach them why they are doing something. As they get older, give them leeway to do things themselves. If they forget something, do not berate them. Use it as a learning tool. Use these tips in this book to not only help you organize your life, but also to pass on your organization to others, such as your children and even co-workers, yourself. By being organized, everyone feels better about their life and also has a bit more security and control over their life which sometimes seems as though it is out of control. Do not allow yourself or anyone in your family to feel as though they are a hamster spinning on a wheel. Learn to organize your life, home and work with the easy lessons learned in this book.

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