- Dear Les is More: How do you organize the stuff in your car?
Every night I want you to take out that day’s trash. The McDonald wrappers and the Dunkin Donuts coffee cups get tossed away—but do not stop there—when you have a moment (and it really only takes a few of these moments) decide what you want from your car—is it a home office or a mode of transportation. If it’s your home office then go to Staples and buy any one of the Peter Walsh organizers to help you (I do like the small receipt binder with the pockets, and notepad) get organized. If you spend 1 minute a day being organized in your car it will not look like a reactor accident when you need it to be nice on a date. Have an Organized Day!
Dear LesIsMore: My hang bag is a mess. There are never enough zippers or spaces for everything I need—what can I do?
Do you clean it out nightly? What about cleaning it weekly? That is the first step to an organized handbag. Get rid of the trash. Stand over your trash can and purge, purge, purge. Now you are ready to put only the essentials in your handbag.
Now for people who think their handbag is an extension of their car and need to shoulder 30 pounds of stuff in it—there are extra pockets you can buy to put in the middle of the handbag. These are called “Purse Organizers” and there are quite a few of them. My favorites are the “pouchee” (www.pouchee.com) and Plaid Doctrine (www.plaiddoctrine.com) –Now you can change your handbag and be organized in seconds. Each one has many many pockets and you can use the extra space to find your cell phone, keys and wallet in a second instead of hunting through your bag—you can see everything-because everything is in a separate pocket. Genius- Have an Organized Day. Les Is More