FOUR: Morgenstern preaches a system she calls S.P.A.C.E., for Sort similar items, Purge duplicates and things that are stained and obsolete, Assign a home for keys, phone, coupons and other essentials, Containerize with appropriately-sized satchels, and Equalize for end-of-day tidying and maintenance.
FIVE: Park what you can at the office. If you have a desk to call your home-away-from-home, stash your on-the-go makeup, an extra cell charger, and a pair of pumps there.
SIX: File your receipts. They add up in a flash. Keep them organized as you go along and tax time will be a breeze.
SEVEN: Make it a ritual: Organize and re-pack your bag every Sunday night, right after you finish packing those school and camp bags. "Just like you are going on a trip," said Wendy Walsh.
And when you are done, she said, the payoff will be big. "Our thoughts will be more clear because our environment is more organized."