Home Organization – Launching Pad

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional organizer Janet Schiesl shares tips for using a launching pad to get organized.

    Janet Schiesl

    Janet Schiesl is the owner of Basic Organization, a Professional Organizing firm. With fifteen years as a space planning expert in interior design, Janet decided to open a business that concentrated on simplifying the most important space, your home. Basic Organization was founded in 2005 with the tag line “Organize Everything – Simplify Life” which reflects the mission statement used for every client. Janet specializes in working with families and the elderly looking for better time management or wanting to downsize. She brings her experience in space planning to help improve work flow and furniture placement with in a home. Janet is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and is a committee chairperson for the Washington D.C. chapter. She has written many articles focusing on ways to improve your life. She lives and works in Northern Virginia.

    Hi, I am Janet, we are back in my laundry room, and I will tell you why. This door goes to my garage. Right now I would like to talk to you about a launching pad, which is a way to organize your mornings, so it would be less stress for you to get out of the house. The reason we are in here is because this is the way my family leaves my house in the morning to get into the car, to go to school or work. What you need for a launching pad is to find the place that your family exits the home in the morning. This is where you want to leave your coats, possibly shoes, your childrens backpacks and briefcases, any umbrellas you might need, or keys. I even leave notes to myself on the door to remind myself and my family of things that I need to do, run errands or practices or some activity that we have later in the day. This is also the place where you want to leave the mail that needs to go out or any items that you need to take with you, like items to be returned to a store or dry cleaning that needs to be dropped off. That way its ready for you in the morning and you dont need to run around the house looking for these things. If you have a little more space than this; a table where you can set your purse or your keys and items that you need to take with you, is a great idea.

    This is a great way to help ease the stress of your morning. If every family member uses a launching pad, then everyday their items they need in the morning are ready to go when they are ready to leave the home.