Do you know where my keys are?

Organizations tips for people with jobs and families

Has anyone found my keys? And while you’re at it, has anyone found my peace? My joy? My fun life? My time? My career? My creativity? My smile? My youth? Thanks, I just really need to find those.

Can you relate?

Disorganization is about so much more than just the lost keys. Being disorganized can lead to great loss. Loss of our peace, joy, fun, our precious time, our work, creativity and our smiles. Even loss of our youth because in disorganization we spend our time wasting what is truly important. 

As the mom of five children, a pilot’s wife and a business owner, I get it! In my personal experience, I have lost so much being disorganized! I have lost time with my husband and children. I have lost and wasted money.

I have lost friendships and relationships that were important to me. I have lost positions and promotions that counted. I have lost a home atmosphere that was wonderful to live in and come home to.  I have lost so much time trying to find those stinkin’ keys!

My solution: I took responsibility for my home and my work. I got organized.

From the garage to the basement. From the office to the home. Every closet, every nook. Every drawer, every spot. I cleaned it out, got organized and staged my life for success. Not over-scheduled, not over-spending, not over-worked, not over-exhausted. I got over-Organized.

Organization has changed my life as a parent, wife and business owner. Being organized has allowed me to find all that was being wasted and all that was important to me. I got organized in my scheduling, my finances, my “stuff”, my home needs, my work needs, my spiritual life, my entire life.

My secret: I only surround myself with the people and the things I love and I need.

When all your people and things are in order, you and your family will have time for all that is important to you and you will find the time to enjoy the youth of your children.

Go find your keys, make a designated place for them when you walk through the door, place the keys there every day, and then go play!


Jennifer Chase is founder of Colorado-based Frugi Home Organizer, LLC., and the author of “Simple Start-Up: How to start a Home-Based Business. Simply.” Contact Jennifer directly:   and follow on Twitter @FrugiLife.

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