How to avoid running around looking for things at the last minute

Does it seem like your things grow legs and disappear on you?

Do you often find yourself running around looking for items that you swear were there just a moment ago?

Are you constantly trying to remember where something is only to feel frustrated that it’s not where you thought it was?

The Solution To Stop Wasting Time Looking For Things.

Create a home your items to live, or at least rest until you are ready to deal with or need them. Your items will always be found, exactly where they are suppose to be. And you’ll never have to search for a lost item again.

Now, doesn’t that sound nice? I know it does to me! Furthermore, once you have a designated place for your items to be, you will stop wasting your precious time running around looking for them.

One of the things that people often come to me for is help in getting more productive. My first question to them is how often do they spend time looking for things. If I hear them tell me “all of the time”, I know one of the reasons they aren’t productive.

Determine Where You Need The Most Help First.

Here are a few steps to get you started.

  1. Determine what item (or items) seem to go missing most often. If you tend to lose a lot of things, start with one or two items first.
  2. Determine where would be the place you think you’d know to look first. If it is your keys (been there, done that =) would a place near the door that you use most often to exit be a good place to put them?
  3. Clear out space and declare this is where my stuff goes. After you figure out your item(s) and the place they will go, create a space for it. You may need to put hang up hooks or get a bowl or tray for your items. Whatever you feel would work, do it.

Breathe a sign of relief because your racing around and wasting time days searching for things are over! With your system of having a place for things and things in their place, you’ll never have to say “I have no idea where my stuff is.” And you’ll never have to utter “Honey, have you seen my stuff?” Now, that’s a beautiful thing!

Please Join me for my FREE class on

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. eastern time I am going to be teaching a class specifically for this! It is called “Stop running around looking for your things.” I’ll go into depth about this strategy, share tips and ideas and it’s live so you’ll be able to ask any questions you have. If by chance the time/date isn’t convenient for you, register anyway as the class is going to be recorded. Don’t miss out!

I look forward to seeing you in the class and until then, start now with the steps I gave you because as you know, it’s never too late to start being productive!

Kim Ravida has personalized know-how when it comes to knowing exactly what it takes to create and maintain a successful and profitable business. Having owned her own business and helping countless entrepreneurs and business owners of all walks of life succeed, she knows that it takes more than application to create and maintain a profitable business.

Kim Ravida specializes in helping business owners and solo-entrepreneurs succeed by focusing on specific “how to” steps, strategies and tactics to help them set up and run solid business foundations, systems and processes that support healthy business growth. She helps them to determine what the right actions (productivity) to do at the right time (time management) are so that they achieve optimal results.

Originally published at on October 19, 2017.