The card was smaller than some of the other cards, and I went through my cards twice before locating the correct one.
As I wasted time, I knew I needed to get these cards organized by size to help me find the one needed.
An Option for Organizing
For those of you with smart phones, you can scan your loyalty cards into an app that will save your barcode. When you need that card, you can scan it directly from your phone.
Since I am content with my normal, no-fuss cell phone to use for phone calls only, I do not have this option.
With the smart phone application, you will still want to keep your loyalty cards in the event that your battery dies or you forget your phone. If you add these cards to your key chain, then keeping them organized can save you time and energy when finding the one you need.
Start at the Beginning
When I would get a new loyalty card, I would just stick it on my key ring. With all different sized cards, I needed them arranged by height. To carry out this goal, I had to start over.
1. Took all the cards off the key chain.
2. Organized them by size based on the key ring hole.
3. Put often-used cards before rarely-touched cards that were the same size.
4. Placed the cards back on the key chain.
Once my loyalty cards hung in size order, I decided to rearrange my keys within the same order. I know . . . quirky, but my entire key ring in height order makes me happy. 🙂
I know some people (OK, most people) would not care, but it matters to me. In using time wisely, I organized my key chain to hold only what I need, in height order, for quickly selecting the requested card.
Before and After
My organized key chain has already helped me save time since I can see all the edges of the cards when finding my choice. As you purge, clean, and organize, small projects like organizing a key chain can save you energy while using time wisely. Happy organizing!
Question: What small project keeps you using time wisely?