Create an essentials bin

Getting organized can help you spend less time searching for things. Put your car keys, glasses, wallet, and other items in the same place every day so you won't have to hunt for them. The same holds true for important documents and owners' manuals. A little organization goes a long way and avoids frustration — and needless worry — later.

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