Testing Your Memory
No matter how organized you may be, if you forget where something is, it negates your whole system. Be active and attentive to what you are doing and where you are putting something. If you’ve just created a new system, it will take some time to get used to new habits. But, if you keep at it, eventually you won’t need to think about it at all.
Adding labels on containers or folders will prevent lost time by going through everything. There are also ways to keep track of your home inventories. There is a free app called SCANPET for home inventories that can even scan barcodes. Of course, other systems exist, too. You can keep track of what you own and prevent overspending.
A key to staying organized and ahead of the game is to let other people know what your system is. They should know where documents are in case of emergencies.