Write It Down
A calendar and a to do list are wonderful helpers when it comes to staying organized. Put EVERYTHING that you need to get done on your electronic or paper calendar. Even routine chores like washing the bedding is more likely to get done if you write it on your calendar. Daily TO-DO lists are great for getting those nagging thoughts of what you need to get done out of your head and on paper. Be sure to keep only ONE list, and have fun crossing items off your list as you complete them!
Everything In Its Place
Everything in your life should have a place to call home. Where do your car keys go? Do you have one designated spot for your check book? Assign homes to everything you own, start with your purse and work all the way down to your fingernail clippers.
Put It Away Now
Practice the 2 minute rule, if it will take less than 2 minutes to put something away, then do it now. Don’t set it down on the dining room table and leave it there. It will be easier to do now than to wait until you have an enormous and overwhelming pile of mess to tackle. Your home will stay clutter free if you can master this one good habit.
Establish Helpful Routines
We all function better once we have developed a system. Forming habits like doing chores at the same time every week, and having other set routines can help you feel more in control. Routines give us a sense of security and predictability that makes our lives feel less chaotic. Establish a work routine and stick with it. You will find that life runs smoother when you have set routines in place.
Less Is More
Look around your home and evaluate everything you have, it is serving you? Is everything you see pleasing to the eye? If you have a surplus items in your home that you have not used and/or they no longer lift you up when you look at them, it is time to say goodbye. A peaceful and welcoming home is one that includes plenty of open space. Too much décor and/or furnishings creates stress on the eyes and makes a home look smaller. Less stuff allows energy into your home and creates a peaceful environment. So less really is more!
Written By Laura Coufal
Clean & Clutter Free
Laura is the Owner of Clean & Clutter Free, professional organizing services.