I am not naturally organized by nature. Lots of creative people struggle with this problem. But I function so much better in neat, organized spaces. So keeping my home neat and organized is a matter of pride and self-discipline! There is actually one thing everyone can do that will make a huge difference in our homes…and a difference for the better! Today’s PRACTICALLY SPEAKING is all about this organizing secret!
This one discipline works like magic and keeps a home from having piles in the aisles and stacks in the racks! Here’s my secret…
WHEN YOU USE SOMETHING PUT IT AWAY, RIGHT AWAY!
Gosh, I know that it is very simple. And you surely know this already. But, there it is! And it is the most sound advice.
I have a mother and an aunt that do this like they are breathing. Their home is never cluttered or disorganized and everything in their home has a home!
Not only do they put things away, they put them away right. They follow that boy scout rule: leave something better than you found it!
This works! It is the most singular thing you can do to keep an organized and well-ordered home! Yes, it may take up a couple more minutes in your day and cause you a few more steps but in the long run returning things in your home to their proper place will SAVE you tons of time reordering things when they will inevitably get out of hand.
I’ve been practicing this technique for a good while now and it’s so nice to not have a pile of something laying around to clutter my home and make me fell disorganized!
Other than an organized home, the biggest bonus for me is I am able to find things! No guessing… “where did I have this last”. What an energy and time waster when what you need is not where it’s kept!
For those of you who are like my mother and aunt, be so so thankful! But for the rest of us, give this Practically Speaking tip a try… and start right now!
Do you have a tip that helps you stay organized? Please share with us! I want to hear from all of you!
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