“Clutter is not just physical stuff. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.” –Eleanor Brown
Keeping a home tidy and organized is practically impossible for most of us, especially when organizing often requires too much effort and time than we care to dedicate.
The key is to set realistic goals.
Start with your kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and often the messiest room in the house. Start by cleaning and putting away the dishes. Then tackle the piles of paperwork. Once you can see your countertops, you’ve accomplished something. Look for ways to store paperwork that are easy. When it’s too difficult to put things away in your home, it becomes more likely that clutter will collect on countertops.
Don’t forget the beauty of delegation either. More than likely, you weren’t the only one who made a mess in the kitchen. Get the family to help put things away and do this on a continual basis. They’ll be less likely to leave things out next time. Plus, they won’t have the excuse that they don’t know where items are kept.