The #1 Habit You Need to Start NOW To Reduce Clutter Build-Up
Did you know that 100% of people have had to deal with the buildup of clutter in their lives? I know, 100%! Isn’t that crazy? That means that everyone has had to deal with clutter at some point in their lives! Mind-blowing, I know.
Do you find yourself cleaning a room one day just to find that the pesky clutter returns the very next day? If so, you’re not alone!
Now you have three choices. First, you could just keep putting up having to clear the clutter day after day (or ignore it until it gets really, really large at which point you find that you have to clear it or else it will become a safety hazard), or you could get rid of all of your stuff so that you have literally zero things, which therefore means no clutter!
Or you could implement a new habit to reduce that obnoxious clutter build-up.
Wanna know what that habit it? Well it’s simple:
Put away / clean everything right after you use it.
It’s as simple as that!
Take the extra 5 seconds to hang your coat up where it belongs, to wash the dish you just used, to put that shirt back on the hanger after trying it on and deciding not to use it.
Take the extra 5 seconds to put your pencil back where it belongs and put that book back on the shelf, and organize all your notebooks before you leave in the morning.
Take the extra 5 seconds to put your hair brush back where it belongs after using it, or to sort the mail right after you get it or to put your sunglasses back in their case.
I know that some of these examples are random, but do you get where I’m going with this?
If you put everything away or clean it right after you use it, that clutter won’t build up anymore!
There won’t be a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. There won’t be a mess of beauty products by your sink. There won’t be a pile of clean (or maybe dirty, who even knows) on your floor. Because you put it right where you belong after using it, so it’s not piling up anywhere!
Sounds almost too good to be true, right?
Why It's Hard
I know that it can be hard to do this. I mean, isn’t it so much easier to just leave whatever wherever whenever? Believe me, I’m with you there.
Trying to put this habit into practice is difficult because it’s not natural for us right now; we’re not used to it.
So don’t be surprised if you forget about doing it and need to constantly remind yourself. Don’t feel bad if you feel too lazy to clean that dish.
Just keep reminding yourself and keep pushing yourself to use this habit because you will be thanking yourself in the future, whether it be a few minutes from then, a few hours, later that day or even a week or more!
If you don’t want to deal with unwanted clutter piling up, then don’t let it pile up in the first place.
It can be hard, but it is 100% worth it.