Keep Clutter on the Run

Three Steps to Organizing

  • Consolidate items into groups
  • Containerize groups in sturdy, proper sized containers that are labelled
  • Condense items so you have the appropriate amount of items in each group

Follow Two Routines

  • Do four things in the morning
  • Do four things in the evening

Five Habits to Keep Clutter on the Run

  • If you get it out, put it away
  • Apply the 30 second rule – if it takes 30 seconds or less to do something, do it immediately
  • Follow the camping rule – leave the room the way your found it or better
  • Look, really look at your surroundings to see what is out of place
  • Use “little minute” to clean – those few minutes while you are waiting for someone, on hold on the phone, watching a pot boil
containers for organzing

Containers can be anything, this is a great way to use magazing holders in the kitchen


One Comment on “Keep Clutter on the Run”

  1. Another good habit: whenever you leave the room, take a quick look to see if there’s something that needs to go where you’re going. Example: if you’re going to the basement to switch clothes from the washer to the dryer, take that hammer back to the workshop.

    I have to admit that this has backfired on me a couple of times, when I got back upstairs and realized I forgot to switch the laundry over!

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