Fostering healthy habits goes a long way. Get rid of your habitual disorganization by replacing your bad habits with healthy habits that would keep you away from any mess.
Read on to learn 8 healthy habits and you will gradually see the difference in your lifestyle!
1. Make Your Bed Every Morning
As trivial as this may seem, start your day right by making your bed. This instantaneously makes your bedroom look neater and cleaner.
Making your bed every morning is correlated with better productivity and a greater sense of well-being– Charles Duhigg
As you incorporate this chore-related habit into your daily routine, it would stop feeling like an obligation and won’t have to add this task to your to-do list. Other chore-related habits to consider are washing the dishes before sleeping or choosing an outfit for the next day.
2. Return Items Back To Their “Homes” After Using
The first step required to achieve this is to ensure that you have dedicated spots/ home for all of your items. In this way, you would be clear on where to put your items back after use. By establishing this daily habit, you can avoid unnecessary clutter in random spaces of your home.
When utilising storage boxes to store various items, be sure to label them accordingly to remind you where things are at if you tend to be forgetful. Use organizers that have various compartments that allow you to store your smaller items neatly.
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3. Put Things Away Immediately After Shopping
After you return from a shopping or grocery trip, immediately put away all your items to its respective places. Don’t leave it out for too long as the longer you wait to clean up, you get demotivated to put it away.
If you find that your new items aren’t able to fit together with the rest of your items, you can adopt the 1-in-1-out rule. For every new item you purchase, get rid of an older item. This would encourage you to make mindful instead of impulsive purchases, saving you money in the long run.
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4. Establish A Cleaning Routine
Create a cleaning routine, it can be a daily, weekly or monthly routine. Write it down on a piece of paper to remind yourself of the goals and cleaning tasks you have set out for yourself. If you prefer a digital version of your to-do list, type it out on your phone’s Notes section and you will be able to access it wherever.
Being consistent in cleaning goes a long way. Discard items that you no longer use, donate items that you have duplicates of or if you would like, sell them to someone else who has better use for it. Adopt the three-month rule – if you haven’t used something in three months, give it away to avoid clutter.
Tip: Create a “donation” box in different areas of your home such as your closet. Every time you come across something that you no longer wear, toss it inside the box. When it’s full, you can head to the donation centre to drop it off.
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5. Tidy Up During Downtime
While you’re waiting for the cupcakes to bake or the food to heat up in the microwave, use that waiting time to accomplish simple tasks – wash the dishes, clean the countertop or unload the washing machine.
There are so many things you can achieve in this short frame of time, so instead of going on your phone, get on your feet and start cleaning!
6. The One-Minute Rule
Ask yourself, can I accomplish this task in just one minute or less? If you can foster the habit of cleaning up immediately after you are done such as wiping the table clean, washing the dishes, don’t procrastinate!
Another common scenario you may be facing is having your clothes strewn all over your room. In fact, you can simply take a few seconds each day to fold them nicely and put it back into your wardrobe. If it needs washing, it would only take a few seconds to throw it into the laundry basket – so do it!
Remember, small steps taken to clean your home have a huge impact.
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7. Get Your Family To Clean With You
While it’s easier for you to clean alone, teaching them how to organize from a young age will benefit both parties in the long run. Get them to do simple daily tasks such as putting the dishes away after a meal or cleaning up the play area after playing. These small tasks will add up to the overall tidiness of your homes.
Additionally, you can assign them different house chores and reward them accordingly for a job well done. Slowly but surely, your kids will get into the habit of doing these small tasks with minimal reminders.
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8. Do A Nightly Clean Before Sleeping
Before you go to bed, put on a timer for 10 to 20 minutes to do one last sweep around the house. Complete tasks that create visual clutter, for example putting away the laundry and dishes. Then, return any stray clutter to its designated spots.
Doing these small chores before you sleep will make a world of a difference the next morning. Waking up to a clean and organized home is sure to boost your positive energy for the day.
Having a neat and organized home will improve your mental and physical health, allowing you to feel less stressed and much happier. Cultivate these healthy habits and let us know if they did help to improve your lifestyle!
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