Do you wonder how your house gets into such a mess? Any why on earth it takes SO LONG to tidy up?
Do you visit family and friends and despair at their tidy, organised homes? Boggling at their ability to clear up at a moments notice AND find everything they need?
If you’re comparing yourself to them, please don’t. They have developed some habits over time that you haven’t, it’s as simple as that.
I’m going to tell you the biggest secret of tidy people (and Professional Organisers) the world over.
A secret that really works.
Put Things Back Where They Belong As Soon As Possible.
Taking out some crackers for after school snacks? As soon as they hit the plates, close the box and put them back in the pantry.
Pulling out all your hard drives to check something? Put them back as soon as you find the one you need.
Carrying what seems like 100’s of shopping bags into the house? As soon as they are all empty put them back in the car (or right by the door so you can grab them on your way out).
This one single habit will change your home and your life. Keep at it, don’t give up, and soon you’ll be doing it automatically!
That’s the beauty of positive habits.