6 Everyday habits to keep your space clean during quarantine
It’s easy to neglect your space when you’re stuck inside the house, but keeping your home tidy and organized can go a long way to maintain good peace of mind and productivity. You can take this time being at home to declutter, organize, and accomplish that long list of goals! You will find that many tips on this list are simple requiring just a few extra moments and awareness. The hard part will be developing these simple habits as a daily routine!
- Put things back where they need to go right away.
Have you ever heard the saying ‘There’s a place for everything and everything needs to be in its place’? That right! Once you’re done with a project, put the items back right away. Once you’re done with laundry, hang your clothes right away. When you come home, put your keys where they belong. Sounds simple enough, right? Once you find a home for all your belongings and put them away regularly, you will notice things are easier to locate, and your space is less cluttered!
- Make your bed every morning.
This may be cliché, but your mother was right. Making your bed first thing in the morning tells your brain you’ve accomplished the first task. You will then feel more prepared and enthusiastic about completing more tasks throughout the day.
- Clean dishes right after you eat
Why create more work for later? As soon as you’re done eating, put the dishes in the dishwasher or wash them by hand. This will create less work for you later. To make it easier, just think of it as part of the meal process. You will feel better about your space and won’t have another chore to add to the list.
- Clear off your countertops
Cleaning off your countertops will make your space feel open and fresh. To help keep your countertops organized, try using baskets and bins. When you declutter your countertops, you will feel like your entire home is a little cleaner!
- Put all your mail in one place
As soon as you collect your mail, throw away the junk and organize the rest. Put all the important mail in one spot. Better yet, try paperless and adapt to an electronic organization method. This will cut down paper waste, and there are tons of tools available to do it. Added bonus: some companies even provide a small discount for paperless billing.
- Do it now
Here is a simple rule: If it takes 2 minutes or less, do it now. This ties into everything mentioned above. Making the bed first thing, doing the dishes right away, organizing the mail right away, etc. If you get in the habit of doing the small things right way, it clears your mind for the bigger tasks on your list, helping you be more productive in your day!
Try applying these 6 tips for 21 days straight. You will soon find yourself with a new daily habit and a cleaner, more organized space.