Mary of Mary Organizes shares 6 Daily Habits to Keep Your Home Clean.
- Super Tidy – daily 10 minute cleanup
- Keep up a weekly cleaning schedule
- Leave the kitchen clean after dinner (all hands on deck!)
- Utilize your inbox
- Encourage Kid’s chores
- Take the kitchen garbage out daily and others as needed.
These are all great tips. A daily 10 minute cleanup is super effective at catching the daily clutter. If you have trouble putting things away right after using them, this is the second best alternative.
I would like to offer an alternative to the inbox, as this method didn’t work for me (it sounds like it works well for Mary, so try both and use the one that works better for you.) The habit suggested is to create an inbox for all the papers and mail that come in, and then sit down and go through them once a week. The problem I had when doing this is the second part of that scenario – I would leave them in the inbox and forget about them.
What worked better for me is to process everything immediately when it comes in the door. If I don’t have time to process the mail, then I leave it in the mailbox until I have time. As soon as I bring the mail in, I sort out the junk, open and pay the bills, and review anything that needs reviewing. When I’m done, there should be nothing left. All bills are paid and all paper is in the trash or recycle bin. I found this was the only way I could keep the paper clutter from piling up.
Do you have any daily habits that help prevent clutter buildup? Share in our comment section below.