Keeping a tidy space is difficult for many of us. Despite continuously organizing our closets or the whole house, it just unconsciously gets messy in the next 3-7 days.
Here are the 3 steps to stay organized until your next cleaning session.
Treat your things as if they’re alive
The most important thing that you should consider if you want to stay organized is how you prioritize your things.
If you’ve seen my blog about decluttering, you will notice that the mindset is also the first thing that I mentioned before actually doing the work.
It’s the same way with organizing and persisting it.
Remember that these possessions were not created by one person. These assets went through a massive amount of process and were made by different workers from different parts of the world.
Bring this statement into consideration and take extra care of your belongings.
Assign a home for everything within your home
If you want to take extra care of your belongings, then you would have to consider assigning a certain “home” for each one of them.
Place them in a spot where it can easily be seen so that you can easily take them out and place them back in.
I think that having a minimalist lifestyle will be an advantage for this step because minimalism means lesser possessions, hence it is easier to assign a space for these things.
That’s also the reason why decluttering is a very crucial part in the whole organization process; to take out the things that need a better home.
If you haven’t seen the decluttering blog, then you can check it out here
Incorporate these 3 habits
Now that you have organized your thoughts and your belongings, the only step that you need to do is to maintain the tidiness.
To do that, you need to have certain habits to at least lessen the organizing job.
The three habits that you should continuously do are:
- Fix your bed as soon as you wake up
- Empty your bag every single use
- Wash the dishes in the process of cooking
I know that it is very hard to keep up a clean space. But following these 3 steps:
- Treat your things as if they’re alive
- Assign a home for everything within your home
- Incorporate THE three habits
Will surely never let you go back to the traditional tidying again.
Some of the mentioned steps are part of Mari Kondo’s book called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” So, if you want to know more tips and tricks about tidying up your space, be sure to check this out.
Let me know what you want me to tackle in our next road to minimalism series in the comments section below! 🙂