Ever wonder why your place just never stays organized for a month? With all the decluttering methods that have been going around the web, you probably have tried incorporating these into your cleaning techniques. But I’m going to share this one process that can lessen your organizing days instantly.
According to organizing experts, the first step to organizing is to declutter. Decluttering is simply removing items that you do not need or that doesn’t serve its purpose anymore. After decluttering, you start organizing by dividing your items into different sections. These sections allow you to search for the item/s easily the next time you need it. Now that the organization process is done, the only thing to do is to maintain it. But how?
Use and Set
I would like to call this step the “use and set” process. Basically, you use the item and put it back to its place right away. You probably have been doing this process but not all the time.
The reason why this should be applied is that we have the tendency to use an item, leave it in an empty spot thinking that we’ll put it back later, but forget to actually do it. Those items pile up, and the next thing you know, you’ll have to organize AGAIN.
Following the “use and set” process serves us three purposes.
First, we don’t have to deal with missing items ever again because we’re accustomed to putting the item right back in place.
Second, we don’t have to organize our space every single time. That leads us to the third point which is it allows us to have time to do more important things. It may take time to get used to the process but think about the effects that it serves you.
Organizing our space is good for one, but it can be frustrating when you have to do it constantly. That made me think that maybe we’re not taught on how to maintain it.
I discovered the “use and set” process. Basically, you use the item and put it back to its place right away. Once you get used to doing this all the time, you don’t have to deal with missing items, you don’t have to organize every single time, and you’ll have more time to do the more important tasks in your everyday life.
How do you stay organized?