2 Weeks of Decluttering: Tasks for Daily Living

By Roz Jones

We’re finishing out our 2 weeks of decluttering with six small habits you can keep every day to keep yourself organized.

These few habits to do each day will make your world feel a lot less cluttered. Not only will your home be less cluttered but because of these tasks, your mind will also feel better too.

Make Your Bed — Every day, make your bed as soon as you get out of it. Shake out the sheets, fluff the pillows, and make the bed. When you do that, your room immediately feels cleaner, looks cleaner, and you’ll be more motivated to hop out of bed. It’s a nice transition before you get dressed to start your day. 

Put It Away — If you take something out to use it, when you are done, put it away. That seems super simple to say but it doesn’t always work that way. You may have to develop habits, but you can make it easier if you have the right storage solutions that aren’t difficult to implement. 

Take it Out — Every single day, get the kitchen trash bag and go around the other rooms to empty all the other trash buckets before you simply throw the kitchen trash out. This will create a habit that all your trash is gone at the end of each day.

Deal with Your Mail — Toss the things you don’t need to do anything to. File the things that need to be kept. Organize the bills in an orderly way so that you don’t forget to pay them on time. Set up an inbox so that you can put things you need to act on in the inbox to deal with if it’s something that will take longer than a moment.

Wipe Your Counters Daily — Before you go to bed, make it a habit to wipe down surfaces that have been used throughout the day. That way when you get up, you won’t have to do it again, unless you have cats. Then just wipe it down right before using to avoid wasting time, unless they are obviously dirty.

Clean Dishes & Sink Daily — One thing that also makes your home look and feel cluttered is a disorganized or dirty kitchen. It might seem like it’s okay to let the sink get full of dirty dishes but going to bed with that means you must wake up to that. Instead, load your dishwasher and run it each evening. 

When you do these six things each day you’re going to feel much less mental clutter and experience less physical clutter on a daily basis, which is going to make you much more productive. 

Here are my other previous blog posts of helpful tips for decluttering: Leverage Down Time, Create Habits to Get Things Done and Outsourcing.

I’ve just launched Shop With Roz, my online store filled with supplies and gifts for every caregiver. You can find a wide variety of products in the store to help yourself and your loved one. Check it out here!

After you have a look through the store, see any products you use and love as a caregiver, and think we should share them with everyone? Let me know!

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