Do you look around your living space at the end of the busy work week and think, “What happened?” Piles of mail, dirty laundry and dishes are lurking around every corner. Between work and family, it can be hard to carve out the time to clear clutter. Below are three tips to manage clutter daily.
Make a clutter clearing playlist. At the end of the day, choose one or two songs, put them on and do a surface clean. Put the laundry away, empty the dishwasher and clear the kitchen table. By the time your chosen tracks are up—roughly six to eight minutes—your place will look a lot better, and so will your mental state.
Set yourself up for success. By having designated areas for the items that end up laying around, you will be more likely to put things away properly. Have a basket for mail that needs opening, a bin for shoes by the front door, and a station for things like keys, headphones and change that gets dumped from your pockets when you walk in.
Enlist help. Do you have a roommate, spouse or kids? Get them to pitch in every night after dinner and clear the day’s clutter.