Clutter stresses you out, makes you tired, and puts you in a bad mood. When you look around your environment do you see a big mess of clutter and lots of things that you don’t need or never use?
People who live clutter free tend to have similar habits. Try to give these five (or even just one or two) habits a chance and watch your stress level go down and your energy and happiness soar!
5 Daily Habits of People that Live Clutter Free
1. Don't keep ‘just- in- case' stuff
People who live clutter free never keep ‘just- in- case' stuff. We all know at least one person who keeps the mini bars of soap, body wash, and shampoos they get from hotels. I am so guilty of this! But do we honestly ever use this stuff or does it sit in our bathrooms ‘just- in- case'? Try to get rid of anything you are keeping ‘just- in- case'. If you are not ready to get rid of it now, put it in a box with today's date on it. If you haven't needed the items in the box six months from now, get rid of the box!
2. Stop keeping old stuff when you buy new stuff
How many times have you kept an old tv in an attic or garage after you buy a new one? Perhaps you thought you may need it if your new tv breaks. Chances are if your new tv breaks, you will not want to use your old and outdated tv that has been sitting in your attic gathering dust. Rather than storing old and outdated stuff, give it to someone who needs it and will enjoy it.
3. Recycle…but not to an extreme
Don’t get me wrong. Recycling is great for the environment. If you happen to have a plastic bag full of plastic bags in your house, you’re not alone. It is important to remember that being eco-friendly is a good thing, as long as you are getting the stuff out of your house and off to be recycled on a regular basis. Don't let stuff that needs to be recycled sit in your home and add to your clutter.
4. Do the dishes at least once per day
Never go to bed without doing the dishes. This is an effective way of keeping the kitchen clean and who doesn't like waking up to a clean kitchen? Remember, clutter always attracts clutter, so if your counter-top has become the preferred place for storing things in the kitchen, more things will begin to collect there, which will leave you less space to do what you intend to in the kitchen – cook and drink coffee!
5. Make your bed every day!
Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom. That’s why when a bed is left undone, clutter begins to accumulate on it and around it. Making your bed first thing in the morning (which often takes less than one minute) is a great way to set the mood for the rest of the day.
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