Well in my efforts to live this week with buying nothing extra and embracing a mindset of simplicity, I have found myself taking stock of what we own and I have been experiencing the urges to de-clutter & organize!! I am not new to de-cluttering, not at all. In fact, it is something I do all the time. But this is different, I have grown detached to so many ‘things’ we own in light of my somewhat new attitude about stuff. So my decluttering is more thorough and perhaps, one might say, more brutal.
Which brings me to my SMART habit Saturday. In my home, I really like everything having a place. It makes tidying so much easier when you don’t have to think about where to put things as you go. So, once you have established a place for everything, you can implement my SMART Habit: the ONE TOUCH RULE. Simply put things away in their designated place right away every time.
It is not easy, and I am not perfect at this, but it does keep your house clean and organized. This past summer I created an organizational method for our toiletry items in our linen closet including a nail care basket. Well, I can tell you that using the organizational method and implementing the habit of putting things in their space has cut way down on any frustration my husband or I were experiencing over never being able to find the nail clippers when we wanted them!
This habit saves my time: no more precious minutes wasted searching for some mundane item.
It saves my money: No more buying duplicate items because they cannot be found.
It saves my associations: My husband isn’t irritated with me because he can’t find something.
It saves my resources: I am able to focus more clearly on what we have and de-clutter things that don’t have homes.
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