We all have different housekeeping styles — some of us are messy and feel more at home with a little disorder, others may be unnerved by a crooked rug or messy throw blanket.
No matter whether you’re more comfortable with a bit of chaos or you keep everything perfectly organized, accumulations of daily life are almost inevitable: a pile of mail, the day’s coffee mugs and drinking glasses, pillows and blankets strewn in the course of reading or TV watching.
|Dishes in the dishwasher…catalogs in the trash…|
Giving yourself 5-10 minutes at the end, or the beginning, of the day to quickly tackle these easy-to-handle spots of clutter can go a long way in creating a more serene environment for you.
Setting a brief time limit keeps the clean up detail from feeling daunting, and keeps you focused on the most obvious, disruptive clutter. Even if you prefer a bit of disorder in your environment, dirty dishes and sale flyers don’t create the most zen-like setting.
Better to invest a couple minutes a day than realize you managed to accumulate more dirty mugs than the dishwasher can hold come Saturday.