There’s nothing better than stepping into a clean and tidy home. You immediately create a sense of peace. You feel renewed and supported by calm and are able to face the world. When you work all the time and then have a house to run as well, it is hard to stay on top of the house as well, especially when there’s a family all going in different directions.
The professionals will tell you the key to keeping the house the way you want it is a habit.
Believe it or not, a habit has a lot to do with keeping order. If you make a habit of putting your keys in a convenient drawer as you walk in the house, you will never have to look for your keys and they will not be on a surface. Shoes are very similar. Have a place for the everyday ones. Don’t wear outside shoes inside, and move them from the entry immediately. Habits like this make all the difference in keeping surfaces clean and clear.
Losing the stuff you don’t need
The other way of phrasing this goes as follows; your goal is to lose clothes and other things you do not need. Your goal is not to create more storage space. You have probably heard the advice that if it doesn’t delight you get rid of it. That is great advice, but you don’t have to be a stickler. You can have things you’re not sure of, just put them somewhere out of the way. But if you haven’t used or looked at them in 3 or 6 months, you can donate or move them out.
A place for everything
Everything should have a place. If something doesn’t, and you can’t think where it could possibly live, then it’s probably time to lose it. If you really wanted it, you would find somewhere it could live happily. Remember, the solution might be in a storage unit San Jose facility, or one in your neighborhood.
And everything in its place
This is the follow through and the habit mentioned above. Once something has a place, put it there when you’re not using it. Leaving it out adds to the clutter and makes the entire process worse all over again.
Times change, life changes, and things you used to need on a regular basis become things you don’t use anymore. Often you will already know what you can kick to the curb. Give yourself permission to be sentimental on special things, and then you can begin. Be warned, though, there is a snowball effect. Once you start, there’s more you can move out and it becomes cathartic.
Whatever you achieve is in the right direction
Don’t be too hard on yourself. If you have been in the same place for the last 20 years you will have accumulated things. If you’re an empty-nester there’s stuff left behind. Each small thing you achieve is a plus. Just don’t buy more for a while.