Updated: Apr 6
Last week, in Step 1 we began looking at putting things back when we move on to something else. I will be the first to acknowledge that this is not easy unless you were trained to do it from a young age. We are really trying to teach an old dog new tricks. It takes commitment and willpower and self discipline - things that a disorganised person, or someone who struggles with clutter may have in abundance in some areas of their life but be lacking here!
But - it is something that is needed to be mastered if you want to live a life which is more organised, has more space and where you can spend your time doing the things you love with the people you love most.
So HELP ME! I hear you cry! Give me some techniques which make it easy for me, my housemates, my family to pick up after ourselves.
This is where Step 2 becomes your friend.
Step 2 : Create Homes and Zones
As I said in the previous blog
nobody will put something away if it has nowhere to go.
Therefore we need to make sure that there is somewhere. And if I can pass on to you probably my most useful tip of all, which is welcomed by customers and friends alike, make sure the home you give to something is in the right place.
DO NOT MAKE THE HOME FOR PENCILS IN THE KITCHEN IF THEY ARE ALWAYS USED IN THE LIVING ROOM.
This is SO important and will make such a difference when you are asking other people to jump onboard this organising train. It needs to make sense. The homes you create for all these objects must be in an obvious place, put it where people will look for it.