1: Identify the root cause of your clutter
Can you be sure that you identified and fixed the underlying reason for your clutter so that it will not reappear tomorrow?
2: Don’t fight your natural tendencies
Has your new system taken into account how you and your family habitually use your home space?
3: Regularly evaluate your systems
Have you thought about how the systems are working that you put in place previously and whether they could be improved?
4: Ensure there is a place for everything
Have you allocated a home to everything that you came across today that did not previously have one?
5: Help your stuff on its journey
Have you kept your eye out for items that are experiencing a delay in their journey?
6: Never leave a room empty handed
Have you made a conscious effort to scan each room before you leave it to return out of place items to their rightful home.
7: If 1 item comes in, make sure 1 item goes out
Have you selected one item to be ejected for every one item that you brought into your home?
8: Don’t allow decluttered items to become new clutter
Have you taken action to remove any decluttered items from your home?
9: Don’t be overwhelmed by the big jobs
Have you set up or maintained a new system to keep on top of the current inflow of items that would previously have increased an existing backlog?
10: Get your children involved
Have your children played their part in your new ‘staying organized’ routine?
11: Take 10 minutes for yourself
Have you taken some time to declutter your mind?
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