25 Apr 2013
An organized home doesn’t just magically happen over night. It actually doesn’t just magically happen at all. You have to be the one to take responsibility in making your home an organized one, and all this takes is a pinch of motivation and some small dreaming. Once you’ve started envisioning how you can make your living space more efficient, you can launch a routine that will be easy to stay committed to because (hello!) you created it.
Maybe when you start your day your top priorities aren’t to make your bed, take out the trash, pick the dirty laundry up off of the floor or do the dishes from last night. But in a disciplined world, they should be. In fact all of these things should be done the night before so you can start your day off fresh. Realize that these chores are not miscellaneous, but necessary for good living quality. Let them be only minor components of a routine that will help you achieve your major goal of keeping your home up to standard.
That stress you feel as you walk in the door after seeing nothing has been done comes from having done nothing. Organization it’s not just about keeping everything clean and nice for people to look at, but how you feel about the space you live in. If you respect your space enough, accept the responsibility to straighten up after yourself. You will inevitably feel unstoppable in an organized space, as it will encourage movement and creativity.
To be able to say, “I should put the cereal back in the pantry before I leave for work”, is a big step on the organizational stairs, which, mind you, have no loose mail, books or lame Christmas gifts on them.
photo by: axeldeviaje