Are you ever scrambling to find something you know you have but just can’t find? We often use something, set it down, and then instantly lose track of it. Next time you need it, it’s long gone because it was never successfully returned to where it belongs. We’ve all been there. To prevent this altercation in the future, always put things away, here’s why.
Having belongings in a designated home will make life easier for everyone. There are several types of storage containers that fit into different categories that can be used. It’s fun to get creative in making storage a part of your home’s overall aesthetic. For example, use baskets in the living room and plastic drawer organizers in the kitchen. When you admire the storage and its success, you’ll be more encouraged to put things away. As a result, you will never find yourself seeking stuff you can’t see. When you need something, it will be right where it is supposed to be. Inevitably, you’ll have more time on your hands to focus on other aspects of your life, such as achieving goals, practicing self-care, or spending time with loved ones.
It is so simple to put things away after you use them. This is a primary factor that causes us to not go through with it. It is so easy to do that we brush it off, just to worry about it later. Why wait? Do it when you’re already fully occupied with the task. For example, if it’s laundry day, do not use laundry baskets. While folding, make piles for each individual of the family. Then, place the clothes on their bed and instruct them to put their clothes away immediately following. The more you do this with your family, the more natural it will be for them. In the end, it will only take a few minutes to put the clothes away. Then, you’re all free to move onto other tasks or fun activities.
Once you have designated storage solutions that the whole family is aware of, there shouldn’t be anyone that doesn’t know of the proper places. Every day, make an effort to encourage your entire family to continue these practices. Instill these habits while your children are young. The earlier you do this, the more inclined they will be to do it on their own. These are simple everyday tasks that will teach them to be responsible. In the end, the entire family will live in harmony with equal amounts of respect for everyone’s belongings.
Your life is undoubtedly hectic without the clutter. Take the extra few seconds to return something to its home after you use it. It would help if you didn’t have to focus your time and energy cleaning up and organizing. Do it once, and then focus your energy on working towards goals and spending time with loved ones.