Often times people tell me that they can’t tidy up every day, they’re too busy, it’s too much, etc. Marie Kondo has a lot of amazing tips for us to use on a daily basis, she’s helped many people worldwide learn how to tackle their unorganized homes.
My mother raised us with nearly this exact list. She is very OCD about keeping things tidy, in order and simply kept up with. She hates a mess.
If you don’t have a lot of time, follow these steps every day!
7 Ways to Keep Your Home Tidy Every Day!
Task 1: Make your bed
While making your bed each day might sound like a tedious task, you’ll be surprised at how tidy your room will look with a made bed. As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, take the time to make your bed.
Task 2: Do a morning tidy
Marie Kondo believes that one of the secrets to a tidy home is tidying first thing in the morning. By doing a quick tidy in the morning, you are starting your day off on the right foot! Choose a trouble spot in your home, and start by tidying this area first thing in the morning.
Task 3: Let in some fresh air
Our homes can sometimes feel stuffy, especially in the winter months when we are spending more time indoors. Open up the windows for a few minutes to let in a fresh breeze.
Task 4: Put things back where they belong when you’re done using them
As our days go on, we may find ourselves bringing out pots, pans, clothes, and other belongings to use. As soon as you’re done using these items, remember to put them back where they belong.
Task 5: Fold your clothes
Marie Kondo believes that the best way to store clothes is by using her folding method. This method takes a little bit of extra time but has a great payoff! If you are doing a load of laundry today, take the time to fold your clothes.
Task 6: Make sure everything in your home has a home
If you are finding that items in your home are constantly out of place, this might be because these items don’t really have a home. Take time to find a home for these items. If you find that something you’ve stored doesn’t work well for you, take the time to change it.
Task 7: Tidy in the evening
Before you go to bed or prepare for bed each night Marie Kondo suggests making one last tidying effort for the day. This might be as simple as making sure the toys are put away or tidying up your counters from dinner. Take this time to clean up your home so that you can have a fresh start in the morning.
This really does wonders for your mood in the morning to come! Try it out!
Do you follow any of these?