When you live in a clean space, you have a clear mind. Spring starts this week, so here’s a head start on your chores.
Make your bed: A crisp made bed can make an entire room look organized, and if you can just get yourself into the habit, it takes just minutes every morning and makes all the difference. You’ll be surprised at how it influences you to crawl out of the rest of your clutter, picking up papers and laundry.
Control clutter: Before you leave a room, look around to see what can be picked up. Challenge the rest of your family to do the same. It will cut down on the big pick-ups you have to force everyone to do.
Clean spills when they are fresh: This goes for the stovetop disaster or the toothpaste in the sink. Almost everything is easier and faster to clean up if you do it right away.
Clean as you cook: No one wants to cook a delicious meal and then spend the rest of the night cleaning up the kitchen. Wash dishes, pots and pans or put them in the dishwasher as you cook so the sink doesn’t fill up out of control.
Sort your mail: Organized mail means less overage charges for late bills and less clutter. Open it, read it, and sort it when you bring it in the house so it doesn’t pile up. Trash (or recycle) any junk mail right away.