Today, find a small space to clear and clean. Do it immediately after something else you regularly do, such as brush your teeth, have breakfast, trim chin and nose hairs (hey…we’re all getting older, right?).
Famous organizing guru Flylady demands you shine your kitchen sink. Other pros suggest you declutter your nightstand or your dining table.
At Habithacker you set your own priorities.
Just make sure your place is small and manageable enough to be kept clear every day.
I do my kitchen island. Seeing an expanse of sparkling granite gives me a boost.
This exercise can be viral…that is, the cleanliness from this place begins to spread.
From now on, every day, “polish your place.” If it gets messy again, don’t blame yourself or your &*(!@^% partner or roommate. Don’t make a big stinking deal. Just clear it again.
You need only clear this ONE place (all others are optional).
What place did you choose? Let me know in the comments below.
Photos: The below photo is the “before” version of my island. Check out the polished version, above. Full disclosure: the end of the island still has stuff on it, but it’s my husband’s, and moving OPS (other people’s shit) is pretty much off limits. I’ll address exceptions (which I call black OPS) later.
Step one. Get one thing done.
Habithacker Month 1
What to do so far:
Polish your place.