Ultimate Guide: 4 Quick and Easy Habits to Maintain a Clutter-Free Home

Ultimate Guide: 4 Quick and Easy Habits to Maintain a Clutter-Free Home

Tired of living in a messy house? Adopt these 4 quick and easy habits that will help you maintain a clutter-free home!

Keeping our homes tidy and clutter-free is a struggle for many of us. Especially if we’re not naturally organized. If you fall into this category, don’t worry – there’s still hope for you! You just may have to change your habits.


4 Habits for a Clutter-Free Home

Creating new habits isn’t always easy, and it often takes time. Below, we list down 4 habits for a clutter-free home. We also list down some bonus tips and cues on how you can turn these actions into a habit.


Clutter-Free Habit #1: Make your bed.

No matter how messy your bedroom is, your made-up bed will become the focal point. This is especially true in rooms where the bed takes up most of the room. Made up bed will make your room look tidy which can bring you instant gratification and calm.


How to make it a habit: To create a cue for making your bed, pick something you’d do without fail every day (i.e. turning your alarm off). Make your bed as soon as possible after this cue! Otherwise, you might get distracted, then your bed will remain unmade all day.


Clutter-Free Habit #2: Clear your coffee and end tables.

Books, cell phones, chargers, keys, and more can litter coffee and end tables, making it look messy. Make sure to clear and organize them.


How to make it a habit: Your cue for clearing the tables in your living room could be turning off the TV. Place remote controls in a basket next to the TV. Put away papers, books, and anything else left cluttering the room. Your living room will look organized in the morning when you start your day.


Clutter-Free Habit #3: Manage your mail.

Mail is one major source of clutter in many homes. To cut down on the volume, you should consider receiving magazines, catalogs, and bills electronically. You can also unsubscribe to catalogs and unsolicited credit card offers to cut down your mail.


How to make it a habit: Even with these steps, mail still has a way of piling up and causing a mess. Fortunately, there’s a relatively easy habit you can develop to manage your mail. Sort them before you enter your house. Collect your mail from your mailbox. Then walk directly to your trash bin and immediately dispose unnecessary mail. This leaves you with very little to bring inside.


Clutter-Free Habit #4: Clear your bathroom counters.

A messy bathroom countertop can ruin the start to your day. Luckily, there are small changes you can make to your daily routine to keep your space looking organized. After your morning routine, take a few minutes to ensure that everything is in its designated space. Put makeup back in the drawers, hair tools hidden behind cabinets, and so on.

How to make it a habit: Your cue to trigger this habit could be after brushing your teeth. Each morning after you brush, make sure to clear everything away. And don’t forget to wipe your counters dry! This small, but meaningful habit can make a big difference to the look of your bathroom.


Bonus Tip: After you do any new task you’re trying to turn into a habit, make sure to reward yourself. Your reward can be as simple as telling yourself, ‘Good job!’ or rewarding yourself with a good cup of coffee. No matter what it is, remember to give yourself a compliment or a reward for doing your tidy-house goal.


The Bottom Line

Establishing new habits isn’t always easy, but hopefully the tips mentioned here will help you. Good luck!

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