Setting up a pile totally sounds like that opposite of what you want to do when it comes to organizing and de-cluttering your home. However, it works great when you use the pile effectively. Find a space near your front door where you can keep items you’ll use every day, such as your car keys or a reusable grocery tote bag. You can also keep a checklist in the same area to remind you of what errands you’ll need to run.
If you can accomplish a task in less than 2 minutes, just do it! If you notice your jacket it out of place, take a quick second or two to hang it back in your closet. By taking care of small tasks like this, you’ll just have one less to-do thing to worry about. In addition, you’ll feel more motivated to tackle the bigger tasks.
Sometimes when we’re in a rush, we’ll forget some necessities. For example, when you’re done checking out at the grocery store and hastily cramming your change back into your wallet. It’s at times like this where we’ll just dump everything into our bag to save time and also possibly misplace a credit card or just clutter up our bag. Taking your time to go through all the necessary steps, even at times like this, ensures that everything will be in its rightful place.
It’s easy to fall into the lazy mindset of thinking that things don’t really matter. Why bother making your bed every morning when you’ll just mess it all up again when you go sleep at night? Tackle this issue at its roots by addressing why you’re putting of this task. Is it because it takes a long time? In that case, try challenging yourself to see how fast you can complete the task each time or maybe even focus on finding speedier ways to accomplish the same task.
Often times, we’ll beat ourselves up over our mistakes and carelessness, but that doesn’t do us any good. Instead of saying,”You’re so stupid for forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning today,” try saying,”Ok, this is a good reminder for me to double check my to-do list every day.”