Have you ever noticed how clutter builds up? I sure do. And, the sad part of it is, that most of the clutter is mine. When you live with someone else, it’s easy to try and blame it on the other person(s), but when I really looked at what was cluttering my office and home, it was mostly my stuff (or as I like to call it, my treasures).
Now what I try and do, and I don’t follow through all of the time, but if I am leaving a room, and have an empty hand, or two, I grab whatever is in that room and take it to it’s appropriate spot. i.e. a cup that needs to go in the dishwasher, a receipt that needs to go to the office, tools that need to go back into the toolbox, etc. Just using this simple procedure, I find that I am dealing with a lot less clutter. Some people are so good about putting things back where they found them, but when interruptions happen and that’s not always possible.
The next time you leave a room, and have an empty hand, take a look around and see if there’s something there that needs to be taken somewhere else. Try this for yourself and see if it helps you stay a little more organized too.