52 Weeks: #12 Daily Maintenance
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So here’s the thing. Last week my son had the flu and this week I have it (he was so nice to share with me wasn’t he?).
You just never know when life is going to throw you a curveball.
So as you can imagine my daily maintenance, including my 10 minute tidy each night, has been a bit sporadic these last couple of days. I could be beating myself up about it as clutter starts to invade surfaces around me but I won’t. The reason I won’t is because when I’m not in the middle of a curveball I’m pretty diligent about staying on top of things, even when I don’t feel like it. This means that when this sickness finally leaves our house it won’t take me forever to get it back into shape. It won’t have created a pit that seems impossible to climb out of. Whew!
Life isn’t always predictable.
Daily maintenance is so important. Small chunks of daily time staying on top of the clutter means less time and frustration in the long run. It is so worth it, even when it’s the last thing you want to do. Now it’s become such a habit for me, and the benefits are so rewarding, I don’t even have to think about it most days. Small daily habits like never leaving a room empty handed are also big contributors to the daily maintenance. That one is so automatic for me now that I find myself still doing it even while I’m sick.
So I hope you follow the links in blue above for further details on these very important habits. For me, it’s back to bed I go. But don’t think you are off the hook this week, not a chance!
Tell me what got crossed off your list this past week, what you are hoping to cross off your list next week and what one habit you are going to put into place to ensure your newly organized spaces will be maintained.
For more tips like the ones above please refer to my book, Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips & Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It!
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