Stow As You Go
A powerful habit for change is applying the principle "When you get it out, put it back, right away". Say to yourself "Stow as I go..." as you move through your home.
- Avoid thinking to yourself:
- I'm too busy now, I'll get right back to it later
- Right there is okay for now
- I'll do it in a minute.
- I'll be using it again soon so I'll leave it out.
Clutter is the result of many little postponed actions. Before you know it, many little I'll-do-it-later piles make our houses messy and we hardly know how it happened. STOW AS YOU GO!
You may find that once you start, you'll go on for a while longer.
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Work with a time limit
Do a job by time. Set the timer on your stove, or better still, put on a recording. Plan to work for only two to three songs.
When you fold your sheets, fold the sheets and the pillow cases in one bundle, with the flat sheet covering them all. Then you can grab the whole set to be put on the bed with one hand.