Here’s a quick one for today.
Every time you leave a room, do something to improve it!
I can’t remember where I read this, but it’s something that has proved hugely beneficial to me in my life and I think the reason for that is because it’s so damn simple. Let me give you an example of how I incorporate this into my life and around my home.
So, I’m in my living room, just finished my lunch and going to head through to the kitchen. Instead of just getting up going straight to the kitchen, I take a quick pause, look around and see if there is anything which needs to be taken through, like a glass or dish – something to that effect. If there is, I pick it up and take it through with me. This is a really easy way to keep things tidy without even trying. Eventually, if you do it enough, it becomes a habit and you don’t even think about it – you just end up doing it naturally. It becomes muscle memory.
I tend to do the same thing when I’m at work. If I’m about to go out for lunch, or through to another office in the building, I take a quick pause, see if there is anything that needs to be taken elsewhere – like a cup to the kitchen or stuff to the bin and take it with me. Simple. It’s no wonder the cleaners love me!
Try to keep this in mind the next time you go to leave a room. Is there something you can do to improve it? Take that empty crisp packet to the bin, bring your dirty dishes through to the kitchen, pick up that bit of fluff on the floor that’s been bugging you. It’s a great way to keep things well-kept and uncluttered.