Is Clutter Reappeaering Almost Immediately?
Trouble Keeping Your Space Tidy?
You have just spent hours cleaning, and it’s perfect. You figure you can enjoy this feeling for a while, but one or two days, or even a few hours later – and the mess is back! This is known to professional organizers as the Opposite Effect.
Why Does It Happen?
It is usually the result of ineffective cleaning and tidying methods. In simpler terms, it happens when we just tidy things up (usually moving items from one spot to another) instead of resolving the cause of the disorder. Implementing organization systems, such as bins, containers, and closet organizers to prevent the mess from continuing to reappear.
When each item has a spot, or home, where it belongs, staying organized becomes much easier.
What Can You Do?
Starting with an organized space will make it simpler to stay organized in the future.
- Get rid of the trash!
- Sort and organize everything.
- Put your things into practical storage containers.
- Analyze storage system – does it work for you? If not, readjust it.
- Stay on track by returning items to their designated spot as soon as you’ve finished with them.
Implementing these easy steps will create a system of order, making it less likely for disorganization to creep back in.