There is a quick way to de-clutter, and get to feeling more accomplished in your day as a homemaker/stay-at-home mom. It’s simple and only requires 1 “tool” and 1 day each week!
First: Grab your laundry basket, and walk around each room of your house collecting items that are astray.
I start in the Master bedroom since that is the last room I see at the end of my tiring day. I do not want piles of laundry or clumps of clothes on the floor greeting me when I am ready to crawl into bed.
Carry your basket through the kids rooms, the bathroom, the main floor or your main living space if you have one level. Even if the ‘stuff’ has to wait in the basket for you to deal with tomorrow, at least it is cleaned up out of direct view. I think piles are better than things strewn all over floors, counters and work spaces. Piles I can deal with.
As you travel through a room collecting things left out that belong in other rooms, put away items in the basket that belong in that room.
At some point your basket will be empty since your things ultimately go somewhere. (If they don’t, add finding them a home, or getting rid of them, to your list!)
You will see less mess as you work through your day. Sometimes just attending to the clutter makes it easier to feel accomplished. Little pockets of disorganization are less stressful than the whole house being a mess.
I do this every Monday morning to complete this ‘de-clutter’ task. During the weekend the house gets messy with everyone home. Monday de-cluttering is a nice way to start the week and feel accomplished right away.
Pick a day where you generally are home and don’t have something to do or get done by a scheduled time. It could change each week, but devote some time to doing this one day each week so you don’t feel buried in the clutter. You’ll enjoy your time at home as a mom more!
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