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Organization Hacks That I Swear By

Let me get real with you guys for a quick second... I suck at chores and cleaning. Despite my lengthy, thorough, and in-depth planner organization and to do lists, it takes an army of tools for me to have a clean, tidy space. I'm an Interior Designer, so shouldn't I want to have my home looking it's best all the time? Not to mention, I love organization and all the efficient ways to organize a home. Why was I having this big disconnect? What was I not getting?

Admittedly, it was causing me a lot of turmoil. With plenty of inner reflection, I determined a few key points when it comes to myself and chores and maybe, just maybe, this will resonate with you too.

 

1, If I'm not aware of the chores and tasks that have to be done, they WILL NOT get done.

2. I have a better chance of doing a chore or task if I can somehow trick myself into doing it.

 

It has taken me years to tackle this side of myself. Seriously, you can ask my Husband. But luckily, I've come up with 5 hacks that make it easier on me, on him, and I'm sure could help you out too no matter how good or bad you are at cleaning and organizing. By doing just these few simple things, my home is kept much more organized and clutter free.

1. Clean your desk at the end of the day

I'm a creative, which means while I'm making things tend to explode around me. Its a messy, beautiful process most of the time. However, I've learned that nothing stumps my creativity more than a messy desk that I just can't think around.

To ease the burden every day, and to ensure I can step into my office and get to work right away, this is an essential step. Take 5 minutes before you head home for the day or power off if you work-from-home. You'll be surprised how little time it takes. That way, not only do you have a desk that's clean and clear, ready for work the next morning, but you're also ensuring you start the day on the right foot.