Today’s guest blog post is by Regina Leeds.
Many of my clients resist getting organized because they imagine that maintenance is going to add time and chores to their already over burdened schedule. In fact maintenance is simply a shift in your actions. What do I mean? Let’s say it’s your habit to walk in the door and fling your keys wherever they land. There’s no rhyme or reason to the toss and you wind up spending hours each year searching for those darn keys.
A better option is to assign a designated spot for the keys and make it a habit to put them there. It will become a ritual as normal as brushing your teeth.
Maintenance is very often about being conscious, present and ritualizing actions we’ve left to chance. Maintenance is a positive re-direction of the energy you’ve been using to sabotage yourself. There are many organizational tricks you can perform and transform into habit and most will only take up a few minutes of your day.
How do you maintain an organized home?
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