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Tossing Mail on the Kitchen Counter

Tossing Mail on the Kitchen Counter

Paper piles up easily most especially if you have a habit of leaving mail on the counter or the entryway table, and it's something that we just unconsciously do because we could be tired and the last thing we'd want to do is to sort out bills.

What we can do about this is to place a small wastepaper basket on the counter or the entryway so we can toss out the unnecessary subscriptions right away. If possible, go for online billing.

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Buying More Than You Can Store

If you're running out of room in your closet, kitche, or other rooms in your house, maybe it's time to follow the folden rule of organizing: "One in-one out"

The one in-one out rule means that if you're adding something to your collection, donate one you no longer need. May it be a book or a dress, it's a simple habit that will make sure you have enough storage at home.

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Leaving Shoes Around the House

If you have kids or a big family, you're probably used to seeing shoes scattered all around the house, and while it might be convenient, it's all around messy and no one is not distressed in the middle of a mess.

What we can do about this is to add a shoe storage to the entryway or the mud room and get into the habit of taking your shoes off before entering the house.

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Throwing Everything in the Closet

Most of us have the habit of throwing everything into the closet and pretend that everything's been nicely cleaned up, but you can't forever ignore the fact that this won't make it easier for you to clean later.

What we can do about this is to install shelves that reach down to the floor so that we'll be forced to store and find a home for it in the shelves.

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Piling Clothes on a Chair in Your Bedroom

Most of us have a chair just for the pile of clothes we throw around due to convenience, however, having a chair clothes pile can discourage us from being organized.

What we can do about this is to invest in a laundry hamper that has a lid. We can hide the dirty clothes when we need to, while saving the "this still smells clean" for later.

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