Get Better Organized While You Stay At Home
In the past few weeks, the whole world has collectively been asked to stay home to help with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
This is one of those improbable scenarios when doing nothing could literally save lives. But as good as it sounds in theory, staying inside and doing nothing for 14 days is probably one of the most difficult things to do for most of us.
The good news is that once you’ve had your fill of sitting on your couch, you can use this self-isolation time to clean your home and get better organized.
If you suddenly have a tone of time on your hands, use it to develop good habits and for some spring cleaning!
Because helping you find your lost keys, wallets and phones is our mission, we already did a few blog posts on how to organize yourself and improve your daily routine.
Below you’ll find our top picks so far.
1. Make a to-do list and go through the tasks when you feel like it
You probably notice things that need to be cleaned or sorted when you walk around your home.
You make a mental note, promise yourself you’ll deal with it when you have time, and then promptly forget about it (until the next time you see it again).
Now is the perfect time to make a list of all these small improvements you want to do and then actually do them.
Don’t feel like doing a scrub of your bathroom tiles?
No problem, pick one of the smaller tasks and do that instead. You’ll still accomplish something and who knows, it might even motivate you to tackle the bathroom tiles too!
2. Get creative with your meals and try a new workout
Now is the perfect time to spend some time on improving your diet. If you usually don’t have time to cook, take this time to master a quick meal preparation plan or find ways to eat healthier with little effort.
Take this time to try out some new workouts that you’ve secretly been thinking about but never got around to doing. Many companies are participating in digital solidarity right now, offering free access to their resources to the public.
The first steps are always difficult and time-consuming, so this is the perfect time to develop a healthy habit that you can continue with little effort even when this is all over.
3. Do a quick sweep before turning in for the night
Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher, your clothes in the closet, straighten up around the living room, place the remote on the table and check the bathroom. It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes and you’ll thank yourself in the morning when you don’t have to deal with any cutter.
4. Practice staying organized
Developing new habits can be fun but sticking to them even after the novelty has worn off can be a challenge.
Train yourself to stick to the new routine every day until it becomes a habit. It’s been said that developing a new habit can take as little as 21 days, so it shouldn’t be too difficult!
5. Create an ‘Out the door’ spot for your keys and wallet
It’s not something you’ll need right now (since you’re staying home like you were asked to) but creating a designated space for your keys and wallet will help you stay organized once the world is a safe place again.
Since your personal items are small, it doesn’t need a lot of space, it can be a simple empty surface on a small table or cabinet, a tray or a bowl.
Make sure it’s in a highly visible place, so you can’t miss it when you come home and put your keys in a random place again.
If you create a specific spot for your things, it will be much harder to put them in the wrong place!
6. Wash your hands!
And stay at home as much as you can. 🙂