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World Organizing Day: Daily Habits for a Clutter-Free Life

Updated: Jun 3

In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, finding peace amidst the clutter can seem like an unattainable goal. However, on this World Organizing Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on our daily habits and what steps we can take that will help us become more organized. 


Organizing is generally thought of as delving into large projects that take many hours. While that can be true, there are plenty of smaller projects that can be tackled daily to build confidence and help you gain momentum. Starting small and dedicating even 10 minutes each day to decluttering a specific area of your home or workspace is a great way to begin. Over time, these small efforts will accumulate into significant progress!

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Set clear goals for your organizing endeavors. Whether it’s clearing out a closet, organizing your digital files, or creating a streamlined workspace, having specific objectives will help you stay focused and motivated.


Adopt the “one in, one out” rule to prevent clutter from accumulating. For every new item you bring into your space, commit to removing an item you no longer need, use, or may have extra of. This simple practice ensures that your belongings remain manageable, prevents overcrowding, and helps cultivate mindfulness in your consumption habits. Really consider whether the item truly adds value to your life or if it will only contribute to clutter. Prioritize experiences over material possessions.


Integrate organizing tasks into your daily routines. Spend a few minutes each morning tidying up your living space before starting your day so you don’t return to a messy home. In the evening, take time to prepare for the next day to make getting out the door as quick and streamlined as possible. 

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Wherever possible, embrace the principles of minimalism by simplifying your life and your possessions. Declutter your space by letting go of items that no longer serve a purpose or bring you joy. Cultivate gratitude for what you do have which will in turn foster contentment and shift your focus away from the desire for more. Adopting a minimalist mindset can lead to greater clarity, freedom, and fulfillment.


Invest in organizational systems that suit your lifestyle and preferences. Whether it’s storage bins, shelving units, or digital tools, create systems that promote efficiency and accessibility. Tailor your organization methods to fit your unique needs and habits.

Don’t hesitate to seek support from friends, family, or professional organizers (like me!) if you feel overwhelmed by clutter. Sometimes, an outside perspective can provide valuable insights and encouragement to help you navigate the organizing process more effectively.


Make decluttering a family affair by involving everyone in the household. Create a shared responsibility for maintaining a tidy space, encouraging each member to contribute to the organization process. This not only lightens the load but also fosters a sense of collective achievement and accountability.


Celebrate your progress, no matter how small. Acknowledge the victories along the way and recognize the positive impact that decluttering has on your well-being. Every step forward is a step towards a more organized, peaceful, and fulfilling life.


As we recognize World Organizing Day, let’s commit to incorporating these daily habits into our lives and embracing the transformative power of organization. By cultivating mindfulness, practicing gratitude, and embracing simplicity, we can create spaces that inspire creativity, foster tranquility, and ultimately, enhance our quality of life.


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