Are you confused by all these words people use about their house? Maybe you have a friend who has said, “Boy, I really need to organize my house.” Maybe you had another friend who has said, “If only I had time to declutter, my life would be so much easier.” Then, you got on Pinterest today and saw an article about being able to get your daily tasks done in twenty minutes and you feel like a horrible person because it takes you all day. Well, today is your lucky day because I am going to break down what the difference is between all three of these words.
In order to do your daily tasks quickly and effectively, you must be organized. And, you can’t be organized unless you have decluttered. Make sense? Or has the confusion reached a whole new level?If you haven’t taken the time to declutter and organize, then your daily tasks may seem a bit overwhelming. To a point where you are stuck in a daily rut of cleaning and never feeling as though you have accomplished anything. Not a good feeling, I have been there.
Instead of continuing in the perpetual cycle, let’s get to the heart of the problem so then our days aren’t filled with cleaning all day, everyday. Ready to understand the difference in the words?
Organization, much bigger than daily tasks, goes hand in hand with decluttering. It is how your closet looks when you open the door. Or, the drawer looks when you open it. Organization is about having everything in it’s place. Organization don’t get done daily, once you have an area the way you want it, you maintain it with your daily tasks. When things are organized, they have a home.
Becoming organized takes time and is part of the decluttering process. While you are in the midst of decluttering, you are deciding what you want to keep and what you want to rid yourself of. Once you have decluttered, organize the items you love and want to still be part of your life.
It is easiest to be organized if AND only if, you have decluttered. Are you thinking to yourself now, Man! That’s a lot of stuff to do. I agree, but you gotta start somewhere. My best tip for decluttering would be to START SMALL. Small would be a junk drawer if you are feeling overwhelmed with the bigger projects. Once you have decluttered and then found a home for every item you want to keep then you are able to do your daily tasks with so much more ease.
Daily tasks are the things that allow your house to run smoothly. They are the things that get done, well, daily. It is in the details. An example of daily tasks would be the – One Touch Rule. Getting the One Touch Rule to be part of you and your families daily tasks is important. You can learn more about what the One Touch Rule is by reading One Simply Rule to Living More Tidy and also Getting Your Children On Board With The One Touch Rule.
Daily tasks also consist of doing the dishes, wiping down the bathroom sinks, laundry, making the beds. They are the things you have on your daily to do list.
In order to do your daily tasks quickly and effectively, you must be organized. And, you can’t be organized unless you have decluttered. Make sense? Or has the confusion reached a whole new level?If you haven’t taken the time to declutter and organize, then your daily tasks may seem a bit overwhelming. To a point where you are stuck in a daily rut of cleaning and never feeling as though you have accomplished anything.
Organization, decluttering, and daily tasks all work together. You need all three of them in order to have your home run smoothly. Is it on your list of goals this coming year to get your house decluttered and organized? It may be hard to see now, but if you are wanting your daily tasks to only take 20 minutes the only way you will accomplish that is by decluttering and organizing. And what an amazing feeling it is.