3. Clutter Begets Clutter—Nip it in the Bud
Eliminate potential clutter hot spots, like the bedroom bench where clothes yet to be folded pile up or, even worse, get mixed up with the dirty ones! Make sure you put your clothes away as they are laundered or in the basket after you’ve worn them instead of dumping them in a corner.
Is the sink overflowing with dirty dishes? Get into the habit of washing everything and cleaning the kitchen each evening. Is there a tower of mail on the entryway table? Sort the envelopes as soon as you come inside. Of course, although not ideal as they tend to quickly fill up, a catch-all draw at least offers the advantage of hiding all that mess!
4. Keep Up Your Good Pandemic Habits
You no doubt picked up some good habits during the Covid-19 pandemic that you should maintain. For example, regularly washing your hands is not only an effective way of reducing the spread of germs, but it can also help keep your walls, doorknobs, light switches, and banisters clean longer.
Moreover, airing out rooms improves the air quality inside your home as well as making it smell and feel fresh. Open those windows wide and let the breeze in!