This morning I spent less than 5 minutes cleaning off the clutter that seems to collect at the top of our stairs. The whole ledge is clean and cleared of clutter. It looks so nice and makes me feel good when I walk by.
It is so easy to pile stuff around the house. Some people grow up in homes where family members just pile things all over. I wonder sometimes if it is a way to just procrastinate facing something you need to do. Maybe the item doesn't have a home. Whatever the cause, it is a good habit to put things where they belong right away. Don't just put the item down somewhere, put it away where it belongs. If you don't have a place for the item in your home, then get rid of it or find a place for it.
Take the time today to clear just one surface. It can be a kitchen counter, a table, the top of a book case, or a surface in the bathroom. It doesn't take a lot of time and it sure looks good afterwards.