Plan to keep the house clutter free

I consider myself to be an organised and tidy person, so why is there so much out of place around the house? I challenged myself on this the other week (What you see when you enter your home) and vowed to clear one area (hallway) and keep it clear. It’s still clear.

I think that maintenance is an important part of the day, whether it’s maintenance in the kitchen, maintenance of your handbag, or the just spending a few moments clearing the hall way of leaflets, post and other stray items that have been dropped there.

If you are struggling with all areas around the home being cluttered, pick one area and clear it. Then take a few minutes each day to keep it that way and review your habit after 1 week.


Following my last email, I extended this new habit to the dining room. I cleared it once and for all and stood back to look at my work. My children, who love a clear dining room table, were drawn to it and in no time at all there was a whole craft class going on with colouring, cutting and sticking. The floor was littered with bits of paper. I’m now encouraging them to spend a few minutes putting their stuff away afterwards in order to help me get the room back to normal at the end of each day.

Right now I’m sitting and blogging in my clear dining room feeling inspired. It’s a great feeling…


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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