3 Easy Tidying Tips for Lazybones

Photo of a tidily made up bed with a white bedspread, greige coloured decorative pillows, a fake fur bed throw, and a rather sad looking sort of stuffed animal. The walls are white and to the left of the bed is a tall bright green plant.

Tidying for lazybones, is it possible when you hit the snooze button again and your feet are dragging?

When you’ve got the home office or online schooling blues, and you’re sick of that pile of laundry/toys/unread books staring at you from the corner?

Don’t despair! There are three easy things you can do today—and everyday—to make yourself more comfortable at home.

1. Make your bed!

Stop what you’re doing and go make your bed right now if you didn’t this morning.

Make your bed every morning after you get up and have aired it out.* Why? Because your bed makes up a huge focal point of your room, and if it’s tidy, the entire room is going to instantly look tidier. Make doing up your bed every morning your new morning habit. It’s a two minute Investment of time that will elevate the whole look of your room and make you feel like a pro ready to conquer the day. Tidying for lazybones, voila!

2. Do a 10-minute tidy-up everyday!

Ten minutes are manageable, right? If you hate tidying, pick a corner that’s bugging you, set your timer, and pretend you’re a pitbull on a rampage to put things back in their place.

3. Say goodbye to stuff you don’t like!

The ugly flannel nightgown Aunt Martha gave you for your birthday that makes you feel like an ogress? That ginormous pair of Homer Simpson slippers you got at the office White Elephant exchange? The homemade lip balm your fave cousin made you that’s harder than kryptonite and smells like a moldy fruit cup? Let it all go. It’s taking up your physical space, and your headspace. You’re not obliged to your relatives, friends or co-workers to keep stuff you don’t like, stuff you can’t use, or stuff you’ve outgrown.

*Air out your bed for a good 15 minutes before making it. Throw back the bedding, open the window to let fresh air in (yes, even in the winter), and let the four litres of moisture you perspired overnight escape your mattress before you make your bed. Go put your coffee on while your bed is airing out, or start your routine in the bath. Then come back for your two-minute bed-making blitz and enjoy the sight of an immediately tidier looking room. Et voilà.

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