“Clothes too dirty for the closet but too clean for the laundry: welcome the CHAIR.”
I came across this quote on Instagram a few weeks back and thought, YUP, pretty much! Who else is guilty of this? And if you’re not, I envy you!
After seeing that quote, I immediately shared it with friends and family who I knew it would resonate with. Mid-sharing, I realized that the one person I couldn’t show the quote to was my own husband. He does NOT toss his worn clothes on our chair, he puts his things back nicely every evening and in fact, the entire heaping pile of clothing that covers our chair in the exact spot where he generally likes to sit to take off his shoes, was covered in my crap. Does this make me a bad wife? Absolutely not, but it doesn’t make me a great roommate and more importantly, this pile, and the other piles I make around our house, weigh us down and take away from having a zen place to come home to. So, I challenge you this:
Challenge: Put things away.
As Marie Kondo says, if you put every item in a place where it’s visible, accessible, and easy to grab and then always put it back, you will reach the nirvana of housekeeping, and never have to clean again. Or in other words, if you put your crap away after you use it, your space is always neat. So, I challenge you to put everything away after you use it or wear it this week. Yes, including the clothes that are too dirty for the closet but too clean for the laundry.
This small change can help alleviate the anxiety you have around needing to clean up, will make getting ready easier since everything will be in its place, and your home will look more beautiful. Wins all around!
Good luck to those who are taking this challenge on! Please know I’ll be struggling through this one right there with you. XX