All my life I have learned a lot about cleaning and organizing.
I will be the first to admit I’m NOT the most organized or cleanest… but I’m always trying.
Even more, I love learning new tips and tricks for keeping a tidy, organized home.
Of all the wonderful advice I’ve received or read about when it comes to cleaning and organizing I will tell you the best organization tip I’ve ever received was this:
“The one- touch rule!”
What is the “one-touch” rule?
You touch the item once and put it right where it belongs.
For example, don’t take your plate over to the sink and leave it there with the intention of coming back later to put it in the dishwasher.
You touched the dish twice.
Instead, take the dish, rinse it and put it right into the dishwasher.
Or maybe it’s art supplies you have on your counter. You decide to clean them up, place them to the side of the counter with the intention to put them in the arts and crafts bin later… don’t wait, do it all at once!
The idea behind the one touch rule is that every time in a house should have a proper place.
If you simply follow through with returning items to their proper place … your house stays cleaner and more organized.
At the end of the day, it’s about following through with a task.
So I have to ask, have you tried the “one-touch” rule?
Give it a try if not, and let me know if it helps you keep your home cleaner and more organized.
I am a big believer in the one-touch rule, it makes a big difference with clutter around the house.
Maybe one day, I’ll be able to teach my toddlers about this incredible organization tip.
My goal is to use the “one -touch” rule in my house everyday this week.
Can I do it?
I’ll let you know how I do.
And I’d love to have you join me!
Until next time,