Have you ever been in a pinch to clean your house before guests arrive, or do you sometimes just have an urge to quickly remove some unsightly clutter? Never fear, all you need is 10 seconds, in fact, less than 10 seconds. Observe:
I woke up on Monday morning and spotted this disaster on our living room coffee table. I hate messes like these because they make the whole room appear cluttered and unkempt. But I couldn’t really put anything away because everything belonged to my husband. He left out his projects from the night before (which is fine), but he wasn’t around to do anything about it the following morning.
Should we give up when faced with situations like these? Absolutely not. You can still organize existing messes without having to completely clean them up if you aren’t able to or have no time. Take a few seconds and simply straighten these messes into nice neat piles. Arrange each pile so that they are evenly spaced on the surface and celebrate—you’ve instantly transformed your room.
BE WARNED. Don’t make this policy of temporarily organizing messes a habit and end up never actually taking care of the source of the clutter. You’ll just end up with piles all over your house! And whether they are organized piles or not, eventually lots of organized piles end up looking messy and cluttered too. This quick fix is just for those times when you are in a bind and need to organize an area fast. Or if you’re like me and just have a compulsion. 🙂
How do you feel about organized piles?