When it comes to tasks we dread, most of us are experts at finding reasons to put them off. We can find a million excuses to avoid getting it done. At home, just like in your professional life, procrastination is not a good thing and it will come back to bite you one way or another. That's why today we're talking about why you should just jump in and get things done. Plus, we have tips to help you make the job easier and how to use Stockpile free home inventory system to help! Keep reading to learn more.
You know it's a good idea. You know that letting the clutter take over will only cause you problems, but sometimes it's just easier to pretend that you don't see the papers, discarded mail, packages, whatever lying around. If you have kids at home, it's even worse. There are probably all sorts of odds and ends in places that they shouldn't be. The best way to combat this problem is to set aside a few minutes every night to straighten up before you go to bed. If you do a quick sweep every evening you should be able to easily get the clutter under control so that it doesn't become a bigger issue. Plus, making it a habit will make it easier to remember to do.
Spray and Wipe
It's not as fun as a swish and flick to restore order, but a spray and wipe can remove any germs and grime lurking on countertops, appliances, and more. Giving high traffic surfaces a rub down every day can keep your home cleaner and your family healthier. Fresh spills are also easier to wipe up than old dried on ones.
Sort It Out
There are times when you just need to sort through things. That stack of magazines, old bank or credit card statements, coupons that may or may not still be good. Whatever you have piled up going through it once a week can keep the stack down to a manageable size. Letting it go until the job is overwhelming large just makes the whole task more abhorrent. Do yourself a favor and don't let it get to that point.
I've never met anyone who enjoys cleaning the bathroom. It is, however, a necessary chore. The best way to make this job a little easier is to keep up with it. Don't wait until your grout is stained and there is a thick layer of soap scum on the tub. Weekly maintenance will keep this chore in check. The faster you can get it done, the happier you'll be. If you don't want to do it all once you can assign yourself one task per day. Tackle the shower on Monday, mirrors on Tuesday, toilet on Wednesday and so on. Whatever system works for you and makes you more likely to stay on track is best.
Stockpile Saves the Day
The one downside to all this cleanliness is that you often end up misplacing items because you're not used to putting them away. Just one or two searches later you're able to convince yourself that life was better when everything was scattered all over because at least then you could find stuff. If you use Stockpile to track items you won't have that problem. You'll always know where to find what you need. Plus, you'll have all kinds of details about that item at your fingertips. That's right. Stockpile is fully customizable so you are able to choose which fields to include in item records. You can add all the data that you'd like to have on hand to records. You can even include a picture. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are kept. It's easy to update records if and when things move around as well. Stockpile makes it so easy to keep track of your belongings you'll wonder why you waited so long to give it a try. It's even available for free, so don't wait. Try Stockpile today!