Three golden rules from professional organiser Natalie Jane of Be Organised, beorganised.co.nz.
My number-one rule for a clutter-free home is the “one touch” rule. Every time you touch an item, put it back where it belongs, rather than moving it from one place to another. (If I take off my shoes, I put them away. When I get out of bed, I make it.) 2
Every item in your home needs a functional place to live that makes sense to you and the people you live
with. Once you have established a place for your items, the “one touch” rule becomes much easier to implement. 3 Tidy up every day. All homes require daily maintenance. You may choose to tidy up once a day or several times throughout the day, depending on your lifestyle. Choose a time that will suit you, get the family on board and make it fun.