Declutter & Streamline Your Home With This Two-Minute Rule
Streamlined homes operate in a way that allows people to feel relaxed in their space. Seeing a mess, or even just a bit of clutter when you enter your home creates easily avoidable stress and tension. Here are some minimalism tips and tricks to help you declutter.
Try implementing a two-minute rule. This two-minute rule dictates that upon entering your home, before you do anything else, you take two minutes to straighten up. Instead of going straight to relaxing just spend a couple of minutes putting things away thoughtfully and carefully.
Giving up two minutes won’t cause you to overtire, or force you to give up something in your life. There is nothing overwhelming about a two-minute commitment. Those two minutes just might create a meaningful long-lasting impact on your life.
Enveloping behaviors you want to change with something you already do helps remind you to keep it going. It becomes a habit and helps you stay on track to continue doing it regularly. Making it into an integrated part of your day will make it easier to get it done.
The two-minute rule helps prevent clutter from accumulating in the first place. People tend to walk in the house and just put their stuff down wherever. If you take those first two minutes to think about where to put things, you’re preventing future clutter.
You’re also resetting your relationship with your space by being mindful of how you care for it.
Streamline your home with the two-minute rule
The two-minute rule is ultimately about reflecting your priorities in your behavior. Taking two minutes to straighten up even when you’re tired, reflects how much you care about your home.
After a week or two, the two-minute rule becomes an automated habit which makes it easier to continue doing it.
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