I just realized that I've developed a habit...and not a bad habit either. A good, productive, helpful one!
I have realized (by griping at my husband for not doing this) that I've gotten in the habit of taking something and putting it away every time I get up off the couch. Yay me!
Now, this may not seem like a lot to you, but this one habit has kept my living room from turning into a complete dumping ground! It's where we do everything! And you know that the room you spend the most time in gets the most love...messy love.
We have a sectional with a chaise. EVERYTHING piles up on the chaise. No one sits on it, it's used for a myriad of other things. It's my table for feeding the baby (and myself), the place where I hide the remote, my desk and workstation (the computer sits here), and my coffee table (where I sit my drinks). So, as you can imagine, things pile up here. Especially dishes, soda cans, tissues, books, paper, pens, clothes and a million other things. And usually, it just piles up. But for the past few weeks I've been taking something with me every single time I get up from the couch. Whether it be a dish, trash, dirty clothes, toys or whatever. And it works! I'm so excited that I'm actually sticking with something!
The sectional and living room stay relatively clutter free because I just do a little at a time. Makes me wonder what other things I could do a little at time. Hmmm? Laundry, decluttering, dishes, cleaning....there's probably a million things. But for now, I'm satisfied that I've developed this ONE.