9 Seemingly Harmless Habits That Are to Blame For Your Messy Room
If you’ve noticed your room is turning from neat to out of control and you’re not sure what’s going on, you may be following a surprisingly toxic schedule. These messy room habits will sneak up on you without warning, but identifying them is the first step to a glorious recovery.
Watch out for, and totally eliminate, these bad habits:
1. You Throw Your Towel On Your Bed After Showering
Right out of the shower, you may be tempted to throw your towel on your bed, seemingly temporarily, while you get ready. What ends up happening is that you get ready, rush out the door and let your towel soak onto your comforter. Yuck.
2. You Wear Shoes Inside Your Room
If you live with roommates, leaving shoes in your room only seems normal, but imagine how much bacteria and grime you end up wiping off the bottom of your shoes onto your bedroom carpet.
3. You Leave Your Tea Cup On Your Bedside Table
You may think, it’s an empty cup, so leaving it for a day or two isn’t the end of the world. Please record that and play it back to yourself when you realize that cup has been there for a solid month and is literally gathering dust.
4. You Haven’t Re-Folded Your Sweaters In A While
Remember your “favorite” H&M sweater you bought at Christmas that is now crumpled and crushed under your six other big sweaters? That is a direct result of poor stacking and not remembering to re-fold and re-evaluate what’s in your closet.
5. You Throw Your Jacket On A Chair Instead Of Hanging It Up
We bet you $100 that you will totally forget to put that jacket away once you put your pajamas on the chair, too, and then your workout clothes that you will also forget about for approximately two weeks.
6. You Keep Your Documents In Some Folder In Some Bin
If you don’t have a home office, figuring out where to put your files and important documents can be tricky. But instead of stuffing them into a box somewhere, consider organizing them on wall shelves.
7. You Don’t Work Making Your Bed Into Your Daily Routine
This one may seem fairly obvious, but for every day that passes that you don’t make your bed, it just becomes a more depressing, confusing ball of sheets and wrinkled comforter.
8. Every Outlet Is In Use By Some Electronic
More electronics plugged in equals more confusing, crossed cords, which equals chaos.
9. You Literally Never Dust Your Baseboards
You likely forgot baseboards existed in your room. Let us tell you: Those suckers get dusty. Don’t neglect them!
Kicking these small habits to the curb will help you maintain a neat and orderly room…as well as keep your sanity.
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