You pick up your kids from school, pull in the driveway, and tell everyone to grab their bags. Then everyone walks in the door and kicks off their shoes. Instead of taking the bags their room, everyone drops their jackets, bags, and papers in the middle of the floor.
I don’t know about you, but this is exactly how our first minute home goes…unless I specifically instruct our kids what to do. They are still small after all. I’m hoping one day it will just be routine.
Can you relate?
It may not be bags on the floor. It might be your purse and keys on the table. The mail on the counter you just grabbed out of your mailbox. The laptop and books on your coffee table.
The task for today is to clean up your drop zone. Wherever you walk in and…drop.
- Take bags to their proper location.
- Unpack lunch boxes.
- Go though papers.
- Process mail.
- Put shoes where they belong.
Then, think through what it might take to get an organized drop zone. Do you need hooks for bags? A shoe rack? An inbox for mail?
Create a timeframe to make it happen.
If you are super organized and don’t have a messy drop zone, then feel free to literally clean your entryway. Grab a rag and all-purpose spray and start scrubbing! Those doors, doorframes, and kickplates can get dirty in a hurry!
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #3.
- Declutter your entryway and clean your drop zone.
- Keep working on your cleaning schedule.
By the way, I’d love to see what you declutter your entryway today (before and after images are perfect!). Upload a pic to instagram and tag me in it (instagram.com/idreamofclean) so I can see!