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- I started using a hamper. I put the hamper in my bedroom, where I got undressed, which made it really practical for me to use it. I lined the hamper with my laundry bag, which made it supereasy to grab dirty clothes and carry them out to the laundromat. I also used a small hamper which meant I couldn't go weeks without doing wash.
- I began to wash dishes immediately after I used them. The longer I wait to do dishes, the more gross and less my responsibility they seem. A full tummy makes the chore feel like an act of gratitude.
- I stopped bringing junk mail into the house. Instead, I'd sort my mail over the recycling bin outside.
- I put a small trash can in every room of my apartment.
- I stored cleaning supplies in the kitchen and in the bathroom.
- I began to pick up dust bunnies whenever I saw them instead of just planning to vacuum.
- I started inviting people over more often, which gave me extra motivation to clean up.
- I got rid of a lot of my belongings and stopped buying as many things, which mean I had less stuff to keep clean and organized.
- I got a file cabinet with drawers. This made it totally easy to keep and find important papers. It also defined limits for what papers to keep and which to recycle. If something wasn't important enough to be filed, I decided I didn't need to keep it at all.
- I started actually using my planner. I'd jot down details of upcoming events, addresses, and contact info instead of keeping a pile of flyers and business cards. This proved to be more effective in getting stuff done. (Now, I use Google Calendar along with my iPhone notes and contacts.)
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