I asked this question last week on my Facebook page:
“Which shelves, drawers and/or flat surfaces such as counters are clutter magnets in your home?”
Here are the answers I received:
- All of them
- The kitchen island.
- All of them!
- The kitchen table. The minute I get it clean, the kids start piling stuff on it again.
- Kitchen counter
So it seems like it’s the flat surfaces that collect the most clutter.
One way to “Stop” the clutter is to copy some STOP signs to put on counters and other flat spaces that collect clutter and the stuff of daily life. This is a great visual reminder not to put stuff on the flat surface.
Another solution is to find permanent homes for the items so you can put them away instead of just putting them down.
Setting up a mail centre would be another, especially since a lot of the clutter that ends up on flat surfaces is paper.
How do you stop from putting stuff on flat surfaces (including the floor)?