So you’re surveying your mobile home and thinking it’s time to go all Marie Kondo. Keeping up a tidy home can be a challenge if you don’t have the right habits and hacks in place.
While decluttering is a good start, the effort does not stop (or even start) there. It’s time to cultivate some habits that help you turn the act of keeping a tidy mobile home into a lifestyle.
When you make tidiness a lifestyle, it’s no longer simply a part of your to-do list or a New Year’s resolution, but rather an assumed aspect of your life.
Who’s ready for some empowering habits for a tidier mobile home lifestyle?
9 Habits to start today for a tidier mobile home lifestyle
There are nine habits we believe will help you cultivate a tidier mobile home lifestyle. What are you waiting for? It’s time to develop good habits for your home.
A tidy home means a home that you’ll be glad to come home to. It’ll also make for a dwelling you’ll be glad to share with visitors and family!
1 – Have a place for everything
First of all, you need to have a place for everything. This simple bit of advice put into action will give you the leverage you need for big changes.
You know the old proverb attributed to Ben Franklin — “A place for everything and everything in its place.” This proverb is stating that having a place for individual things will help keep everything organized.
That’s a thought worth implementing. So it’s time to start sifting through your items in the mobile home. What’s worth keeping? And what’s trash? What’s another man’s treasure? Ditch the things that aren’t worth keeping and create a designated space for the things that are.
There are more thorough guides to decluttering. We suggest reading a few and giving your home a fresh start.
Now that you’ve decluttered, it’s time to talk about places for everything you did not get rid of. And from then on, you want to establish places for the new things you bring into your home. That’s a big step in keeping your mobile home tidy.
2 – Wash as you go
As you prepare your meals, take advantage of the lulls in cooking or baking to wash some of the items you dirtied or to fill up the dishwasher.
You know what we mean. Say, for example, the bread needs to rise — that’s your chance to wash or put away some dishes.
3 – Set your dishwasher or washing machine to work for you
Work smarter, not harder. If you have appliances in your home that can work for you, leverage them in your sleeping hours. Before you go to bed, toss in a load of laundry if needed. And — also if needed — set the dishwasher to work. Afterward pour yourself a nice cup of tea and let the appliance do the heavy lifting. It’s a good feeling, right?
4 – Get yourself a robot vacuum cleaner
If you want a tidier mobile home, get your hands on a robot vacuum cleaner. A robot vacuum cleaner will take care of floor cleaning needs on a regular basis. So no more excuses. A clean floor is only a button away. Your robot vacuum cleaner can work while you sleep or while you work and play.
5 – Implement 15 minutes of cleaning
At the end of each day, rally the troops (your kids) and set to work with them. A fifteen-minute cleaning spree will work a miracle in any home. You can schedule one every day or every other day.
6 – Keep your cleaning supplies in one place
Additionally, a way to keep a tidy mobile home lifestyle is to keep your cleaning supplies readily accessible. This makes cleanup a breeze rather than an extra drag when you have to locate what you need before you can even get started.
7 – Focus on the areas that exhibit high traffic
Learn the art of prioritization. Spend more time giving special attention to the areas that see high foot traffic and human presence. Traditionally, these areas include the kitchen, living room, and bathroom.
8 – Make your bed every morning
Here’s a habit that you can work on first thing each morning. Make your bed. If you can win at the little things, you can win at the big things.
9 – Designate a drawer or area for mail
Incoming mail needs a home of its own. But don’t just designate a place for it. Sift through your mail as part of your morning coffee routine. That way you don’t have a collection of mail piling up. Deal with the bills soon and as you can ditch the junk mail.
A tidier mobile home lifestyle starts today
For a tidier mobile home lifestyle, it’s all about winning the day-to-day battles. Give yourself some grace but keep at it.
To continue on your journey toward a tidier mobile home lifestyle, check out these tips for organizing your closet.