Benefits of habit “Put everything back in its place”

✓ Reduces mess at home or office
✓ Helps stay more organized
✓ Reduces stress
✓ Helps with sanitation

First step:

Put back 1 item you used today


1. Today, consciously put 1 item that you used back to its original place. Do so every day for 1 week.
2. Next week, put back 2 items per day.
3. Keep it up until you always put items back where they belong.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Trigger your mind. Start by wearing a distinct bracelet that you can relate with tidying up the item you’ve used. Wear that bracelet on your dominant hand, so that whenever you use an item, you can see it.
✓ Let the app help. Every morning and evening, this app can ring you up and remind you about your commitment to put everything back in its place. You may also track your progress by marking out the days you didn’t tidy up after yourself in the calendar.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone through a month of noticeable improvement on your putting things back to their places, reward yourself by organizing a house party. As you prep for it, see how much easier it has become once you’ve become tidier.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Good place to start. To find out where an item belongs, it’s a good idea to have a deep cleaning session of your home or work space. In other words, start by finding a place for each item. It will be easier to put it back in its place later.
✓ Time saving. Not digging through numerous items to find that one thing you need will save you a lot of time. Not only will you have it easier in the morning, you will also experience general decrease in anxiety because you will always know where things are.