A lot of people achiever Inner Serenity by getting control of the clutter around them. This gives a great sense of calm and decreases frustration.
One should start with keeping the house clutter-free, by following the below points:
- Get rid of magazines and newspapers as soon as possible. A newspaper doesn’t need to be stored more than a day, and magazines for more than a month.
- Try to figure out where to give the things away, before starting with a declutter effort. This will save a lot of time and frustration own the line.
- Keep things at exactly the same place every time.
- Do not buy Souvenirs. Keep a digital copy instead.
- Keep an empty place somewhere, to keep things which you aren’t sure of where to put. Remember, this is a temporary placeholder, and you should get things out as soon as possible.
- Try to keep all surfaces as bare as possible. If you don’t use something everyday, it should be out of sight.
- Never buy things on impulse, and specially from thrift stores and/or sales.
- Do not accept things for free, unless you absolutely need it.
- Do not keep things broken. Fix it as soon as possible. Replace broken glass, bulbs, etc.
- Hang up the coat.
- If you have things you do not where to use, but don’t want to part with them, then keep those in a special box. This might never get used, but you would always know it’s there.
- Never fill a closet or a drawer to the brim.
- Have enough hangers for the clothes.
- If you have unfinished things, like food, books, movies, etc., then do not buy a fresh set until these things are complete.
- Always keep important things in stock. Like band-aids, toothpaste, stamps, batteries etc.
- And do not hoard things that you use less often. Like vase, pots, grocery-bags etc.
- Before going to sleep every night, tidy up everything that looks out of place.
- Make your bed every morning.
- Have a place marked for things that you want to give away. Put everything that should be ridden off here.
- If you aren’t able to find something, then it’s time to clean up your house.
A clean house is the path to inner serenity.