15 Morning Habits To Make Coming Home After Work A Relief

Try these quick tips for a tidy home and calm mind.
A tidy house creates a calm environment to wind down in after work.
A tidy house creates a calm environment to wind down in after work.

Unless you've been living under a messy rock you'll have heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.

It's the number one New York Times best-selling book that takes a look at decluttering your home by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo. Released in 2014, Kondo developed a revolutionary KonMari Method for tidying and storing, and the book has sold millions of copies.

So it's safe to say we're all seeking simple, actually achievable ways to keep our homes organised. Why?

It's not because we're all Type A neat freaks like Monica from Friends. It actually comes back to the neurological need for an uncluttered space, which in turn calms the mind.

In fact, Researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute discovered that a cluttered environment interferes with the brain's ability to process information.

"Multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout visual cortex, providing a neural correlate for the limited processing capacity of the visual system," the study stated.

So, picture getting home from a long day at work only to discover you've left the laundry out, dishes in the sink and the kids art and craft station in full finger-painting mode. It means you're human, but might also mean that it'll be harder for you to de-stress and unwind when your environment is full of so much visual and physical clutter.

With that in mind, take a look at the below infographic for quick tricks you can employ each morning to ensure you return to a semi-organised home. Small tasks each day will avoid the weekend becoming a chore-fest, too.

Infographic from Amara Living