The 1 Small Thing I Do to Keep My Entire Home Organized All Year Long
I live in an 800-square-foot apartment with my boyfriend and our two cats, and because it's a small space with not all that much storage, things tend to get out of order (and out of hand) pretty easily. I'm not a total neat freak, but I do like to keep things organized, so there's one specific method I've adopted in the time we've been living here to make sure that our home stays tidy, that we do the projects we said we would when we moved in, and that, as Marie Kondo would approve of, we are keeping only the things that "spark joy" around us.
Of course, there are daily, weekly, and monthly tasks — like unloading the dishwasher, changing the sheets, and scrubbing down the stove — that get done around the apartment, but for the other things, like organizing closets, sorting through clothes, and steaming a rug (aka things that you only do once a year, if that), I like to keep a broken-down list of tasks.
Last year, the first full year in our apartment, I made a list in January of the things I wanted to organize, clean, buy, and get rid of.