The art of home organising Some people have it. Some don’t. Looking around at one or two of nearby houses, we’re veering towards the latter. I take heart that after many years of fighting my way through chaotic junk strewn hallways and living rooms that I now appreciate the fundamentals of having a system. It’s now so much better and easier to manage. My revolution began with a short list of absolute bugbears and I started at the top – sorting out incoming mail and paperwork. It now gets sorted on a weekly basis. Anything that has to be kept is filed in the right place first time. Then kitchen. I now wash & wipe up and put everything away immediately after meals rather than tell myself I’ll do it later. That way I can get on to the next part of the day or evening without it hanging over me! Bathroom tidying – now after showering, I dry and get dressed quickly and then sponge down the cubicle and wipe off the work tops. I even put the toothepaste away immediately!