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5 Poor Habits That Are Contributing to the Mess in Your Home

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People have routines, but not all practices contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Lazy habits that people engage in at home might contribute to a cluttered and unsanitary environment in the house.

If you’re like most people, your home is probably a bit of a mess. Maybe it’s not as bad as it could be, but there’s room for improvement. The good news is that some simple changes you can make to your habits will help keep your home clean and tidy. 

Continue reading to discover the bad habits you might be engaging in that add to your house’s clutter.

1. Not Making Your Bed in the Morning 

We all know that feeling of waking up to a messy bedroom. The bed is unmade, clothes are strewn about, and the general sense is just one of disarray. It can be tempting to leave it, hoping the mess will somehow clean itself up. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.

A messy bedroom can contribute to the overall mess in your home. When your bedroom is cluttered, it can be harder to relax and get a good night’s sleep. This can make you feel more stressed and unable to focus on other tasks.

2. Not Putting Things Away After You Use Them 

Letting things slide when it comes to putting things away is easy. We tell ourselves we’ll do it later, or it’s not that big a deal. But the truth is, not putting things away after using them is one contributor to the mess in our homes.

It may not seem like a big deal to leave that coffee mug on the counter or to leave your shoes in the middle of the living room, but it all adds up. Over time, those little things turn into bigger messes. And before you know it, your home is cluttered and feels out of control.

3. Not Taking Out the Trash Regularly 

You may not realize it, but if you’re not taking out the trash regularly, you’re contributing to the mess in your home. It’s easy to let the trash build up, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. However, taking out the trash is essential so your home doesn’t become cluttered, messy, and smelly.

If you let the trash build up, it will eventually start to attract pests and rodents. Additionally, it can be a fire hazard if the trash is left in your home for too long. So, next time you’re tempted to put off taking out the garbage, remember these reasons why it’s essential to do it regularly.

4. Not Doing the Dishes Right Away 

One of the main contributing factors to the mess in your home is not doing the dishes right away. When you leave dirty dishes in the sink, they attract bacteria and become a breeding ground for germs. Not to mention, they also make your kitchen look messy and cluttered.

If you want to keep your home clean and tidy, it’s crucial to get into the habit of washing your dishes as soon as you use them.

5. Not Having a Place for Everything

It can contribute to the mess if you don’t have a place for everything in your home. Keeping your home neat and orderly can be more accessible if you have a designated spot for everything. Put things away and find what you need more quickly when they are all in the exact location.

This can help you avoid searching through piles of stuff to find what you’re looking for. Have a place for your keys, mail, magazines, and anything else that tends to clutter your home. 


The key to keeping a home clean and tidy is developing good habits. This means not procrastinating when it comes to messes–the sooner you take care of them, the easier it will be. Of course, having a clean and tidy home takes some effort, but it’s doable with some planning and doing.

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