And tomorrow, do it again. And the next day and the next …
And do it no matter how you feel, no matter how tired or discouraged or frustrated you are.
Pretty soon, it’ll become part of your morning routine, like brushing your teeth or having your coffee. You’ll want to make your bed, and you may even enjoy it.
Why? Because action — any action done regularly — becomes routine, and routine is important to getting your home (and your life) under your control. If you manage just one thing, day after day, you are making progress. Real progress.
But it doesn’t have to be the bed. Maybe you’d rather clear the table off every morning or put all the dirty dishes in the sink every night or take the garbage out every day. What’s important is that you start with something and stick with it. And when your one action becomes routine, add a second.
You’ve heard me say it before: Getting organized is not easy or quick or ever “done.” It calls for constant attention and hard, sometimes boring work. But taking it in small steps — with practical, positive, doable actions — is the first step.