Does this scene sound familiar? It’s been a long day away from home, and the first thing you do is drop all of your bags and miscellaneous junk as close to the door as humanly possible. Before you know it, “entryway” has become synonymous with “clutter”—we’ve all been there.
According to Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., clinical director of the Bio Behavioral Institute, in Great Neck, New York, the best way to combat this untidy habit is to take stock of everything you’re carrying, and then make a mental list of where you’ll stash each individual item—before stepping inside. Once you’ve got a plan, you’ll be more likely to put everything in its right place… so long as you do it immediately. Not surprisingly, procrastination is less likely to yield successful results.
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