How many times have you noticed something that needs to be done and you tell yourself “I’ll do that…later.”
- A bill that needs to be paid
- A broken toy that needs to be fixed
- An appointment that needs to be made
- An email that needs a response
- Laundry that needs put away
- A room that needs to be straightened
- A bed that needs to be made
- A mess that needs to be cleaned up
When is “later”? When things just sit around they become clutter, both physically and mentally. Do yourself a favor and set aside time to go through all of your clutter that has been waiting for “later”.
Moving forward, avoid this clutter trap by taking care of these things as soon as you notice them or schedule a time to do so. Telling yourself you will do it “later” is just an excuse and a quick way for clutter to accumulate.
What “later” clutter are you going to take care of today?
10 thoughts on “Clutter Trap: “I’ll do that… later””
This is such an easy trap to fall into. I am guilty of that, although I do try to stay on top of things and just get stuff done.
I do it to sometimes too but I hate how unfinished projects just sit out in the open so I normally end up taking care of it quickly.
writing next post.
I become very conscious when I write my post and publish it. I excited and uncomfortable.
I don’t like clutter but am guilty of those little things that can lead to clutter. Good post.
I think we all fall into this trap at some point. The trick is to catch ourselves and take care of the clutter before it adds up.
Thanks for reading!
Good reminders, Suzanne! I have a perpetual to-do list, and it bothers me when tasks don’t get marked off in a timely fashion! Have a great week! 🌞
I am bothered by lingering to-do items too. 😁If my to-do list gets too long I will set aside a chunk of time and just power through as much as I can!
You’re a true inspiration! 🌞