I know my life is getting out of balance when I find my tea cups everywhere: on my bedside table, in my car, on my desk, on the table where I fold laundry. This is my clue that it is time to step back, take a breathe, and reframe what it means to have a cup of tea.
I remind myself that the cup of tea is not finished until the cup is in the dish dryer.
For me, getting in the habit of finishing things is the single most effective way to deal with and prevent clutter.
Why is it, then, that staying in the habit is so freakin’ hard?