Keeping the interiors of your home organized, clean, and comfortable is one of the best feelings. Taking into consideration that our homes, our rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms are where we spend the vast majority of our time, it’s always comforting to know that everything is in its own place, and you can easily access it anytime you want to without wasting a lot of time.
It’s true, some people find no deconcentration in co-existing with all the mess in the household. There are a bunch of unfolded clothes in the middle of the room? Nice, it’s so soft and I’m so tired so I’ll just lie on top of them. However, there are also people who can’t eat a bite of their food or even scroll through their feeds knowing that the dishes are not washed, or the room needs vacuuming. We’re all different when it comes to habits and these kinds of things. But, what we must understand is that hygiene is extremely important and that a well-organized home, room, or simply desk will most likely give you the satisfaction of productivity and therefore you might become even more productive.
When it comes to an organized home, Andrew J. Mellen, the author of the self-help book Unstuff Your Life, that promotes ‘More Love, Less Stuff’, has an apartment one would be envious of. As to how we know that, well, DailyMail has gotten exclusive access to his Manhattan apartment in order to see if he stays true to his words, or more indirectly, whether he walks his talk. Andrew has helped thousands of people and businesses to simplify and organize their lives. He is known as America’s Most Organized Man.
The author lives in Hell’s Kitchen in New York’s Midtown West in a 700-sq ft apartment overlooking the Hudson. As to how he tries not to waste valuable time, if you keep the keys in the same place every time, you will always know where they are and you won’t waste time looking for them. The same thing goes with other things, such as his wallet or phone charger.
Talking about organizing the kitchen, he proceeded to say that all appliances should have their parts and that the ‘groceries should be organized into categories’. According to Daily Mail, he said:
The kitchen should be broken down into zones: Preparation, cooking and baking, beverages, pantry, tableware and cleanup. Before putting a single item away, wash and wipe down the interiors of every cabinet and drawer. This system begins to unravel the minute you defer returning something to its home in favor if doing it “later”
He recommends everyone use glass over plastic, claiming it’s not only eco-friendly but more hygienic, and easier to clean as well. He has a wood cutlery container over plastic and it all looks absolutely shimmery.
When it comes to decluttering the kitchen, he insists on having three questions in mind: Is this object something I currently or frequently use? Is it beautiful? Do I enjoy looking at it? Does it serve a practical purpose in my kitchen? He says that if the answers to these questions are ‘no’, then get rid of the object.
He admitted to Daily Mail that his favorite thing in his room is pressed sheets. He said:
Without help, there’s not a lot of time in the day to press and fold the linens. A tip is to remove the sheets and pillowcases from the dryer while they are still slightly damp and drape them over a shower rod to dry. It’s the next best thing to ironing them, and they come out crisps and without wrinkles.
There is also art in the interiors of his apartment, as you can see. He also practices Buddhism after having dated a Zen monk for two years.
He recommends keeping the closets tidy by getting rid of wire hangers and hanging the clothes on robust hangers. He also suggests deciding on how many clothes you need and anytime you buy a new one, get rid of the old one you do not use.
Belts and ties organized.
He also has a housekeeper who manages the laundry and the shirts, the way that he wants them: organized and co-ordinated.
As Daily Mail reports, his piles of books that are organized neatly in the house, make him happy.
To follow his passion when it comes to keeping things organized, Andrew began working with individuals and corporations, like Goldman Sachs, American Express and Time, Inc. to help them keep things simple.
He has a simple bathroom, and this one is also organized neatly and with precision.
When it comes to decluttering, there are three RULES:
1. One home for everything.
2. Like with like, similar objects should be stored together.
3. Something in, something out.
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