Use these helpful reminders to keep clutter from building back up after your session.

First up, homework. If we left you some to do, don’t put it off. Pop in your earbuds and listen to your favorite podcast while you tackle it.

Don’t put it down, put it away.

A good general rule of thumb: If something takes less than 2 minutes to do, do it right away. Otherwise, add it to a to-do list and schedule a time to get it done.

Turn off subscribe and save.

The additional clutter that builds up from unneeded product is not worth the few cents you save each month. Buy things as you need them (aim to keep just one or two of each item, if any, in your backstock).

Keep adding to your donate pile.

Have a designated area where you toss donation items. When it fills up, schedule a pick up or drop them off. Remove them from the space ASAP so they’re not taking up prime real estate.

One in, one out.

When you buy something new, get rid of something old. And think hard before you buy. Know where something is going to live in your home before you head to the checkout line.