Apartment Therapy on The Little Things That Make a Difference

Apartment Therapy on The Little Things That Make a Difference

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Maxwell Ryan
Nov 5, 2004
• When you wake in the morning, make your bed. • Be sure the seat is down after you use the toilet. • Always leave the shower curtain pulled across, so that it can dry and not mildew. • Use your kitchen in the morning, even if it only to have a glass of orange juice. • Take out the recycling when you leave home each morning. • Always include a thank you note with your rent. • Have your paper delivered. It is cheaper and more efficient. • Always go out of your way to say good morning to your neighbors on the street. • Pick up garbage in front of your building that other people may have dropped. • Before you leave the office, take five minutes to clean up your desk. • On Fridays, take 15 minutes and clear your desk, throwing out or filing all post-its, cards, or papers that are old. • Buy flowers for your apartment at least once a week on your way home from work. • Take off your street shoes when you come home. Use house shoes inside your home. • Hang your coat up right away when you come home. • Sort your mail right away when you come home. • Keep all coats, bags, shoes by the front door. Don’t let these inhabit your living space. • Use the time just after you get home to run any local errands, such as dry cleaning, pharmacy, or laundry. • Check your messages right away and then erase the tape. • Return all your calls before dinner. • Use a cordless headset to make calls while you cook or straighten up your house. • Don’t let your refrigerator fill up with old food. Clean it out at least once a week. • Always eat on a real plate with a real napkin. • Light a candle when you eat, even if you are alone. • Drink water. • When you are done, clean up and take this opportunity to clean your counters and table. If any need oiling, do it right away. • Do all the dishes before you go to bed. • Floss each night. • Don’t make calls after 9pm. • Put all clothes away or in the laundry before going to bed each night. • Take a bath before bed if you have trouble sleeping. • Plan on at least 7 ½ hours of sleep a night. • Buy good bedding and invest in a good bed. • Get in bed early and read a novel for ½ hour. • Only have one book at your bedside at a time. Finish the books you start. • Look forward to the morning, because you are ready for it. MGR
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