Close the circle

Complete the task.
Take the item from its home, 
use it,
put it away,
right then.

Don’t set it down, 
or shove it in some random space.
Or pile it on the counter.

Bring the bag in,
take out the contents,
put them away.
Don’t leave it on the table thinking
you’ll do it later.
(Trust me, you’ll have plenty to do later…)

Place the tea cup into the dishwasher.
Put the folded laundry away.
Recycle the junk mail.

Clutter is delayed decisions or inaction.

Take the time to close the circle.
Finish and move on.