The Daily Five

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I am a huge believer in routine.

One of my favorite places on the planet (apart from my oh-so-loved office at home) is a cabin owned by my husband’s family. I am fairly certain–if I did not need money or relationships to exist happily in this life–that I would live in that cabin like a bonafide hermit. (Of course, I’ve never run this plan by the cabin’s owners.)

But, even when I’ve had the opportunity to visit, it’s always good to come home.

I crave routine.

I believe in our 3-a-day task system here on House Honcho. Apart from hundreds of e-mails from readers explaining the difference it has made in their lives, I have my own set of reasons it works. Not the least of which is my faithful friend, Routine.

Recently, I was asked if I could sum up the entirety of home management in 5 daily chores. Here is my answer:

1. Make the bed.
2. Leave no room without doing one thing to improve it.
3. Sort the mail the moment it crosses into your home and eliminate what you do not need.
4. Clean up after everything you do.
5. Plan ahead.

And there you have it. Agreed?

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