This month, former procrastinators, we’re hitting some high spots, not delving deep. We’re removing physical obstacles from our everyday path. This paves the way for smoother operations and sweeter tempers.
This week, let’s hit three spots that are prone to collect obstacles – the bathroom, pantry, and garage. Here’s our aim:
Fix it so you don’t have to move something to get to what you need on a daily basis.
First, the bathroom. Do you have to move hair products or curling irons just to brush your teeth? Try an over-the-door shoe organizer. Pockets hold bottles, brushes, etc. leaving your sink area clear. You might cut those pocket organizers into smaller sections and attach them inside a cabinet door. Make space by removing expired items. Wet towels piling up? Add hooks so you can hang more.
The pantry (or food storage cabinets) cause aggravation when you can’t access what’s there. Do you have a large object here such as a vacuum that you have to work around? Could it have another home? Hooks on the wall will keep some items from falling in your path. Baskets hold food packs or seasonings. Again, so does a shoe organizer which frees shelves. Having to move other canned goods to find the stewed tomatoes points out two things: 1) Remove expired items. 2) Label what area houses veggies, fruits, chips and crackers, etc. This shortens your search and helps make your pantry a happy place.
The garage is big, but we’re keeping it simple. What if you removed the accumulated boxes and broken chair – could you drive in? What if you obtained a bin to contain the scrap lumber, placed it in a corner and stood up the long pieces vertically? What if you removed the trash you tossed out there but forgot to throw away?
Instead of getting angry or frustrated by repeatedly having to work around interference, take action. Remove the obstacles that interfere with your daily operation. Enjoy the relief.
Which of these three places will you tackle first?